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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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Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

Stories about "Survival Day":

January 26

Margaret Louise, Lismore On this day, of all days, the excruciating vulgarity of Ocker culture is hard to take. Don’t get me wrong – I love...

Lismore marks Invasion/Survival Day

Hundreds of First Nations people and supporters gathered at Lismore Environment Centre this morning to mark Invasion/Survival Day.

Storylines: Do not give us Invasion Day as a day of celebration

Echonetdaily is proud to launch Storylines – a series of monthly articles by Indigenous writers.

Invasion Day: local mob head to Canberra

Twenty-five of our local mob are on their way to Canberra to join the national protest that marks Invasion Day; for many Australians a time of mourning.

Byron councillors accuse Greens of ‘politicising’ Australia Day

Two Byron councillors from different political parties have accused the Greens of being divisive with Australia Day… while also being divisive themselves.

Survival Day sees launch of referendum petition

Both the meaning of Australia Day and the date that it is celebrated on each year were once again brought into question last Friday, January 26, when people took to the streets in ‘change the date’ marches around the country as well as celebrating it as Survival Day.

Survival Day in Byron Bay

Byron shire mayor Simon Richardson got down and dirty with the Arakwal Bundjalung Bunyarra dancers at Apex Park for Survival Day on Tuesday, 26 January, to mark the continued survival of aboriginal and islander culture in the face of the dispossession and genocide against first peoples in Australia.

One mob… surviving and thriving

'Jingi Walla! Hello!’ echoed across town on Monday as hundreds of tourists and locals gathered at Main Beach in Byron Bay to celebrate the survival of the Indigenous people of this country.

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...