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Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

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Cartoon of the week – 19 January, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

Spice Palace: Fresh, local and made from scratch

Rob Cullinan and Duska Jefed are the couple behind Spice Palace. They lovingly make dips, tapenade, dukkah, harissa, chilli...

Empty shelves

The local supermarket has no toilet paper, rice and little pet food. This is not merely a local event,...

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!  How much do you think you know about the Byron Shire? Ross Kendall challenges you to...

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

January 14, 2015

Issue 29.31

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In this Issue:

Slee slays Byron’s A grade cycling

Anthony Condon Suffolk Park’s Matthew Slee drew on his European racing experience and his time-trial skills to split the A grade field in half at last Sunday’s Criterium race in Byron’s Industrial Estate. Matthew eventually soloed away from the determined...

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Birdman

The long wait for possibly the most previewed movie ever is at last over, and if Alejandro González Iñárritu’s masterpiece is sometimes weighed down by wordy gravitas, that should not in any way detract from its worth.

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More Goodies from the street

Goodies is known for its healthy food and juices but with an ever-increasing choice of food, cafes and eateries in Byron itself, Inga and Ben decided to diversify a bit and offer some different selections for the health-conscious punter.

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Music Roundup January 15

The music roundup this weeks welcomes Steve Smyth back after being involved in an incident in October that left him with a broken jaw: Steve is now fighting fit!

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Doing it like Mammals

Hailing from Sydney’s sunny northern beaches, The Mammals were brought to the attention of the good folk at Triple J who awarded Guy Brown, head Mammal, Unearthed Artist Of The Week.

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Pyjama party at the Rails

Andy Jans Brown launches his new double album Sunshine Avenue at the Rails on Thursday at 7pm. And by the way – wear your PJs!

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Bending in Byron: Evolve this weekend

With a growing reputation as an international hub of yoga, the Byron Shire will strut its sleeping swan and parade its peacock this weekend at the Evolve Festival.

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Land values jump, but not in Richmond Valley

Richmond Valley local government area (LGA) land values have gone backwards in the past year and ranked last among coastal council areas, while Byron shire recorded the second biggest increase, according to the latest valuation report.

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Butler Street residents weigh into rail trail debate

Despite $50m being splashed at rail trails for the region, the pressure is still being applied by a group of residents advocating for what they claim is a more equitable bypass and transport solution for Byron Bay.

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MPs criticised over landslip response

Wilsons Creek residents have vented their anger at local Nationals MPs over what they say is an inadequate response to landslips in their valley, located west of Mullumbimby.

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Sparrow has nested in Byron Bay

The Harvest people are obviously ignoring their normal human needs with yet another new Sparrow concept cafe opened and already running like clockwork. The first was on the main street of Bangalow and now Sparrow is open in Byron Bay at 1b Byron St (two doors up from Aldi).

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Nannas highlight gas licences, send off kayaker

Activist group the Ballina Knitting Nannas held a send-off for Kayak 4 Earth’s Steve Posselt outside the Nationals election office in Ballina on Monday. The group has also disputed Ballina MP Don Page’s claim that gas miner Dart Energy has relinquished its title over all land in the electorate.

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Goodwill hunting

I’m waiting to swell my own ranks when human cloning becomes available; until then, there’s only one of me and a great big canvas of choice. So, if you’re ever wondering why you’re not seeing anything of your own favourite eatery in The Good Life, it’s more than likely just a case of logistics.

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Punchy flavours – Daisy fresh

Recently at a pre-Chrissie get-together, I was having a hammer and tong with a couple of locals about their favourite eats. The resounding and loudest recommendation was from a Mullumbimby resident who strongly advised me to partake of a haloumi burger at the Punch & Daisy Cafe in Mullumbimby.

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Taken 3

Waiting to go into the cinema, I heard a woman say to her friend, 'I can’t remember Taken 2 [nor can I], but it doesn’t matter, I suppose'. She was right.

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Into The Woods

Stephen Sondheim is considered by those in the know to be a songwriter of pure genius, but to my unsophisticated ear his compositions are entirely without melody and, except for the occasional change in tempo, lacking in variation.

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Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.