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Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

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Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

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Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Jaimini hut

Margot Hays, Bangalow I would like to voice my opinion regarding the hut structure at Belongil where Jaimini sits and...

March 16, 2016

Issue 30.40

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Cinema Review: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WWzgGyAH6Y Deep Purple once made it into the Guinness Book of Records for being the world’s loudest rock band. The last forty-odd minutes of this stupendously awful movie make Ian Gillan and the boys sound like Marcel Marceau. It’s an...

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Solid start to Australian Longboard Open

Pristine conditions greeted a sea of world-class surfers last Friday as head-high peeling right-handers broke onto Kingscliff Beach for the start of the three-day Longboard Qualifying Series.

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Origin Trophy goes off in ’Shores

Easter Saturday witnessed a local sporting event of mammoth proportions. Think El Clasico Barcelona v Real Madrid, Man Utd v Liverpool etc and you are in the correct ball park.

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Cinema Review – Gods Of Egypt

https://youtu.be/IJBnK2wNQSo By John Campbell It should be the easiest of assignments to make an action/drama movie about the brilliant civilisation of ancient Egypt. Its history, which is hardly dull, has been pored over by scholars for a century or more. Remember,...

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Cinema Review – Trumbo

https://youtu.be/n0dZ_2ICpJE By John Campbell For anybody interested in the history of cinema, this arrives as an excellent companion piece to Hail Caesar. Admittedly, the Coens were having fun, but their story, set during the McCarthy witch-hunt of the early fifties, is...

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Much ado about banking…

So why would a lawyer who spends his days working with banks decide by night to skylark as a thespian? ‘It’s unfinished business,’ says Swivel,  ‘when my parents died I decided I would try and explore the story telling thing...

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Cooper’s great ocean swim

The Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim 2016 was held recently in Sydney, and local Byron Bay Club swimmer 11-year-old Cooper Berry competed in his first-ever 250-metre Rainbow Dash swim which is part of the race event program in...

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Lifesaver Sam’s big patrolling journey

Sam Atkins from Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club is setting out to become the first life saver to patrol all the 129 state clubs in NSW.

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Live Music Roundup – March 17, 2016

Victoria’s secret Sydney’s country pop trio Victoria Avenue have firmly established themselves as a fresh country pop act to keep an eye out for. Like all ambitious young artists, the girls have their sights firmly set on bringing their fun...

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Arnhem Land’s East Journey Plays Boomerang Dinner

Meet Arian Pearson. He plays in East Journey, a NE Arnhem Land rock band who also perform as a dance troupe. These guys still live traditional lives in as much as they regularly hunt for dinner, conduct ceremony and rituals and...

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Judging art is a classic business

The Byron Arts Classic (BAC) is an exciting community visual-art event that has become an integral part of the cultural fabric of the northern rivers region, offering a seven-day celebration of inspiration, creativity and involvement in the visual arts,...

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Pollies argue the toss on selling the (macadamia) farm

The recent purchase by Chinese investors of four large macadamia farms in the Dunoon* area has prompted The Echo to ask local politicians their views on foreign ownership of farming properties.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box – Attention! Attention!

Attention! Attention! Every few minutes my phone beeps. The tone tells me whether it’s a Facebook notification or a text message. If I’m playing hard to get, Mr Apple reminds me again by piercing my solitude with another little bleep.

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Byron Bay masterplan presentation this week

The community are invited to attend a Byron Bay Town Centre Draft Masterplan community presentation session at the Byron Bay Community Centre Theatre on Friday March 18.

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A little feast of India in Billinudgel

I have never been to India but I have eaten at a lot of Indian restaurants. Love the stuff and I’m very picky…

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Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.