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Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

December 30, 2015

Issue 30.29

Download PDF (19MB) Jump to: Local News | Comment | Letters | Articles | Echo Property | New Years Eve 2015 | The Good Life | Good Taste | Seven | Live Music | Soap Box | Culture | Stars | Gig Guide | Cinema | Service Directory | Classifieds | Sport | Community at Work | Backlash

In this Issue:

Cinema Review: Suffragette

Let me say at the outset – the suffragette movement in Britain at the beginning of the twentieth century was a hugely important story of liberation. It is unconscionable to us today that women should be denied the vote...

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Gathering in the Garden

DJ Daniel Webber is one of the masterminds of Bizarre Garden, an electronic music event happening 5–7 February 2016.  He gave Seven the lowdown on this gathering of EDM lovers. Where is the Bizarre Garden? How is is situated for...

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Cinema Review: The Good Dinosaur

What kid doesn’t love dinosaurs to start with? They have fascinated little brains for time out of mind, so the concept of their surviving instead of becoming extinct as a result of an asteroid’s collision with Earth is a...

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Live Music Roundup – Thursday 31 December, 2015

The Cash man cometh Dr Baz Ferrier and vivacious songstress Ilona Harker present a journey through the life and songs of Johnny Cash – a musical tribute to the legendary country superstar Johnny Cash, his epic life story and love...

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New rules mean trouble for koalas, say activists

North coast environment groups are calling on the Environment Protection Authority to abandon plans to overhaul logging regulations, which will dilute protections for koalas.

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The rise and rise of Nattali Rize

Blue King Brown frontwoman Nattali Rize just seems to grow more beautiful by the year – her face, her heart, her talent… it’s truly a force to be reckoned with. The girl we first met on the streets busking...

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The Spirit of Falls

Over the past twenty years, Andrew Kidman has earned a dedicated following as a filmmaker and singer/songwriter. Since the release of his 1996 debut Litmus: A Surfing Odyssey (acclaimed as ‘easily the finest surf film of its decade’), Kidman has...

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Toad venom on filmmaker’s menu

North coast filmmaker and psychonaught Dean Jefferys is now raising funds for his film about a psychedelic toad, a relative of the notorious cane toad.

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Has your Christmas food hangover created an overhang?

Have you had a break from your sports over the festive season? Is it time to start thinking about your training and exercise plan for 2016?

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Media’s most mentioned sporting folk

In another year that proved controversy is king, Nick Kyrgios was the sportsperson most mentioned in 2015 by Australian media.

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Culture Roundup – Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Getting the kids to monkey around Australia’s favourite little kids’ show is coming to the Byron Theatre on Wednesday with their interactive drumming show. The Amazing Drumming Monkeys have been wowing audiences around Australia and overseas for the past 12...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Goodbye Bangalow

Fabulous, stylish, confident, middle-class and middle-aged, Bangalow is gone. Removed not by a cyclone, a bushfire or an act of god, but by an act of the RTA. You see, driving south there is no exit for Bangalow.

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Learning to love at Starlight

Mary Mikhael is a sacred warrior, a self-described ‘vanquisher of fear, slayer of doubt’, who is determined to ‘sphere through layers of illusion and judgments that keep us “stuck” in separation.’ She’s a soon-to-be-published author, meditation teacher, soul reader,...

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Feeding the hungry hordes of visitors

Story & photo by Susanna Freymark Friends and family from everywhere but here want to visit. When they arrive in dribs and drabs it isn’t too bad but the unexpected arrival of hordes of hungry guests can have you groaning...

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Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.