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Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

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Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Sing Lisa Sing

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

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

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’.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Ministers misbehave

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

June 17, 2014

Issue 29.01

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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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Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy $70 million invested, some of...