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Bruns North Arm

Jillian Spring, BillinudgelRegarding your article ‘A positive change to bring back the Bruns’, (Echo, 14 July). Since 2013/14 submissions to Council,...

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New gallery and studio breathes life into old church and graveyard

Was it divine intervention or western democracy that changed the fate of a former country church on the Northern Rivers last week?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.

Fake news

Ron Priestley, Main Arm What Neil Bowhay is proposing (Letters, 14 July) is that The Echo prints fake news. It is people...

Byron’s bioenergy facility DA

David Dixon, Byron Bay I am concerned Council’s bioenergy project has received no external financial scrutiny and that my requests for...

Bumbling Berejiklian

Keith Duncan, Pimlico The chooks have certainly come home to roost for the corruption riddled NSW government and ‘our’ scandal plagued...

August 12, 2014

Issue 29.09

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In this Issue:

Still Life

Nobody can wear a sleeveless grey jumper like Eddie Marsan – the garment might have been invented for him. As the overlooked little-man, earnest and honest but with no self-esteem, he is without peer at the moment


Begin Again

Joie de vivre – you don’t get a lot of it in movies these days, do you? Writer/director John Carney, formerly the bass player with Irish band The Frames, has followed up his distinctive Once (2006) with another celebratory musical.


William the conqueror King celebrates Devils’ 100th in style

With the end of the season in sight, the NRRRL is looking toward finals. Celebrating 100 years of Rugby League in Byron Bay last weekend, the Red Devils hosted Lismore’s Marist Brothers ran the gauntlet in warm winter sunshine.


Standing room only for Gabe and Cecilia

While Australia recently discovered the singing siblings Cecilia and Gabe Brandolini through TV’s The Voice, local audiences have enjoyed their performances for years


Local Heroes

Skilled coffee roasters and coffee growers work tirelessly to maintain the high standards we enjoy in Australia. In the northern rivers we have many of them right under our noses. Here are some of those champions of coffee…


Byron bags Minor Premiership with solid win

Last year’s Major Premiership winners, the Park Hotel Byron Bay Rams, have sewn up the 2014 Football Far North Coast Premier Division Minor Premiership with a solid win over a valiant Goonellabah.


A great day for battle

There is hardly a sporting code out there that doesn’t see the need to ‘evolve’ their game in some Darwinesque way, usually towards an idealistic goal that involves administrators and huge wads of cash.


Great end-to-end football for Bruns Breakers

The Brunswick Breakers had an away game at Pottsville – another tough match. Captain Julia led the team out on this bright and very warm Sunday.


Security cameras to watch over Byron Bay

Byron Shire Council has given the green light and up to 200,000 funding for the installation of 16 CCTV cameras in the central business area around Apex Park and Jonson Street.


Rastovich wins Four Seasons Maldives

Professional free-surfer Dave ‘Rasta’ Rastovich defeated seasoned campaigner Taylor Knox (USA) in the Grand Final of the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy on Sunday on Kuda Huraa, Maldives – to be crowned the 2014 champion.


What comes round, goes ’round

Pizzas are no longer just the go-to snack of drunken teenagers and the midnight munchies. These days you can get a square meal that’s round for a reasonable price keeping the gourmet and the fussy tastebud both happy.


Living in a share house

There is nothing quite like living in a share house. In fact, I think it would also be true to say that you don’t really know a person until you have lived with them and, for many of us, shared accommodation was the place where lasting relationships have been both formed and destroyed.


Some men get better

Mike McClellan released Song and Danceman in 1974 with the title song topping the charts and bringing him to national recognition. Two years ago Mike decided to return to writing, recording and performing full time.


Cabinet makes an insecure muddle over metadata

Tony Abbott has managed to unload his unpopular plan to scrap Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, but his metadata proposal has unleashed a debate that could be almost as damaging and probably not worth the effort anyway.


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History repeats

Peter Olson, Goonengerry History shows that when the media and the politicians turn against the people, eventually there is a backlash. It seems hard to imagine The...

Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach) will come back, but it...

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister and ‘please’ from the community? Instead...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW) demands a response. This is...