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Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

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Holy pandemonium

Driving around Northern Rivers roads at all but 5kms – it’s a bloody nightmare. The other week I had...

The vaxed and non-vaxed rules of the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council says that Stage 1 of the NSW Government’s roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions will begin today, (Monday 11 October), requiring changes to some Council operations.

NSW govt’s Health Order lacks clarity

Confused and anxious when it comes to ambiguous and complex COVID-19 laws? You are not alone.

Satvik Foods simply: sauté, simmer & serve

Easy. Delicious. Healthy. Satvik Foods ready to go packs will have you coming back for thirds! Their range includes...

Wildlife Hospital sets sights on Wollongbar location

A proposal for a wildlife hospital on a 2.39 hectare parcel of Crown land in Lindendale Road at Wollongbar, is before Ballina Council and on public exhibition. Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital chair, Ninian Gemmell, welcomed consent for the use of Crown land for the proposed hospital.

Cartoon of the week – 13 October, 2021

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July 29, 2015

Issue 30.07

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In this Issue:

Too sexy

Mi-Sex are out of their forced hiatus and intend on taking no prisoners. The band’s highly energised live shows have been blowing audiences away with its space punk rock and massive songs Computer Games, Blue Day, People, But You...


Going Clear: Scientology & The Prison Of Belief

We’ve suspected for some time that the ferociously grinning Tom Cruise can’t be the full quid. Our worries are confirmed in devastating fashion by this exposé of what can only be described as the wicked ‘religion’ of Scientology. Adhering...


Belongil rock-wall contracts signed

As Byron Shire Council inks an agreement to build the much debated rock wall at Belongil, residents opposing the construction say a solicitor's letter from a group of unnamed Belongil owners is an attempt to silence them.


Music Roundup – 29 July, 2015

Ragga Jump lock the gate Pull into the Rails on Friday night and enjoy the musical stylings of Ragga Jump, Byron’s finest world funk reggae beat band. With their new protest song against the coal seam gas industry Lock the...


Culture Roundup – July 29, 2015

When love comes to town Supa North Theatre Company present their latest production Love off the Shelf at the Ballina RSL, telling the story of two hopelessly hopeful writers; he, a biography writer with dreams of literary glory and she,...


Girls of country

If country music is your thing, catch The Girls of Country tour at the Ballina RSL on Saturday – Amber Lawrence, Aleyce Simmonds and Christie Lamb present a two-hour show where audiences cannot only expect to hear the hits...


Dale heads to NY for college football

Mullumbimby football playe Kiri Dale is New York bound after she played her final game for her club in Sunday's NPL Queensland Women’s event.


High court challenge to north coast fluoridation mooted

Veteran anti-fluoride campaigner Al Oshlack is considering mounting a High Court challenge to the practice Australia-wide, while new dosing plants in Lismore and Ballina LGAs are set to go online next month.


Paper Towns

Reduced to the core ingredient, your typical teen flick is driven by the need to have its young protagonists, after trials and tribulations, finally ‘make out’. You might argue that this sweet but melancholy film is no different –...


The power of Purnell

Ben Purnell has been performing in the northern rivers and surrounding regions since early 2000. He’s played in CHXSM, LHB, Big Fly, Due Wave Duo and Due Wave. His music features a mixture of styles and genres with influences...


Permablitz! Mullum cafe gets makeover

Permaculture students from the Byron Community College recently spent two days transforming the courtyard behind a Mullum cafe, using the permablitz technique to turn a bare courtyard into an urban food landscape.


Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...