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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Global predicament

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

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze...

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

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Victoria King wins poetry prize

Lennox Head's Victoria King has taken out first prize in the 2020 Ballina Region for Refugees Seeking Asylum Poetry competition.

Youth poets slammin’ Out Loud

Young poets from across the Northern Rivers have competed in the Murwillumbah-based Poets Out Loud poetry slam and are now waiting for you, the public, to decide the People’s Choice Award.

Seeking Asylum Poetry Prize is open for entries

The Ballina Region for Refugees (BR4R) is inviting submissions to the 2020 Seeking Asylum Poetry Prize. The prize celebrates the positive contributions refugees make to our communities and acknowledges the circumstances that forced them flee their homelands and request refuge in Australia. The prize is open to all Australian residents.

Local poet’s raw honesty rewarded

Local Lismore poet Peter Mitchell's collection Conspiracy of Skin was Highly Recommended at the Australian Centre Literary Awards last month.

Poets launch free book exchange

Launching the free book exchange at Santos in Mullumbimby were the winners of the ballad of beauty poetry competition.

Dangerous poets help refugees

Supporting refugees in detention and those living in the community Dangerously Poetic Press will be doing a benefit evening in Mullumbimby on Saturday, 4 March.

Culture

Easter Trivia Looking for something to do in Mullum over Easter? Come to the Golf Club on Saturday night for the annual Easter Trivia Night....

Culture with a laugh, a stretch and a bang

This week's culture roundup has something for your belly, your body and a bang

Salt Breeze blowing in from Byron

Local publisher Dangerously Poetic Press will be launching an anthology featuring the work of 18 local poets on Friday. A vibrant evening of poetry and...

Culture begins with the colour of Mullum

Culture this week begins with the colour of Mullum and continues with bellydance, belly laughs, waves, poets and a bit of full frontal.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...