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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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Comparisons

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond

A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.

Stories about "Hawaii":

Mono a winner in Oahu

The 2018 AccesSurf’s Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships was held recently at Kuhio Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii. Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart won the Kneel...

As the lava continues to flow residents look to their future

George and Stephanie Douvris with their children Nicolette, Sophia and John lived in Tuntable Falls from 2008 till 2010. In 2013 they bought a property in Hawaii where they started farming with organic and permaculture principles. They are currently waiting for the lava to settle down so they can get back into their farm and see what is left.

Music from the Universe

Vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Elijah Ray brings a touch of Hawaii to Spirit Festival with his unique charms, deep message and eclectic repertoire. His...

Aussies move up at Pipe Masters

The Aussies are making a surge for the finals at the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons at Pipeline, Hawaii.

Masters of the surf

    Seven time World Champion Layne Beachley and former WCT competitor Jake Spooner will lead a strong TravelSIM Team Australia to the ISA World Masters...

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of our global predicament, and a...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...