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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Other News

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.


Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

July 1, 2015

Issue 30.03

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Dead Man Laughing talks about life

Dead Man Laughing is the one-man show by Premda Lowson that tells the story of his diverse life experience that involves life in the engine room of a Royal Navy frigate, to an ashram in India, to nursing on psychiatric wards, to living with Tibetan monks and now, life after two years of living with the diagnosis of inoperable cancer with just 18 months to live.


Bun Coffee still fresh after 10 years

David Kennedy started ten years ago roasting coffee and working part time as a barista to support his Bun Coffee business. Now the company has 10 employees, more than 135 stockists throughout Australia, 30 overseas outlets and a vibrant...


A small child’s window into a vicious regime

Harry Mac, by Russell ­Eldridge (Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99) Review by Michael McDonald You could be forgiven for thinking the role of Ocean Shores resident Russell Eldridge is being played by several people. As well as being the editor of the The Northern...


Have to believe it’s Magic…

He’s creepy and he’s kooky, mysterious and spooky, all together ooky… and he’s funny too. Magic Steven presents his Melbourne Comedy Festival one-man show World of Feelings.


Farmers Market Coffee

Vivienne Pearson Though coffee stalls are now ubiquitous at markets, there aren’t many where your latte will be made and served by the very same person who grew the coffee. ‘Not every region is as blessed as northern NSW,’ says...


I love the smell of Harvey in the morning

Brisbane’s Morning Harvey are making their mark on the music scene. Built around the lyrical musings and melodic swagger of Spencer White, the crew are about to hit the road for a national tour, stopping off for a show...


Live Music Roundup – July 1, 2015

Mullum Music Festival is turning eight this year! It seems like only yesterday that the fledgling fest was cutting its teeth on the music circuit, with critics questioning the long-term viability of small events in a market that has always favoured perpetual growth.


The hook of forgiveness in fishy fairytales

Aquarium by David Vann (Text Publishing $29.99) Review by Sam Smith Twelve-year-old Caitlin and her single mother Sheri live together in their small Seattle apartment. It is just the two of them, and Sheri seems determined to keep it that way. They...


When tormented genius really meant something

Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen by Erik Jensen (Black Inc $32.99) Review by Alison Kubler Before Ben Quilty became poster boy for a brief history of masculinity in Australian culture, as seen through the lens of gestural...


Byron Bay businesses reject paid parking

Discontent rumbled throughout a meeting held by Byron Bay’s chamber of commerce, Byron United, on Monday night over plans to introduce paid parking in the town.


Culture Roundup – July 1, 2015

Rock ’n’ roll comedy in court Ramshackle raconteur and rock-comedy Lothario, Ryan Coffey, burst onto the scene as a national finalist in the 2008 Raw Comedy Competition. His unique style has quickly gained him notoriety around Australia and abroad as one...


Getting the milk for Bello

The Milk Carton kids are an American indie folk duo from Eagle Rock, California. Headlining Bello Winter Music, Joey Ryan spoke about recording Monterey, their latest album release.


Drawing on Inspiration

Q & A with Dynamic Drawing’s Ron Curran.


Surf fest postponed

After four years and the recent Surf Culture Award recognition by Surfing Australia, the decision to postpone the Byron Surf fest was taken neither lightly nor easily…


Elliot defends Labor support for government bills

With a plethora of legislation passing through parliament before the winter break, The Echo asked Labor's federal MP for Richmond, Justine Elliot, how she voted – or intends to vote – on some of the more contentious bills.


Byron forwards head Lennox charge

Byron Bay Rugby Union played out a tough win against fellow top-four team Lennox Head on Saturday.


Bruns-Byron Netball state champs

Brunswick–Byron Netball Association has been crowned State Champions at the 2015 Netball NSW State Age Championships, which was contested across four venues in Sydney last weekend.


Bay FM wins international radio award

Community radio station Bay FM has just been awarded a top honour in the 2015 New York International Radio Awards for the three-part series Memories of Sarajevo by Arts Canvass presenter presenter Karena Wynn-Moylan .


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Looks to die for

It’s official. Skinny jeans are dangerous. Last week an Adelaide woman, or should we say ‘fashion victim’, caused herself serious nerve damage wearing skinny jeans while helping a friend clean.


Far From The Madding Crowd

If there is one thing that you can rely on in any story by Thomas Hardy, it is that whatever can go wrong will go wrong.


Food trend alert: the world’s healthiest dessert and cauliflower

Susanna Freymark After kale, the next big thing in the culinary world could be lavender ice-cream, sorghum, yakitori (things on sticks) or maybe the humble cauliflower will finally have its moment in the spotlight. Kale will not be missed. The mindless,...


Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.