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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Gold Coast of Byron

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

March 11, 2014

Issue 28.39

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In this Issue:

What your Bibb says

Eric Bibb has been a professional player since he was just 16, playing in the house band for his father’s television talent show. At 19 he move to Paris, where he took up blues guitar

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Speaking of culture

So many things to inspire our senses in Art, Poetry, Tattoos, Music, Movies, Theatre and Comedy,

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Festivals of food in Melbourne and Byron

Having attended Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival last weekend, I was reminded of a time long ago when Byron used to close off Lawson Street…

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Our Bundjalung Brothers, Water and Light, a Woman and the Moonrise

Water and Light, Essence of Woman, the Moonrise, the Romans and the Greeks along with our Bundjalung Brothers and all Living Things are among the wonderful offerings this month in the art world.

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Gala party wraps Byron Film Fest

The eighth Byron Bay International Film Festival officially closed with a gala party on Saturday night after ten days of inspiring cinema, awards, more parties and fascinating panel discussions.

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I can see Cleary now

Funk R&B musician Jon Cleary was born in Cranbook England, but somehow the music and the spirit of New Orleans was in his blood. It was only a matter of time before Cleary found his way to his musical home.

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Bikies face venue crackdown

Police have asked the Tweed and Byron liquor accords to not admit motorcycle gang members who wear club colours. But Nomads members say they should be consulted before a decision is taken.

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Rural landowners victims of bureaucratic blunder

The newly formed state government department Local Land Services has been forced to apologise to members after letters were sent with wrong and missing information.

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Former Byron Shire president blasts ‘outdated’ bypass

Oliver Dunne argues that Byron Shire Council, the state government and West Byron developers should not be relying on an 1989 bypass proposal ‘that was intended to relieve traffic conditions for the years 2000 to 2025’.

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‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...