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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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Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.


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

Byron’s rail reactivation saga continues

Byron Council will consider funding further investigations into getting trains back on the tracks in the Shire, despite strong criticisms of the reports on the matter that have been prepared to date.

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

What’s happening with South Ballina Beach?

The debate about the future of the beaches south of Ballina is heating up again as councils and concerned citizens grapple with the ongoing issue of 4WD-related damage.

September 16, 2014

Issue 29.14

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De-vine – Jilly Nebbiolo

Jared Dixon sells everyone’s wines at his parents’ bottle-o. He has a soft spot for his own, though. Jilly is his label. His great-grandad was punished after falling for the Irish maid – the maid’s name was Jilly.



Written by Joel Edgerton, director Matthew Saville’s finely balanced film noir demands that its audience decide for themselves whose side they are on – or, more importantly, if they can be on either – without having been spoon-fed a ‘correct’ judgment.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Talk about spoilers – some actors might as well have the word tattooed on their foreheads. The minute that William Fichtner appeared as Erik Sacks, the sober-suited plutocrat, I knew that he would turn out to be the megalomaniacal bad guy.


Exhibition: Matisse

Henri Matisse is a giant of modern art and in Exhibition: Matisse audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the blockbuster Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition, which opened to international acclaim at London’s Tate Museum in April.


Music roundup September 18

This week's roundup is packed full of variety and awesomeness headed up by Jimmy Willing and The Hick-Ups singing songs about one-horse towns, rodeo clowns and girls with holes in their stockings.


Bolo Ma – bowled over by choice

These days you can find some fabulous eateries inside your local clubs, but the Byron Bay Bowling Club has reached a new level after farming out their restaurant area to consummate ex-Melbourne foodie professional David Piesse.


Option for councils to invest ethically unavailable

The question of whether NSW councils should be able to invest their cash reserves ethically has drawn an evasive response from the new local government minister, Paul Toole (Nationals).


The Devils fall at last hurdle in bruising grand final

Trailing 17–6 at the break, Byron’s Red Devils stuck doggedly to the task and kept the Ballina Seagulls scoreless in the second half of Sunday’s NRRRL grand final at Kingsford Smith Park. The only trouble was the Seagulls did the same to them.


De-vine: Wild Ferment Cabernet Franc 2013

Witches Falls Winery is a James Halliday five-star winery (2014) and one I visited on a fleeting overnight stay in Mt Tamborine recently.


The Blitzing of Henry V

Gabriel is a NIDA graduate and this is his first production for the highly esteemed Bell Shakespeare. While a first for Fancourt, this is also a first for director Damien Ryan, making his debut on the main stage.


Taking Art to Heart with Little Dragons

Sue Whiteman and Jeanette Khron head up Little Dragons, an innovative creative program for children with a disability.


Homes needed for typhoon victims

Typhoon Yolanda was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, and devastated parts of the Philippines. The storm may have faded off the radar but many people there still need help. Two Byron residents plan to do just that.


Byron gets Butch

With more than 100 releases in five years, as a producer German-born Butch cuts his own path across dancefloors and decks around the world.


Finding your voice

After nearly 20 years with FourPlay string quartet rock band, Lara Goodridge knows how to keep an edge.


Shark attack victim’s wife speaks

A week after a shark claimed the life of Paul Wilcox, his wife Victoria says that despite her deep grief she would like to stay in the area and is wanting to resettle. She is reaching out to the community for help.


Byron Rams do it again

Damon Bell’s Park Hotel Byron Bay Rams have, for the second year running, battled their way into the grand finals of both the Premier and Premier Reserves Division.


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.