Thirty-one years have passed since Nicholas Shand dreamed up this newspaper and collected a band of similar dreamers to help him make it real. In those 31 years The Echo has grown, like a magic beanstalk, far taller than we ever imagined, and it is now one of the primary institutions of Byron Shire.
Out in force collecting for their annual charity year 12 students from Mullumbimby High School have hit the streets with flare this morning now that classes are at an end.
Close to 500 runners and walkers took the rare opportunity to scale Mount Chincogan on the weekend for the reawakened Chincogan Charge. It was the first time the event had been run in 16 years and at a warm 27... Read More →
For the first time in 16 years the Chinny Charge is on again! This Saturday September 16, 500 people will be running and walking up Mount Chincogan to win prizes – or in many cases just to enjoy the view.
There are stories behind the stories and Sharon Shostak and the Brunswick Valley Historical Society (BVHS) have come together to dig deeper and find out what they are.
Are you concerned about the NBN roll out? Local MP Justine Elliot will be at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club on Wednesday, August 30, between 11am and 1pm to listen to the concerns of local residents regarding the NBN rollout.
Creating a connection between young and established musicians is a key part of the Mullum Music Festival and has proven its worth over the last eight years.
More than half the spots are now gone for the Chincogan Charge run on September 16, so if you want to run or walk up the mountain, now is your chance to book your place.
It’s time for not-for-profit organisations to get their applications ready for the 2018 Small Grants Program with Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF).
Voice, Interests and Education of Women – or VIEW for short – was formed in the 1960s as a chance for women to get together, form friendships and help disadvantaged children across Australia through the children’s charity The Smith Family.
The second annual ‘Moonshiners for Mental Health’ charity day is on this Saturday August 12 at Alby Lofts Oval, Brunswick Heads. The Mullumbimby Moonshiners Rugby Club will be hosting a day of rugby, raffles, giveaways, activities for the kids and... Read More →
This Friday August 11, 6–8pm, the BSA Project Space is showing its second Double Bill exhibition for 2017.
The living legend of Mullumbimby is about to turn 40 so it is time to get on your party shoes, dust off your pool cue and head to Club Saffron for a birthday bash like no other.
The moment everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived! The Chincogan Charge has officially launched its website and has opened and you can now register for the run.
This Sunday July 30 the RDA is opening its gates from 10am till 3pm so that you can find out more about what they do, meet their horses and pick up some horse poo for the garden.
No Fixed Abode gives a voice and a face to the many homeless people who struggle to find housing, food and stability. It will be launched at the Byron Writers Festival on Saturday August 5.
With the Chinny Charge back, The Echo looks back to one of the iconic runners. Kevin was a man who liked a challenge and had run the Chincogan Charge numerous times despite the fact he required kidney dialysis after contracting malaria in the merchant navy.
Doing the Woodwork for Women courses with Patt Gregory in Mullumbimby is about more than learning how to saw straight, though that is an important skill you will learn.
Helping children and vulnerable communities in South Africa is what the Kindling Foundation does and now you have a chance to get involved. Jen Kyna
As an able-bodied person I very rarely think of life from the perspective of a person with a disability. I walk the streets without noticing the 5cm lip of the pavement hitting the road or the step into a shop that makes access impossible for a person in a wheelchair.
Have you ever waxed lyrical about this place in which you live? The beauty of the Byron Shire is to be immortalised by locals and visitors alike who have a chance to express their love of this land in 60 words or fewer.
Sandra Haslam, Mullumbimby. This morning I was very close to being swiped by a car that was coming into my lane. I was on a bicycle, turning left, on the very far left of the road, so the incursion was significant.
Dr Saamdu Chetri, executive director of the centre for Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Bhutan, will be in Mullumbimby on Saturday June 24 to talk about how they use the GNH scale, rather than GDP, to measure their countries success.
Chris Cooney, Mullumbimby. Andrew Crockett made some good points in last week's Echo regarding the use of a Melbourne based consultancy firm for eliciting community information concerning the future directions of the development of Mullumbimby.
The saying goes that if you are reading this then thank a teacher. But local teachers, according to the Mullum network of Parents and Citizens (P&Cs), will be struggling with resources if the federal government’s proposed changes to educational funding go through parliament.