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BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

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South East Queensland lockdown continues for another five days

Queensland Health has issued a statement that says the current lockdown in South East Queensland will continue for another five days as a precaution following new cases in the state.

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW)...

Bruns North Arm

Jillian Spring, BillinudgelRegarding your article ‘A positive change to bring back the Bruns’, (Echo, 14 July). Since 2013/14 submissions to Council,...

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Stories about "Surf":

Surf abuse

Dave Lisle, Goonengerry Paul Bibby’s front page story suggested an abusive surf culture was more a factor in surf rage than overcrowding and inexperience. I...

Mature surfers need to call out abuse

Paul Taylor, Murwillumbah The mature male surfers present in the line-up when these serial germs go about bullying and assaulting others are themselves a part...

Surf’s up at new museum

A priceless 30 year collection of surf nostalgia and culture will soon be made public, with the launch of the Legends Surf Museum.

Surfers farewell a gentle giant of the waves

A member of our surfing community has died. It came as a shock. No-one in my circle had known he was sick, but none of us had been very close to him. Big John was a larger-than-life character. Literally and figuratively.

Hazardous surf and beach closures today

Hazardous weather conditions are forecast for the Northern NSW coastline for today, Sunday 15 March.

Nat’s Church of the Open Sky

With a blaze of groundbreaking performances and a swag of titles claimed from all over the world to his name, Australian world champion surfer Nat Young’s seventieth birthday inspired some reflection on the waves and characters that have marked his spectacular career.

2017 Nikon Surf Photos of the Year on display

This years winner of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Awards 2017 was Luke Shadbolt. The top twenty photos are currently on exhibition at Surf World in Currumbin.

Byron Bay Surf Festival pulls them in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UBdRI32ZhY The fourth annual Byron Bay Surf Festival at the weekend celebrated surfing culture in classic Byron Bay style with hundreds of locals and visitors...

Westerly winds challenge Tweed Valley sailors

Matt Andrews The experience of John Haywood and the other crew members of Capers triumphed in the winter westerlies and run out tide that greeted...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Interview with Ross Wilson, composer and Daddy Cool frontman

When the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Michael Gudinski and Sir Elton John call out a song as ‘one of the great Australian rock ‘n’ roll songs’, ‘one of the greatest songs of all time’, and ‘one of my favourite tracks’, then you know it was and still is, a hit.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Sobering Tale

Like most people I know alcoholism is in my genes. My father was an alcoholic. He drove drunk into another car, killed himself and an innocent man. He was 30. I’m 53.