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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.


I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

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.


Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.