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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Bring them home to Biloela

Marilyn Perkins, MEd, JP, Wollongbar Given the recent news that Tharnicaa is seriously ill, and has been flown to hospital in...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the...

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state...

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

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Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

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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‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a recent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.