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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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

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A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister...

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

January 7, 2015

Issue 29.30

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In this Issue:

Going Mad for the Professor

Neil Joseph Fraser is Mad Professor, a Guyana-born dub music producer and engineer lauded for his original productions and remix work.

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Music Roundup January 8

A great way to start the year of music roundups – Jenn Grant is a heralded singer/songwriter from Prince Edward Island, in Canada’s Maritimes. Grant has four albums and one EP under her belt; she is about to hit Mullumbimby. Joining Grant on part of her tour are the Starboard Cannons this Saturday at The Court House Hotel.

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It’s all about the Stone

Lou Van Stone combines her musical talents and spiritual connection into sounds from the divine source. A classically trained soprano, she has also performed with some of Australia’s leading names in jazz.

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Culture January 7

Here's wishing everyone a touch of Culture in 2015

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$50m rail trail funding announced

The NSW government announced yesterday that $50m will be allocated to help establish rail trail pilot projects in an effort to ‘boost tourism’. But while sitting Nationals MP Don Page endorsed the move, other parties derided it.

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Brew-haha

Today’s coffee is a world away from the red-eye dark-ages of swampy overheated ‘cuppashinos’. Coffee beans are making and breaking the banks of many an ardent grower…

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Keeping it Fresh

What do you do when you have everything? The spiritually minded could perhaps meditate and become one with the universe – it’s not hard really; apparently you’re not one with the universe until you’ve lived apart from it awhile. You then spend your time concentrating on reuniting with it?

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Keeping the wheels turning for mealtimes

The Brunswick Valley Meals on Wheels service, which operates from Monday to Friday, delivers almost 540 meals per week in the Byron Shire alone. But it's about much more than just delivering food.

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New think tank challenges neo-conservatives

There are calls for public involvement in a new think tank to counter the right-wing neo-conversative narrative being pushed by governments and corporations.

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Riding the wave at Blues

Latst form Bluefest HQ – Donovan Frankenreiter’s approach to his music is a bit like the approach that made his surfing legendary: he’s relaxed, not one to conquer the wave but to become one with it. His album Start Livin’ has the same approach.

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Chef profile: Debra Maloney

Debra Maloney has spent the last four years writing, sourcing, reinventing and perfecting these delicious recipes in order for all coeliacs to enjoy great-tasting gluten-free food that Debra and her guests have been eating for the last 13 years, since being diagnosed with coeliac disease herself.

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Penguins Of Madagascar

Broadly speaking, the tone of the new animations - dominated by Pixar and Disney - is upbeat, positive and, most important of all, inclusive.

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The Imitation Game

Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) headed the team that was brought together at Bletchley Park and assigned the task of deciphering the Nazis’ ‘Enigma Code’.

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A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister and ‘please’ from the community? Instead...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW) demands a response. This is...

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...