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.
Help for residents of Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Billinudgel and other locally affected areas of the Byron Shire still hangs in the balance following cyclone Debbie.
The Knitting Nannas were in Mullum on Friday, keeping up the pressure on the Commonwealth Bank to cut all ties with the Adani coal mine as part of a country-wide protest against the proposed Adani coal mine in central Queensland.
Robert Zandstra, Mullumbimby. Byron Council’s decision to review vehicle movement & parking is timely for our increasingly busy, car-centred town. An integrated solution to making Mullumbimy attractive once more involves reduced speeds in the CBD area; reduced traffic in the... Read More →
Norman’s Saturday session with The Codgers outside Dennet's supermarket in Mullmbimby took on a discordant tune this week when an opportunistic thief stole his much loved Hammond 44 key melodica, nicknamed ‘Loretta’.
After several false starts residents of north Byron shire have finally got a flood meeting this Thursday, 1 June. The meeting aims to 'facilitate an open discussion, where business and residents can raise any questions they may have regarding Council's role both pre and post flood.'
Mullumbimby was awash today with a sea of umbrellas and colour as hundreds of people gathered outside Santos to protest against the Adani coal mine in the rain.
The recent flood recovery meeting held in Mullumbimby on May 11 received criticism from some locals who felt that it had been hijacked by Our Earth Online rather than dealing with the immediate needs of the community currently in crisis while others felt it successfully achieved its aims.
Lulu’s cafe in Mullumbimby is reeling after have three gas bottles stolen from their premises recently. Two 45kg bottles were stolen on the ANZAC weekend and then a 90KG bottle was stolen again this Wednesday 10 May.
Byron Shire is once again showing off its talented dancers as Danny Salfield of Bay FM takes to the floor to raise money for cancer as part of the Cancer Council NSW Stars of Byron Shire Dance for Cancer.
Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith has questioned the emergency services minister over the process of providing flood relief and support to Byron Shire and why the Byron Shire hasn’t received adequate flood relief assistance yet.
A car lost its rear axel and was left in a seriously damaged condition on the side of Main Arm Road outside Mullumbimby yesterday, 8 May.
NSW Labor today announced a non-partisan flood package for the NSW North Coast – providing what it describes as 'a blueprint for the Berejiklian government' to help the community and businesses recover.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson and general manager Ken Gainger have sent a letter to the minister for health, Brad Hazzard, requesting the Mullumbimby Hospital site be gifted to council
While the impacts from ex-cyclone Debbie are still fresh in everyones mind Byron Shire Council and Our Earth online are coordinating a public meeting to look at how the flood response was handled and what can be done to handle it more effectively in the future.
Have you ever thought ‘if only I had a drill, a toy, a lawn mower, some spare plates, an urn for an event handy? Where can I borrow one?’ Then perhaps the library of stuff is what you are looking for.
Since Cyclone Debbie hit the Mullumbimby and district neighbourhood centre has been providing around 100 hot meals a day, financial relief, help to fill out forms, counseling, clothes and furniture to those in need.