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Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

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Why were there no signers in the pubs?

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights have said this morning that they are significantly concerned about the press conferences held by the NSW Government on October 10 and 11 (both held in pubs) which did not have Auslan interpreters visible to viewers.

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may...

Outcry over closure sees two Tweed Council libraries reopen their doors

Library branches at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for limited hours from today, after Tweed Shire Council agreed to fund the additional cost of administering the NSW Government’s latest public health order.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 12 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

AI confirms over 85% of the world is affected by human-induced climate change

Climate complexity unpacked to reveal the wide reach of human-induced climate change Eighty-five percent of the world’s population lives in...

Thanks Frank Mills

We had lost our highway protest, but during those colourful marches we had the beginnings of a stronger sense...

April 6, 2016

Issue 30.43

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In this Issue:

Directing the Upside Down River

Invoking the expansive, isolating beauty of rural Australia, Reg Cribb’s epic new play Thomas Murray and The Upside Down River is about a man ravaged by drought, family secrets and love. The play is coming direct to NORPA from...


Hello Bello!

The beautiful town of Bellingen comes alive again this winter with Mullum Music Festival’s Sister event, Bello Winter Music. When launching the lineup this week, for promoter and event creator Glenn Wright when it comes to music festivals it’s...


Live Music Roundup – April 7, 2016

Fresh, young and powerful: Meet Montaigne’ Montaigne’s fresh and powerful vocals showcase talent beyond her 19 years – a spectacle that does not leave viewers disappointed. The past year has been a momentous one for the teenager, who re-acquainted herself with...


Intensive Kung Fu week begins

The Mullumbimby Wu Chi Kung Fu School ran a special class last Sunday morning down at Torakina Park, Brunswick Heads.


Suffolk soccer gets hot as season sparks up

This weekend saw Suffolk Park blaze through the first round of the 2016 FFNC adult soccer competition.


Werner loves his table tennis

You’re never too old to enjoy table tennis and the proof is in the ping-pong in one of the Byron Bay Table Tennis Club members Werner Borkhardt.


Culture Roundup – April 6, 2016

Hey nice bits! The Drill Hall Theatre’s first production for 2016 is The Drill Bits Show. Bits of Drama, Bits of Comedy, Bits of Dance, Bits of Music and Bits of Film, all shaken into a theatrical cocktail that will...


Byron council considers $34m seawall for Belongil

Are the public happy to lose Belongil beach to around 34 private landowners? Consultants preparing a management strategy for the beach say a seawall and groynes are still the best ‘economic’ option.


Ewingsdale ‘seniors’ development hits hurdles

A large-scale seniors housing and commercial precinct is before Byron Shire Council again this Thursday (April 7) and, according to staff, the draft DCP submitted by the developer includes ‘issues not previously considered’.


Indigenous students spreading unity through song

Fifteen Indigenous students have just completed a series of hip-hop workshops, producing a song entitled Unity At The Forefront that recognises the importance of a non-divisive community.


Mullumbimby solar project reaches target

The Mullumbimby Drill Hall is going solar, thanks to community support and COREM (Community Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby).


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Keep calm… it’s only a breast!

Nasty prudes need to stop picking on breastfeeding mums. Breastfeeding in public is not embarrassing. Being embarrassed by breastfeeding in public: now that is embarrassing.


A Bountiful Orchard

Joel Orchard, farmer and food activist, is becoming a go-to person in the region on topics such as farming, food sovereignty and ecological agriculture.


Cinema Review – Zootopia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0c3nKWhlIA It’s inconceivable that the children who have been flocking to this brilliant little girl-power movie could possibly appreciate the ‘grown up’ subtleties and sophistication of its script. When a story that is loaded with social comment has as one...


Cinema Review – A Bigger Splash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQioAYem3o It’s an unhelpful distraction when a movie constantly reminds you of so many others you’ve seen. Such was the case with this psycho-sexual drama from Italian director Luca Guadagnino. Among those that came to mind, the most persistent was...


Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...