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Two deaths in Northern Rivers in previous 24 hours, 29 across the state

There were another two deaths reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to  8pm 26 January with 44 people in hospital and five in ICU.

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Slowmo

What a debacle we’re experiencing with this government right now – again. After our PM Slowmo was unable to...

$2m upgrade for Kyogle CBD

Kyogle's town centre is going to get a $2.048m facelift, local MP Kevin Hogan has announced.

Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year.

Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

Children: to vax or not to vax?

With the option to vaccinate 5–11-year-olds now available, The Echo took the time to talk to local Byron Shire Dr Joel Hissink about vaccinating children.

Poatree

In another room now Somewhere… Somehow… Move again in five days’ time. Getting used to the rhythm. Getting used to the rhyme. Huge...

September 2, 2014

Issue 29.12

Download PDF (30MB) Jump to: Comment | Letters | Articles | Living Community Festival | Health & Healing | Fathers Day | The Good Life | Good Taste | Seven | Cinema | Gig Guide | Service Directory | Classifieds | Byron Shire Council Notices | Sport | Real Estate | Backlash

In this Issue:

Magic In The Moonlight

I held back from saying it after Jersey Boys for fear of sounding ageist. But if the great Clint Eastwood had not on that occasion made the movie of an old man, then the revered (and by some reviled) Woody Allen has most certainly done so with this sweet and flowery waffle.

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Culture September 4

This week the Culture round up takes off with 'Hermitage Revealed' which takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the museum’s tumultuous history from imperial palace to state museum, and offers unprecedented access to special collections and exclusive areas.

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Unlucky last show for Byron Rams

With their positions in both Reserves and Premier Division finals series locked in, the Park Hotel Byron Bay Rams hosted two strong Lismore Workers teams on Saturday’s final round of the FFNC championship.

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Hats in the air for a good Harvest

The town here houses the three lovingly restored buildings that are the Harvest Cafe and deli with its 103-year-old oven and bakery next door, and all were too tempting for me to pass them by an ill-fated trek, I’d become stuck somewhere between Lismore and Eltham.

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North coast conservationist connecting with China

When Katie’s not keeping beaches from Seven Mile to Sri Lanka clean from rubbish, she’s educating young minds on the values of conservation.

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Pub Guide: The Rails

If you dislike awesome food, despise friendly locals and live entertainment and are repulsed by relaxed and easygoing surrounds then the Rails kitchen is not for you.

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Pub Guide: The Park Hotel

This hotel is the stuff of a great family night out. Playthings for the folks, reasonably priced food and drink, pool tables and other temptations too

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Pub Guide: Richmond Hotel Lismore 

The Richmond Hotel in Lismore offers the hungry patron double the choice with two eateries – Lizzies and The Terrace Bistro.

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Pub Guide: Eltham Hotel

This is a classic country pub. Rest assured there’s plenty of hospitality, good food and care. Take in some of the landscapes as you travel out to Eltham.

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Pub Guide: Bangalow Hotel

This is a ‘2 Schooner’-awarded hotel dining room which means they have won (17/20) two years running in the SMH Good Food section Pub Food Guide Awards

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Councils slam feds’ carbon tax rhetoric

Councils across NSW have refuted the federal government’s claim that the abolition of the carbon tax will lead to savings that will compensate them for any expected budget shortfalls.

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Pub Guide: Middle Pub Mullumbimby

The Middle Pub has all the stuff of any upright local hotel. Take yourself into the dining areas and polished floors and smart fittings come with the meal

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Putting blues in the news

Harry Manx has spent decades fusing eastern musical traditions with the blues, switching between conventional acoustic and electric guitars, the banjo and his Mohan veena, created by Harry’s Indian mentor Vishw Mohan Bhatt.

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Henderson’s X Factor

Twenty year old Geelong boy Taylor Henderson is making his mark. After being a finalist on X Factor in 2013, Taylor’s star has been on the rise ever since.

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Drug-dog warrants rely on suspicions

The never-ending war against inanimate objects – in this case drugs – was highlighted recently with police dog operations targeting children as they entered both Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby high schools.

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Gannets recovering but future still cloudy

The number of the long-protected gannets today are increasing, but their new knack in diving for small fish baited on long lines, and being snagged and drowned there, suggests their future is still uncertain.

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Pub Guide: Beach Hotel Byron Bay

This hotel isn’t exactly a wallflower. Many love and patronise this pub. Here the spring menu showcases local produce. Headed up by local chef Shane Morrit, the new team has sourced produce from the local northern rivers region.

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Pub Guide: The Great Northern Hotel Byron Bay

The Northern is right in the heart of the action in Byron Bay. Pop in for that good traditional pub feel. It’s cosy and friendly dining. You can sit in the sun on the side of Jonson Street and watch the parade of locals and tourists walking by, while noshing on some square meals.

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Pub Guide: Court House Hotel Mullumbimby

It’s been six years since this pub’s identity changed to the Court House Hotel. With the transformation came a steady customer base enjoying a creative menu with dishes such as crispy skin duck, roasted parsnips, fennel and citrus salad, topped with orange glaze.

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Pub Guide: Hotel Brunswick

This 1940s Art Deco-style pub is a local favourite for many. A huge seating area is flanked by choice in food, beverages and out-staged entertainment. For kids, teens and the entire family it’s wholly complete.

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Pub Guide: Ocean Shores Tavern

Don’t be fooled by the carpark surrounds, this is as snug a spot as any around. An attractive and contemporary refurb inside awaits any patron from business to parent, with a fun games room for kids too.

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Pub Guide: Billinudgel Hotel

At one hundred and six years old, this is truly an original and authentic Aussie pub. It’s like the Jurassic Park of hotels. Not that you’ll find living fossils at the bar, but it’s certainly an interesting place to visit.

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Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

RAT upcycling available in Mullum

Most of us have been far more concerned about how to get hold of rapid antigen tests (RATs) over the past few months than what happens to the plastic testing kits after use.

Bill will not prevent social media trolling: Law Council

The nation’s peak law advocay legal body, The Law Council of Australia, is calling for a nationally consistent approach to law reform as ‘the best defence against social media defamation’.