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While Hamas exists, Palestine will never be free

In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

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Tweed Council wants feedback on Crabbes Creek Community Hall upgrade

The Crabbes Creek Community Hall is heading towards. major upgrade and Tweed Shire Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan for the work to make it a safer and more inclusive space for gatherings, events and activities.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in Byron Bay

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to recognise the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

Local Leihani rips her way through Skullcandy

Local surfer, Leihani Kaloha Zoric, has had a big couple of weeks that has included back-to-back championship wins in...

Playing with fire

Their excitement is infectious. Young schoolboys in uniform cluster around Rebecca Barnes’ stall as she passes the finger limes...

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one...

Byron’s foreshore

‘How could the foreshore be improved’? asks Byron Council. Simple. Incorporate natural and hybrid infrastructure into coastal policy and...

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20th Ocean Shores art show

The Ocean Shores Art Expo celebrated its 20th anniversary with the appropriate theme ‘Celebration’. This year there were 172 art works entered in the open category from over 150 artists.

Hippy docos screen to celebrate Aquarius Festival anniversary

The Brunswick Valley Historical Society is hosting a screening of Sharon Shostak’s Mullumbimby docos at the Drill Hall, Mullumbimby, on Saturday April 15 and Sunday April 16.  

Memories can be an elusive quarry for the filmmaker

A childhood grown in Upper Main Arm from 1973 has invariably fed my filmmaking, both with having access to archival footage as well as the natural link it makes to me telling stories from those days.

Mullum’s madness celebrated

Karen McLean, Mullumbimby. The Mullumbimby’s Madness DVD is a treasure. It is a very friendly eye-opening story of the early pioneer hippies, responding to the mysterious pulling power of this special land, the beautiful dairy farmers who were full of kindness and humour and understanding, and multi-level experiments explored in nature.

Hippie doco premieres in Mullumbimby

Australia's 'Biggest Little Town' of Mullumbimby was dying. The dairy farmers and banana growers were walking away from the land. Then a’ naked hairy wave’ of new settlers who converged on the district. It was the dawn of the Australian hippies.

Byron 7s celebrate 25 years of play

The Byron Bay Rugby Union - Rugby 7s, has been an annual event since 1990. During its 25 years it has attracted teams from the local area, country NSW, Sydney, and from nations such as Fiji, New Zealand, New Guinea and New Caledonia.

‪Boomerang Festival set to return ‬

Organisers of the inaugural Boomerang Festival of indigenous music and culture held at Tyagarah over the weekend were boyed by its success and crowd response, vowing it will come back bigger and better next year.

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one group of Australians: the Jewish...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire Council. I had always given...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore.