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July 28, 2021

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Our water future – Rous County Council

Hugh Nicholson, The Channon A spokesperson for Our Future Northern Rivers (OFNR), explains clearly why the OFNR position on water...

Vax zombies

Paul Stephen, Yamba Will Ash denounces The Echo for being pro-vax (9 July). The Echo is just being pro-science, and supporting...

Byron Farmers Markets temporarily moved to make way for COVID clinic

The Byron Farmers Market is to be held opposite Elements resort on Bayshore Drive this week, while health authorities use the Cavanbah Centre for a drive-through COVID testing service.

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

45 Sydney-Ballina travellers exposed to COVID-19

Forty-five travellers from Sydney are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 and continue self-isolation on the Northern Rivers after sharing a flight with a confirmed case.

Byron Council seeks height variation for its bioenergy facility

The bioenergy facility was one of many Council projects identified as being at risk of losing funding, within the solar farm report.

November 26, 2013

Issue 28.25

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In this Issue:

Generations of girls take on the waves

The annual Girls Go Surfing Day event, hosted locally by Surfing Byron Bay, is now in its twenty-fourth year. Held this year on December the event invites girls of all ages to head down to the beach and have a go at learning to surf.

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CrossFit coaches to train Olympic skiers

CrossFit Byron Bay are celebrating their first anniversary with the news that owners/coaches Nick and Joe Draxl have both been asked to coach athletes during the Sochi Winter Olympics in early 2014.

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Local surfers start eco surf tours in the Solomon Islands

Locally based surfer and environmental educator Tash Morton has carved her way into inspiring work in the Solomon Islands.

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Cinema review – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Figuratively speaking, I was dragged kicking and screaming to Johnny Knoxville’s latest – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

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Book reviews – Echo Drudges recommend

Six Echo Drudges give you their opinion about what they have been reading

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Cinema review – Within; Creating Within

At its core, making art is an act of love. That it survives in a cynical age is because those who pursue it do so with integrity, tenacity and healthy single-mindedness.

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Byron’s ‘safe’ NYE won’t come cheap

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson is adamant that this New Year's Eve will be a far cry from last year, when drinkers ran wild, 14 people were arrested and tonnes of garbage were collected.

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Laura’s music is right on Targett

Violinist Laura Targett steps out of the shadows and into the limelight when she launches her brand new CD. Mandy Nolan spoke with Laura about her emergence from fiddle player to singer, revealing a unique and evocative voice.

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Cinema review – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

This is not so much a sequel as the second episode of an epic sci-fi serial. As such it has arrived with great expectations after the enthralling first instalment.

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Students promote anti-violence message

As part of the White Ribbon campaign, students have created images and designs for coasters which will appear in pubs and hotels across Byron Shire from November 25 to December 10.

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Byron aims for chemical-free weed control

Byron Shire Council voted last week to aim to go chemical-free within the next five years in a new shire-wide weed/pest management policy.

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Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

A flyer circulating within the community is making claims against the government's COVID-19 powers, and provides supporting legislation, claiming the information provided is to...

Highest Hapki yusul award given to former Rosebank resident

Ross Kendall Jarrod Taylor has received the Ninth Dan – the highest award in Hapki yusul, the martial art from which Hapkido is derived, from...

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning the country championship, being selected...

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.