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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Our growth under threat, say local distillers

Local independent distillers behind iconic labels Ink Gin and Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin say a longstanding ‘bad’ government policy that taxes spirits unfairly, compared to other alcohol such as wine, is putting thousands of jobs at risk in a ‘dangerous high inflation environment’.

Psychedelic drugs

I am a bit bewildered by the 4 Corners program last Monday on the use of psychedelic drugs in...

Cartoon of the week – 10 August, 2022

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Richmond Tweed Regional Library Mobile Library is on the road

Following the destruction of the previous trailer in this year’s unprecedented floods, a replacement trailer for the Richmond Tweed Regional Mobile Library has arrived – it's been polished and loaded with brand-new books and is on the road.

A melodious morning

Dean Doyle and Sophistication are back this week for Morning Melodies at the Ballina RSL. Dean, Narelle and Paul...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: For Sale: Moral compass

Some weeks it’s hard to navigate the big feelings I have around injustice; the kind of injustice that occurs every day, everywhere, underwritten by the privilege of some at the expense of the many. The shit stuff people get away with! The shit stuff no one notices. Shit stuff always happens to people who don’t have much to start with. I sometimes wonder how you can hear story after story and not realise the system is broken. Capitalism sucks. Let’s go break stuff – like, the dominant paradigm! We haven’t managed to subvert it – so can we smash it into tiny pieces? Please?

Stories about "Soli Bailey":

Bailey takes on big WA waves

Crystal Cylinders Byron Bay’s Soli Bailey got off to a great start up against world number two Kanoa Igarashi and CT sophomore Yago Dora at...

Class showing at Ben King classic

The 43rd annual BK Surf Classic was held at Broken Head over the long weekend in surf ranging from clean, small, well-shaped waves to...

Soli Bailey runner up at Sunset Beach Pro Junior

Up-and-coming junior Byron Bay surfer Soli Bailey has been narrowly defeated in the World Surfing League's Sunset Beach Pro Junior event in Hawaii.

Soli surfs Newcastle fest

Soli Bailey from Byron Bay opened his Newscastle Surfest campaign well yesterday by progressing through his opening Round 1 Heat 9.

Steph and Soli rep for far north coast

In good onshore waves at Bells Beach yesterday it was victory for Nathan Hedge and Stephanie Single at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Piping Hot Surf Festival 1-Star Qualifying Series divisions.

Australian juniors bring it to Nicaragua

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7atAuBh5WM Following an amazing final day of great waves and exciting surfing performances on Sunday, the 2013 Dakine ISA World Junior Surfing Championship presented by...

Byron juniors impress the world

    Byron Bay Surfers Soli Bailey and Kyuss King are making a huge impression on the world of surfing. Soli Bailey was last year’s Rangi Pro...

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.