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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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Discourse

Dear Editor, good on you for your piece reminding us about the importance of public discourse. Like you, I find...

August 5, 2014

Issue 29.08

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In this Issue:

Off the Hook with the king

Well we have had it all over the last couple of weeks, from watching surfers being towed in by jet-skis in 4–5m waves, through to absolute glass-outs

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Lucy

On the morning before I saw this film I received an image on my Facebook newsfeed. It was of Gaza. An old Arab man, wailing in despair, was holding something aloft for the camera to capture – for the world to see.

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The Lunchbox

If you have ever been to Mumbai you will be familiar with the army of dhaba-wallahs who distribute meals (usually homemade) to office workers throughout the city.

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La Traviata

‘Poor Mariette Duplessis is dead… the first woman I ever loved, and now she’s in goodness knows which cemetery, abandoned to the maggots of the sepulchre!

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Entertainment roundup August 7

Anyone who lives locally would have heard of Gabriel and Cecilia, the brother-and-sister duo who hail from the ridiculously talented Brandolini family – the siblings head our roundup this week.

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Ocean Shores Cup grinning winners

Magic conditions and a picture-perfect course greeted more than 200 golfers who recently took part in the annual Ocean Shores Cup. Competitors came from as far afield as Armidale for the event.

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Culture August 5

We are getting all shiny in these weeks Culture page as we start off with Marty Bright – a young energetic comic who performs all over the country. Bright has been part of successful shows at the Adelaide and Sydney Fringe festivals and this week at the Courthouse Hotel, just to name a few.

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The Goddess is talking

Actress Louise McCabe is a seasoned theatre and cabaret performer who has written and is soon to perform Conversations with Goddesses, a comedic and theatrical exploration of the power of archetypes that prove as strong today as they were 2,000 years ago.

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Mungo’s Crossword N030

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Tripout: Santai Retreat

The Echo’s new travel column for travel deals, information and reviews. Whether it’s local, overnight, over land, over sea, over the top, under the radar, or just under the stars, it’ll be a trip!

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Red Devils prevail in top of table arm-wrestle

Bleak and cold and rainy. It was the sort of miserable Sunday that anybody with a modicum of common sense would have spent ensconced in front of the flat-screen watching his collection of John Wayne classics (starting with Rio Grand)

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Geoff Merrill 2009 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

This 2009 GSM is a good example of the opulence you can enjoy in a glass of wine. It shows plenty of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and liquorice.

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Profile: chef and author Debra Maloney

Debra has spent the last four years writing, sourcing, reinventing and perfecting these delicious recipes in order for all coeliacs to enjoy great tasting gluten-free food that Debra and her guests have been enjoying for the last 13 years, since being diagnosed with coeliac disease herself.

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‘Don’t you want me baby?’

Got kids? Yes? So do I, and looking around I would have thought that more business owners would see the benefit in providing for the little folk.

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If you’re ‘Google-eyed’ the search for Matthew Michaelis is over

The closest thing to a criminal record The Echo’s Matthew Michaelis has would be his dubious collection of 70s vinyl. So, don’t call the authorities!

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Quick fix

When I first became a member of the northern rivers residents’ club, I found myself wide awake at 5am every day. At the time I ignored the fact. I’d sit on an old cane rocking chair and rev it up to a rock that only Mick Jagger could move to.

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Late Nite bids a final goodnight

After 30 years, four owners and five premises, Late Nite Video is closing. Lel Sebastian has been the owner of the business, which is now in the Woolies Plaza, since 2011 after working for the previous owners for 13 years.

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BBQ and bluegrass a hit in Bangalow

The Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass went off with a BOOM on Saturday, when the event sold out at around 2pm with 2,000 punters enjoying excellent music, fantastic food, and an awesome atmosphere.

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Prominent site prepared for Byron Bay cheese

Notice anything happening at the gateway to Byron Bay on Ewingsdale Road? Anyone driving east into town in the last few months would have noticed work on the property across from the power substation.

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A good week for coal and corruption

Australia may now be ‘open for business’, as our prime monster Tony Abbott remarked, but soon there may be no decent parts of Australia left to do business on.

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1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

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Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.