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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

Other News

MusicNSW appoints Nino for regional representation

MusicNSW is endeavouring to support regional music and musicians by appointing seven Regional Music Officers (RMOs) across the state.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing...

Local rice at Farmers Markets

News travels fast – after two years of drought, the local rice is back! Get it while it’s hot...

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Byron triathletes maintain impressive form to take second spot

The Byron Bay ‘Breakers’ Triathlon Club finished their season with an impressive and highly respectable second in the Forager North Coast Interclub Series.

March 16, 2016

Issue 30.40

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In this Issue:

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...


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.


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.


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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,...


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.


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.


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.


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…


Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...