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My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Other News

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

December 17, 2013

Issue 28.28

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The Bluesfest poster appears split in the online edition due to it’s position underneath the New Years Eve entertainment liftout so we have reproduced it here.

In this Issue:

New Years Eve Comedy Festival

New Years Eve at the Ballina RSL has fast gained a reputation for being one of the best-value nights on the coast.

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Kohinur goes all night to see New Year dawn

The good people of Kohinur Hall NYE are excited about this year’s offering. Opening all night, this is going to be a party that takes punters right through to 2014.

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Cinema: John’s Top Ten for 2013

Echonetdaily's man in the dark John Campbell tells us his top ten movies for 2013

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is all about science gone wrong, with the not objectionable message that genetically engineered factory food is not worth the plastic that it’s wrapped in and that those who produce it are (like Monsanto etc) megalomaniacal cads.

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Surf’s up at the Tav

The surf’s up at the new-look Ocean Shores Tavern this NYE! Grab ya beach clobber and join Team Tavern for games, prizes, buckets of Coronas just $25 and cheeky cocktails.

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Getting the Gang back together

GANGajang has been coming together to play ever since, taking time off for other projects, but still writing and evolving as a classic Aussie rock band.

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Connecting the rainforest dots

Stumped about what to get your kids for Christmas? How about a hectare of rainforest in Borneo for just $250? Or maybe you’d prefer something more local.

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Relief at the eleventh hour saves a sports fan’s season

When the best is saved until the last, it’s even better. Am I right? My year in the bleachers had rewarded me with no moments of ecstasy, no triumphs of red-hot parochialism.

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Kellie Knight & The Daze see in the New Year

Kellie Knight and the Daze are a powerful, highly polished and dynamic north coast-based music outfit who through their mutual love of soul, funk and jazz music came together to pay tribute to some of the legendary musicians of these genres.


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Byron light rail gets council nod

While it may be some time off, Byron Shire Council unanimously voted Thursday to support North Byron Beach Resort’s light-rail proposal.

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Barn Dance at the the Eltham Inn

Now this is a real country feel NYE – think hay bales, call dancing, strings of lights, southern fried chicken and wide-brim hats!

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A fine Byron brew of SpoonBill, Mista Savona and Electrik Lemonade

Celebrate New Years Eve at the Byron Brewery with Sweaty Buddha DJs.

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Neily Diamond at the Bruns Bowlo

Over ten years ago after much encouragement from his audiences, multi-award-winning singer Roo Mackerras created the Neily Diamond Show.

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Summer Solstice at Kohinur

Electric Forest events create a unique festival atmosphere where self-expression, freedom and personal journeys can meld into a positive life-affirming experience through dance within an immersive multimedia environment.

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Accepting the science that suits us

To those who think fluoride is mass medication designed to keep us docile and vaccinations cause more diseases than they prevent, Mungo McCallum has one thing to say: bah humbug.

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Byron councillor under fire over development

The activities of Byron Shire councillor Alan Hunter are becoming increasingly unpopular with his neighbours after he recently submitted another development application for his Myocum property.

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WellSwung Daddies
 Gatsby style

Party like Jay Gatsby and be transported to the outrageous and spectacular 1920s. The Byron at Byron is getting into the swing by theming the resort.

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Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour. According...

Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.