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Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

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Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

February 10, 2016

Issue 30.35

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – Sisters

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey first came together in Baby Mama (2008)

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Look out AFL, here come the Byron girls!

The Byron Magpies Junior AFL Club will field its first all-girls teams this year.

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Who will you vote for?

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is calling on the nation’s sports fans to vote for their favourite athlete and team as part of its annual awards ceremony, the AIS Sport Performance Awards. A public vote will determine the ABC...

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And the award goes to…

The Countdown is now on to the 27th Byron Bay Bluesfest. On 26 January festival director Peter Noble, who ironically describes himself as ‘an old angry motherfucker!’ was awarded the very prestigious OAM – Order of Australia medal for his services to the music industry.

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Terrific talking twats!

This Sunday is Valentines Day. And before you think it’s all wine and roses and corny cards about true love, remember that it’s also V Day – part of a global revolution to protest against violence against women and children around the world…

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Culture Roundup – February 10, 2016

Stefan Smith’s photographic vistas are informed by more than 20 years of experience as a practising visual artist, and showcase the natural beauty of the Byron Shire and beyond.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: You Had Me At Colonoscopy

By 4 February I’d achieved some of my bucket list items: (1) Taken family on overseas holiday Tick. (2) Elope on beach in Hawaii Tick. (3) Have a colonoscopy…

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Byron’s iconic surfing beaches still under threat

Byron’s world-renowned surfing beaches and related ‘tourist activities’ are at risk owing to Byron Shire Council’s relentless push to create plans that favour coastal protection structures, a state government department warned again recently.

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The grand Earle of Blues

Steve Earle has had a big life and has often found his way onto the highways and byways of controversy, sometimes on his own path and sometimes where he crossed the path of others…

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Bruns van owners evicted – Fingal next

It was an end of an era for caravan owner Kelly McKelvey, as her storage van left Brunswick Heads last week after North Coast Holiday Parks evicted the last onsite caravans owned by the public.

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Byron Council moves against mandatory detention centres

No Business In Abuse, a movement which aims to pressure corporations that ‘are making billions from the abuse of people seeking asylum’, was supported by councillors at last week’s meeting.

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Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.