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Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

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Interview with Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne, exudes a natural ease on stage as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably stir the heart with grand romanticism. Daniel spoke to The Echo whilst travelling between Brisbane and Sydney – en route to a show in Auckland.


Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

NPWS cancels meeting with traditional owners over hazard reduction burn

Local Minjungbal Indigenous leaders are asking the National Parks and Wildlife Service to consult with them over a planned hazard reduction burn at Billinudgel Nature Reserve but a scheduled meeting was cancelled by NPWS.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

February 17, 2016

Issue 30.36

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Cinema Review: Spotlight

https://youtu.be/tb_WgKDqPsE By John Campbell As memorable as any film’s content may be, the emotional toll it takes on its audience can be equally so. The session of this that I attended was composed entirely of mature-age punters – the sort of...


Cinema Review: Zoolander 2

https://youtu.be/4CL4LNWHegk By John Campbell You don’t often get to say it, but Derek Zoolander is back in a sequel that is better than the original – not that the original was anything to write home about. All that I can properly...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 18 February, 2016

The Music of Hein Cooper Hein Cooper is an Australian indie musician and songwriter from Milton, New South Wales. In 2013, he was discovered performing in a small bar in Sydney by Franz Schuller, manager of Half Moon Run. Hein...


Aloha! Bringing Hawaii to Mullum!

Local ukulele duo Miss Amber and Stukulele have a busy month – headliners for the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival along with the launch of a brand-new EP Swirl in the Sun. Seven caught up with Stu as he was...


Building of Ocean Shores sportsfield set to start

Families and sport lovers in north Byron Shire will soon see a start to construction of the long-awaited sports field on Shara Boulevard, according to Byron Shire Council.


Bruns life savers rescue woman during competition

Last Saturday, while hosting the Masters Surf Lifesaving competition, Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club was called by police to help search for a young woman missing overnight.


Bangalow bandstand to open with a splash

Bangalow's Waterfront bandstand building will be officially opened by Ballina MP Tamara Smith and Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson at a family fun day from 11.30am on Sunday February 21.


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Fred Lang at the Big Gig A comedian’s material is only ever as good as her or his insights. Comedian Fred Lang has led an interesting life. Couple this with a strong sense of the ironic and you have comedy gold....


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: The ninth life

Today I started crying in the cat-food aisle at Woolies. Not just a little bit. But those big gulping sobs that make your face screw up all weird and snot come out.


In search of Harvest

With interstate guests visiting for my birthday last week, I was after good quality north coast venues to impress my big-city friends. Their favourites were a long lunch at the excellent Fleet in Brunswick Heads, and also a lovely...


Rainbow Dragons awash in Penrith gold

Last weekend, three members of Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club, as members of the Northern Pride, won gold, gold, gold at the NSW Dragon Boat State Titles, Penrith.


Byron’s V-Day dances and rises for revolution

Sunday dawned on over 200 women – daughters, sisters, aunties, friends, nieces, mothers, lovers and others, along with small contingent of men, for the fourth annual beach dance flash mob to celebrate V-Day.


Nurses and midwives rally as Health Inquiry heard 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.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely prompoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

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 resident living beside Rocky Creek,...