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October 18, 2021

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Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

Other News

Natural Resources Commission using ‘propaganda’ to log koala feed trees sat NEFA

The North East Forest Alliance says that the assertion by the Natural Resources Commission report that logging of koala feed trees doesn’t have any impact on koalas is ‘dangerous propaganda’.


Corruption, neither noble, nor unavoidable, nor the fault of the ICAC – the NSW premier messed up! Our premier has...

COVID-19 update in Northern NSW

From 8 pm yesterday, 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Northern NSW. Nine cases have been identified...

Border bubble to Queensland reopens for local shires

Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have recently come out of lockdown, including Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley Council (RVC) have now been brought back into the border bubble zone with the Queensland border.

New regional film traineeship program brought to you by… Netflix

Is it a genuine offering of support for local film talent, or a thinly-veiled attempt by Netflix to manufacture some positive news following its locally-loathed TV series Byron Baes?

Lismore Councillors vote to seek urgent changes to the NSW Government roadmap to reopening

Residents in regional areas and local government area representatives, are already straining under what appears to be the Sydney centricity of the NSW Roadmap

December 2, 2015

Issue 30.25

Download PDF (34MB) Jump to: Local News | Comment | Letters | Articles | Health & Healing | Festive Season | Mullum Shop Local | The Good Life | Good Taste | Echo Property | Seven | Soap Box | Live Music | Culture | Stars | Cinema | Gig Guide | Service Directory | Classifieds | Sport | Community at Work | Backlash

In this Issue:

Cinema Review – Love The Coopers

A little pop psychology goes a long way, but an outstanding cast (with James Stewart’s George Bailey ever present) manages to make a silk purse out of what might have been a sow’s ear. Highly commended.


When I grow up I want to be a chef

Photos, video and story: Susanna Freymark John Hamilton is all grown-up and wants to be a chef, happy to leave behind a 16-year career in engineering to follow his dream of cooking. With 72 jobs for chefs in the northern rivers region...


Culture Roundup – 3 December, 2015

Captured live at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 30 October this year, the Gala Des Etoiles celebrates the closing of the 2015 Milan World Expo, a highly prestigious evening made accessible to aficionados around the world through cinema.


Cinema Review – Hotel Transylvania 2

Count Dracula as a doting grandfather is bridge too far for me, but this animated feature is strictly for kids, so an old fogey’s response is neither here nor there.


At last a positive vision for West Byron

Echonetdaily reveals an impressive proposal by retired town planner and longtime local John Sparks for an environmentally sensitive suburb surrounded by wetlands. Submissions close Friday.


Schoolies raise funds for Timor Leste

Not all schoolies are just out to party. Recent school leavers Adam Hegedns and Alexi Provano walked from Bondi to Byron and raised $17,050 along the way for a school in Timor L'Este.


Carols to farewell Mullumbimby Hospital

Carols by Candlelight preparations are underway in Mullumbimby, and the event will this year be held for the last time at the hospital grounds.


Liberation Larder whips up 29,000 meals

The annual statistics for Liberation Larder are out, and highlight the growing need from disadvantaged members of our community.


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. New Premier, Dominic Perrottet is...

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