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CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

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Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

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.

March 25, 2014

Issue 28.41

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In this Issue:

Cafe Oska

If you can sit still long enough with the susurrant afrobeat sounds gently filling Café Oska you may be able to study the menu

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Culture and the Angry Men

Culture – Calm logic and compassion triumph over angry, irrational prejudice in Ballina Players’ production of Twelve Angry Men

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Tracks

I don’t know why I didn’t expect to like this – maybe it was that nagging sense that so much these days is done with the book and movie in mind.

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Brunswick SLSC heads to WA

In their second trek to Perth for the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (The Aussies), competitors from the Brunswick SLSC will tow the club's boat across the desert

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From the Heart

My Radio Heart is NORPA’s new homegrown play coproduced with Sydney’s Urban Theatre Projects, featuring Tralala Blip, a northern rivers-based mixed-abilities electronic music ensemble.

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Everyone loves Cash

Ever since he stood in front of a microphone, audiences have had a fascination with the life and music of Johnny Cash.

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All is lost

It has taken longer than might have been expected for the phenomenal success of ‘The Artist’ (both commercial and artistic) to inspire a similarly bold deviation from the norm in mainstream cinema

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Player Profile – Kayne Lines

This week's Player Profile is 13 -year-old Kayne Lines from the Brunswick Bulldogs

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Junior Golf Masters at Ocean Shores

In the 11th annual qualifier for the Greg Norman Junior Masters, the Ocean Shores Junior Masters was played in fantastic conditions, and is a credit to superintendent, Shane Heaney and staff at the Country Club.

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The Power of Stone

When she was just 15, the soon-to-be soul-singing sensation Joss Stone went into the studio to record her star-making debut album the soul sessions.

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Byron’s own ‘Crocodile’ is in the MMA house

A lot has happened in the one short year since Extreme MMA Byron Bay brought out a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts fighter and coach from Brazil.

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Byron council lobbies government on marine sanctuaries

Byron Shire Council will ask the state government to recognise the ‘enormous benefits’ that the Cape Byron Marine Park and sanctuaries provide to local economies and businesses in the shire.

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Hope wins out in Antarctic adventure

Local girl Marli Lopez Hope had a dream come true when she was one of only two applicants chosen from hundreds to make a trip of a lifetime to the Antarctic for two weeks of fun on the ice.

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Bluesfest to celebrate 25th year

This year sees Byron’s most famous signature event, Byron Blues Festival, turn 25. Founded by Keven and Karin Oxford, ‘Bluesfest’ was born back in 1990 as a four-day indoor event at the then Arts Factory.

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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...