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Two deaths in Northern Rivers in previous 24 hours, 29 across the state

There were another two deaths reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to  8pm 26 January with 44 people in hospital and five in ICU.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 26 January, 2022

There's still loads of stuff on in the Byron Shire and beyond

How two local farmers’ markets are supporting young farmers

With everyone talking about the empty shelves in the supermarkets at the moment, it’s reassuring to know we have...

Bill will not prevent social media trolling: Law Council

The nation’s peak law advocay legal body, The Law Council of Australia, is calling for a nationally consistent approach to law reform as ‘the best defence against social media defamation’.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Listening to the truth tellers

Colonisation and invasion didn’t just happen 250 years ago at Botany Bay, it happens every day in a country that has been stolen from the traditional owners.

Cartoon of the week – 26 January, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

June 17, 2014

Issue 29.01

Download PDF (14MB) ByronEcho2901Jump to: Comment | Letters | Mullum Community Markets | Byron Bay Writers Festival Reviews | Seven | Cinema | Gig Guide | Good Taste | Service Directory | Classifieds | Byron Shire Council Notices | Sport | Real Estate | Backlash

In this Issue:

The Music of Josh Pyke

Josh Pyke is one of the country’s most successful musicians, a unique singer/songwriter with a poet’s penchant for a turn of phrase.

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The Trip To Italy

If you loved The Trip (2010), in which director Michael Winterbottom followed Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, playing themselves, on a restaurant-hopping tour of England, you can rest easy knowing that this re-run of the format has arrived as a welcome relief.

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Disappointing trip south for Byron

Byron Bay rugby’s season-defining road trip to Grafton was a major disappointment. The scoreline read 30–0 but in truth the Bay simply failed to turn up.

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Berner For You

He’s dark. He’s twisted. He is piss-funny. Peter Berner lets rip with his signature sardonic snarl, as he gives the finger to the world at Comedy Capers at Cabarita Beach Sports and Bowls Club this Saturday.

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An emphasis on dominance

The Park Hotel Rams emphasised their dominance of this year’s FFNC Championships with a comfortable win over Lismore last Saturday.

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Entertainment Roundup

A true OzRock icon and distinguished member of the ARIA Hall of Fame, Russell Morris is one of Australia’s most enduring performers, and just one of the great acts playing over the weekend in the northern rivers.

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Edge Of Tomorrow

There is something increasingly disturbing, creepy even, about Tom Cruise. As his blockbuster career bludgeons its way ever deeper into the nether regions of febrile male fantasy, you can’t help but think that the brain of the bubble-boy hero has gone with it.

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Refugee Week Film Screening

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

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The Tender Thorne

She’s been lauded for her unique voice, her poetic lyricism and her tender-to-gutsy guitar. Lucie Thorne spoke with The Echo on the eve of her Mullumbimby show.

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Mungo’s Crossword N023

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Devils tame Cougars in top-of-table thriller

After faltering against Marist Brothers at their last venture, Byron Bay was host to the Casino Cougars on Sunday in a clash that was bound to be a make-or-break one for the home side’s push to be a serious NRRRL title contender.

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Celebrating local businesses

Last Friday, the winners of the 2014 Northern Rivers Business Awards were announced at a Byron at Byron gala event. Nine awards were presented by the NSW Business Chamber, with winners from around the entire region.

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NBN tower opposed in Rosebank

Rosebank residents are opposing a NBN wireless tower – planned for later in the year – with resident Steven Davies claiming that a survey so far has over 140 locals saying ‘no’ to the tower and only five in favour.

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Children tested after playing with ‘junkie needles’

A trio of youngsters who found a bunch of used syringes in a public toilet in Mullumbimby last week will have to wait an agonising six months to see if they have been infected through needle punctures acquired while playing with them.

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Byron Council to oppose Aldi liquor licence

A submission from Byron Shire Council will be made to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority objecting to the proposed liquor licence for the Aldi supermarket in Byron Bay.

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Get your Stoke on with Tim Stokes

Byron Bay based singer-songwriter Tim Stokes performs his fusion of groove based acoustic blues and folk with The Band at the Rails Saturday.

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Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

RAT upcycling available in Mullum

Most of us have been far more concerned about how to get hold of rapid antigen tests (RATs) over the past few months than what happens to the plastic testing kits after use.

Bill will not prevent social media trolling: Law Council

The nation’s peak law advocay legal body, The Law Council of Australia, is calling for a nationally consistent approach to law reform as ‘the best defence against social media defamation’.