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You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

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Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

Bruns massive development

Russell Eldridge, Brunswick Heads Brunswick Heads is about to be hit with its biggest development upheaval in decades, with the re-emergence...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

Vaxx info – get it right

Eve Sinton, Main Arm I have a concern about the ‘Byron rally highlights govcorp tyranny’ story last week. Now the Mullumbimby hairdresser...

That may be HIStory but HERstory is a bit different

Cr Sarah Ndiaye, BSC Deputy Mayor Tom Tabart, cantankerous curmudgeon. Was glad to see the back of him. Offered him my...

Free advertising

S Darling, Mullumbimby I think Dan Murphy’s put their vans outside schools and skate parks to elicit some free advertising. It’s...

November 11, 2014

Issue 29.22

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In this Issue:

Kill The Messenger

Based on what happened to an American investigative journo who ventured too close for comfort to a dirty government secret, this movie nobbles itself at the outset by presenting the exposé in its preamble.



Christopher Nolan is regarded by many – himself included, you can’t help thinking – as a genius of contemporary cinema. Notwithstanding his rambunctious Batman efforts, my personal opinion is that he is a crashing, life-threatening bore


Music roundup November 13

A great line-up of music from today headed up with hardworking singer/songwriter Dan Hannaford who has won this year’s Play Mullum and Falls Festival Protest Song Comp with his song Payday.


Shelling-out the entertainment

Matthew Michaelis is known to have a soft shell when it comes to community events with quirky themes. Here he’s plugging the upcoming Prawn (again) Festival.


Culture November 12

The cultural landscape looks lush this week and is headed up by the Ukitopia Arts Collective presenting the Uki Primary School in their Day of Dance at the Uki Primary School this Sunday. This program is best for beginners to intermediate level and over 12 years old.


The Noble art of talking about Blues

It’s morning in the office of Peter Noble, festival director for Australia’s premier musical event Bluesfest. The third artist announcement has gone out and Noble is paying close attention to the buzz on social media, heeding the feedback from Bluesfest fans all over Australia and the world.


No dips in Baraka Foods’ market growth

My wife and I kicked off a product and packaged and freighted this business idea in our garage. I would say that there’d be quite a few sheds and garages in the northern rivers that are lent to the production of some interesting business ideas. Amir and Ricky Zikhron did pretty much the same thing with their Baraka Foods dips and cheese business.


Local surfers are Loco Loco

Filmmaker Nick Colbey grew up in Byron and went to school there before moving out into the world. Nick now returns for the premiere of his latest film Loco Loco, a 25-minute surf film.


Remembering ANZACs

Vera Hinchliffe’s uncle Dennis Mullen will be one of the lives celebrated as part of an exhibition called Remembering Our ANZACs, to be held over November 11–17 at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club.


Market share

The northern rivers contains some beautiful areas and many people agree. Folks visit the region and go back to their respective homes and start packing, determined to resettle in them-thar-hills (or seaside). Quite a few of these excitable new residents are bringing brilliant ideas to our fair markets...


Business Chamber supports CSG

The AWU argues Australia is the only gas exporting nation in the world without laws to protect domestic consumers but the Northern Rivers Business Chamber believes CSG mining will bring local gas prices down.


Mullumbimby filmmaker seeks ‘record amount’ from crowdsourcing

  Mullumbimby-based Trevor Keightley,  a producer and director at Under The Sun Media with several documentaries to his credit, is looking ‘to make Australian film industry history’ by seeking $150,000 through the crowdsourcing platform towards his next documentary-drama. This is...


Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have got even busier. Formed originally in response to...

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.