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The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Other News

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning...

Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

On July 12, it became mandatory for all businesses and workplaces in NSW to use the Service NSW Check-in tool (QR code).

Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Ink Gin still a winner

S Haslam Has it already been six years since I first saw a demonstration of the curious colour-changing properties of...

Council negligence

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores Interesting article by Steve Hansen regarding artificial reefs for Byron’s erosion problem (Echo, 21 July). He mentions...

August 26, 2014

Issue 29.11

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In this Issue:

Charlie’s Country

Director Rolf de Heer and actor David Gulpilil were co-writers of this sometimes confronting, often heartbreaking (in part thanks to Graham Tardif’s haunting score), but mostly dull and essentially negative movie.


Singing till you’re horse

It was during his final year of university that Cheynne Murphy found three chords on his guitar and, in the process, the truth. He dropped the corporate marketing career and walked into the spotlight.


Last home appearance a triumph for Red Devils

One of the great attractions of bush footy (apart from there being no mind-numbing video replays) is the possibility that you might see something out of the box, something unheard of in the NRL.


Culture August 27

A feast of cultural events including art, comedy, concerts, cabaret and theatre is on offer throughout the north coast this week, headed up by Opera Australia's workshops with schools in the Tweed working on their production of The Magic Flute – an Indiana Jones-inspired tale of adventure.


Writing the wrongs

Over the years I’ve been asked about the process of critique, I’ve had people curious as to how I sum up a dish, a restaurant or an experience in a few fleeting words.


Mullum kids ready to busk for fame

Year 8 students Chloe and Ben are two young buskers who will be competing for Mullum’s Steiner School’s inaugural Spring Fair Busking Competition.


Lou Bradley breaks on through to The Other Side

With a guitar in her hand and a song in her heart, Lou Bradley launches her third studio album The Other Side at Wilsons Creek Hall this Saturday.


McHugh channelling the wisdom of the mammies

Local troubadour Mick McHugh has shown himself to be both a prolific writer of songs and player of gigs. He launches his new CD Choose Who You Wanna Be at the Rails on Sunday.


Carbon pricing will come sooner than later says Swan

Of course Wayne Swan thinks there is no ‘budget emergency’. A real budget emergency, he told a Byron bay crowd at the weekend, was the global economic collapse in 2008, which was when he was federal treasurer.


The Voice of Mullum

Three years ago Byron Shire’s most famous brother-and-sister duo, Gabe and Cecelia Brandolini, found themselves selected for the Mullum Music Festival’s Youth Mentorship with Lucie Thorne.


Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.


Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a $10,000 fine for forcing their...

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Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is at hand. Our local library has...

Council negligence

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores Interesting article by Steve Hansen regarding artificial reefs for Byron’s erosion problem (Echo, 21 July). He mentions historical charts and photos of...