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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Top of Mt Warning

Daniel O’Brien, Federal Letters about Mt Warning were interesting. Chris Gee defended National Parks and Wildlife for adopting the views of...

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable...

Contemporary Byron

David Morris, Byron Bay ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/A stately pleasure-dome decree’, Coleridge. Lines penned supposedly after being woken from...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

November 18, 2015

Issue 30.23

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Wildcats and Rams keep up pressure

The young Byron Bay Wildcats girls came up against another highly experienced opponent on Friday evening when they took on a Lennox Head squad bristling with talented prems players in round six of this year’s Summer Youth League.


Byron locals get fit for summer

Spring is the time when the weather starts to heat up and we squeeze into our swimsuits. Now’s the time you feel every winter treat you spoilt yourself with.


Celebrity exercise campaign up and running

It’s uniting everyone from NRL player Joel Reddy, former cricketer Matthew Hayden and swimming gold medallist Geoff Huegill right through to musician Airling and celebrity chef Hayden Quinn.



https://youtu.be/sc3j_FHzzmc You just can’t beat a simple story told well - not that simplicity need necessarily be divorced from profundity. Australian filmmakers Martin Butler and Bentley Dean have taken their crew to one of the islands of Vanuatu and, with local...


Live Music Round-up – November 20, 2015

Hunt for Big Movember The Mullumbimby Golf Club presents a powerhouse night of Mo Entertainment in support of the Movember Foundation to help raise funds and awareness for men’s health. Featuring LIght Bulb Theory with special guest Guy Kachel in...


Culture Round-up – November 19, 2015

Electronic Celebration! Lightbody 5 is a community dance celebration bringing together the best electronic music from top DJs around Australia. With fire dancing, live art, geometric lighting and installations this will be a fabulous evening of musical and visual inspiration....



https://youtu.be/s_IUJf0w8Fg I have had more than just a passing interest in the James Bond phenomenon since reading Ian Fleming’s 007 novels one after the other in the dim and distant. Sean Connery nailed the chain-smoking, borderline alcoholic, often morose character better...


Bangalow Theatre Company bringing music and dance to the stage!

Melia Naughton, one half of the beloved sister act Scarlett Affection, joins the cast of the Bangalow Theatre Company for their upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone, the BTC’s adaptation of this very clever and hilarious musical is sure...


Estere: Fresh beats, new sounds, big concepts

She’s been compared to the likes of Erykah Badu and Kimbra, but Wellington-based singer/songwriter and beat-maker Estere Dalton is proving to be a one-of-a-kind performer and is quickly making her mark on New Zealand’s underground music scene. She is...


Get inside the Courthouse

By: Vivienne Pearson You have no doubt walked past before braving one of Mullumbimy’s famous pedestrian crossings. You may have appreciated the protection from the sun and rain that the bull-nosed verandah provides. But have you gone inside to check out...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Round the Twist

Well, it looks like the writing is on the wall for me when it comes to dementia. A British study has revealed the link between having a twisted sense of humour and the onset of one of our most...


Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.