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My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

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Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Fossil investments

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

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

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.

July 8, 2014

Issue 29.04

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A bluegrass buzz for Bangalow

The inspiration for the upcoming Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival, according to organiser Fletcher Potanin, came from his early childhood growing up in Nashville.


What’s in ya bin? Free waste audits on offer

Mullumbimby High graduate Daniel Harper now heads up one of the largest and most experienced independent providers of waste, resource and energy assessments in regional Australia.


Entertainment roundup July 10

It's the intimate gigs that help make the live music scene a whole, there is nothing better than getting up close and personal with some awesome talent. One of the highlights of this week's roundup is a performance by local group the Jesse Morris Band.


Rams clip Seagulls’ wings

The Park Hotel Byron Bay FC Rams used their heads in overcoming a tenacious Ballina Seagulls in Round 12 of the Football Far North Coast Premier Division Championships on Saturday, with four of their five goals from headers


Off The Hook – the stability of winter weather

Winter brings greater stability to the weather in Byron Bay, and delivers the most comfortable fishing days, so dust off that rod that’s been sitting in the corner of the garage and get out among it


Writers take a road trip

Byron Bay Writers Festival and the Australia Council are proud to present a literary roadshow: Five Writers, Five Towns in Five Days. Before the internet, before television, before the written word, we had stories. Writers were called storytellers, messengers and...


Writers from across the globe

The international flavour continues at the 2014 Byron Bay Writers Festival with a star-filled line-up of guest writers from all corners of the globe. Festival director Edwina Johnson says the event has a great tradition of attracting international talent. ‘This...


An angel brings trouble

Review by Mia Thom, Byron Bay Public School Living in her new house, missing her old life, Jelly discovers a fragile ‘otherworldly’ creature that needs protecting. She soon realises you can’t take something from where it belongs and assume it...


You can’t stop the music

Music has always played an important tune at the Byron Bay Writers Festival and this year’s event brings some Australian greats to the Bay. Richard Clapton, much-loved legend of Australian music, will feature in conversation with award-winning journalist and author,...


Painting the ugly beautiful: James Guppy at work

Mandy Nolan talks to one of the north coast’s most accomplished artists about his interior voyages made manifest.


Mungo’s Crossword N026

To fill out this crossword online a you need a browser or PDF viewer that is able to fill out PDF forms. If it doesn’t work in your browser try downloading it and viewing in Adobe Reader or Acrobat...


10 Things You Always Wanted to Know about Denise Scott

Melbourne-based comedian Denise Scott currently stars in the Aussie drama series Winners and Losers; she has been a regular on the ABC on Spicks and Specks and on Network Ten’s The Project.


A Lang time coming

Australia-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer.


Food on stage

A co-production between Force Majeure and Belvoir, Food combines elements of drama, comedy, dance and cookery in an erotic mix of words and movement. NORPA presents two performances this week.


NAIDOC: Breaking down the ‘us’ and ‘them’

After recently stepping down as Arakwal Corporation CEO after 17 years, Yvonne Stewart received the Leader Of The Year award at Monday’s NAIDOC ceremony in Mullumbimby.


Mayor pushes for retaining rail lines

While proponents of rail trail continue to spruik repurposing the region’s disused railways, Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson is calling for proposals and plans that utilise the rail corridor in Byron Shire, while not removing the tracks.’


Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour. According...

Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.