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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

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Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

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Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

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.

January 28, 2014

Issue 28.33

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In this Issue:

Player profile – Jamaica Me Crazy

If you know someone from your club who would be a great subject for a Player Profile, email: [email protected]

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The Wolf Of Wall Street

A consummate filmmaker who is as much curator as creator, Martin Scorsese has turned the autobiography of Jordan Belfort, a larger-than-life Wall Street dealer, into a ripping yarn in which aspiration in overdrive (or avarice, if you prefer) is the great American leitmotif.

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Having established himself as modern cinema’s most acclaimed Shakespearean actor – a sort of Olivier with moles – Kenneth Branagh has carried on with his unexpected career swerve as director in the lucrative but trashy milieu of the CGI action flick.

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Kreating Kasho for stage spectacular

This Saturday sees an innovative fashion cabaret hit the stage at the Byron Brewery. Seven spoke with Prem Kasho of Kali’s Kreations about her idea to take a simple clothing line launch and make it a spectacular.

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Book review – Echo drudges recommend

Book reviews by the Echonetdaily Drudges – This month: In Siberia by Colin Thubron; Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss; The Men Who Stare At Goats by Jon Ronson; and My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell.

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We’re all a bit loopy for Tom

Tom Richardson uses the latest in loop pedal technology to create a wall of sound, overdubbing four part vocal harmonies, complicated percussion grooves and lead and rhythm guitar parts, all live on stage

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Shores United they stand

Any activity that children can do as a group, including team sports, is the glue that forms friendships that can last forever. Learning to rely on your buddy is a great part of the human condition and should be explored by everyone.

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Book review – Scattered: The Inside Story of Ice in Australia

Australian journalist and author Malcolm Knox has written a comprehensive, entertaining and eye-opening account of the rise and rise of methamphetamine use in Australia

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Book review – Handbook for Dragon Slayers

Myth, marriage, magic and fantasy are all rolled up into one in this fantastic story of Princess Matilda, the one they say is cursed, Judith, the princess’s faithful maid and Parz the mighty warrior.

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Masterplan in the works for Byron town centre

Have you wondered why cars have the best view of the beach in the Byron CBD? Or whether misguided development incentives inadvertently force out small business?

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California reggae legends on the Ground

Roots reggae favourites Groundation are making their way around the country with a stop-off planned for the Byron. Founding member Harrison Stafford chatted about this legendary outfit.

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KP retires from competition

Word around the traps is that local surfer, 2011 Master of the Pipe and one of Byron’s favourite sons, Kieren Perrow, is hanging up his competitive leg rope for the last time.

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Holy Trinity – Dyson, Stringer, Cloher

Australian singer/songwriters Jen Cloher, Liz Stringer and Mia Dyson have teamed up to present a very special three-woman show and will appear at Bluesfest

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Young and old Byronians embrace

Brunswick Heads resident Kim Rosen was announced Byron Shire citizen of the year at a ceremony on Australia Day, while 15-year-old Azi Currie was declared young citizen of the year.

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La Playa locked out but still operating

The operator of Byron Bay’s La Playa restaurant/lounge bar (now called Soho) is refusing to leave the premises after he was given an eviction notice for unpaid rent.

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West Byron in gridlock

Will Byron Bay’s traffic gridlock be addressed before the first sod is turned on the yet-to-be-determined West Byron Project? Yes, according to NSW minister for the north coast and Byron resident Don Page.

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Li’l Fi raises the bucks

Crowdfunding platforms are providing artists and musicians around the world with a unique way to self-actualise a project.

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Bourbon back on tap

In New Orleans Bourbon Street may be the most famous street in the French Quarter, but round here Bourbon Street are much-loved 80s rockers.

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St Elmo Dining Room and Bar

St Elmo Dining Room and Bar in Byron Bay is both a restaurant serving modern Spanish cuisine and a bar with sophisticated cocktails and an extensive wine list.

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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.

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?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...