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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

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‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

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.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Birds of Prey

An R-rated action-adventure centred around an all-female superhero vigilante team, and written and directed entirely by women (Christina Hodson and Cathy Yan respectively), Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is certainly the first of its kind. The story comes from the original comic Birds of Prey that most casual comic fans may not have heard of, but after this film debut I’m sure they will be rushing to read the original.

The story is told, in colourful anarchic style, by Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), who, alongside Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is out to find and protect a young girl called Cass – who has been targeted for execution
by Gotham’s most narcissistic villain.

The team find themselves up against Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

Alongside great acting by the three leads and McGregor, the action sequences are all extremely well done in this film. They seem realistic (as much as one of these movies can be) and would certainly make The Avengers jealous. It is refreshing to see an all-female production in the Hollywood world of superheroes. Whether you are drawn in by its groundbreaking cast and crew, the R-rated action, or just because you love comic book movies, you’ll likely be very happy with what you find.


Open Screen at the BSA in Mullumbimby on Thursday 20 Feb

Open Screen: A Place for Makers

BSA, Mulllumbimby  | Thursday 20 Feb  |  7.30pm  | Entry by donation

Open Screen is a non-competitive and inclusive ‘open mic night’ for filmmakers – under the stars, and out the back of the Byron School of Art in Mullumbimby.

This is not a curated presentation, so even the organisers won’t know who or what is on the bill till half an hour before showtime. They are aiming    for a 45-minute program.

All films should be no longer than eight minutes. All genres are welcome, including documentary and experimental. Participants can have contributed to the film in any way, (as writer, director, producer, composer, actor etc.) and must attend the screening.

Doors open Thursday 20 February at 7.30pm for filmmakers to deliver video files. Showtime is 8pm.

If you’re a filmmaker, submissions are now open! For registration and all guidelines, go to Facebook, Projectall Shorts Events. There is no registration fee.

If you are a film-lover, reserve a seat via Facebook on the Projectall Shorts event page – because it is an outdoor event, on the big screen, with limited head-sets. Entry is by donation. And they do have wet weather cover!

[email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/2894335250624196/


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