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Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

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Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

July 13, 2016

Issue 31.05

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: The Legend of Tarzan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj7ty6sViiU The best thing about this movie comes near the end when millions of wildebeest, so long the hapless prey of hungry carnivores, get to have their moment of glory. In a thundering stampede, they ransack the coastal town of...


Cinema Review: Central Intelligence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUMZviyljUI If there is anything more American than apple pie, it’s the bloopers that you get during the end credits of lightweight farces such as this (they’re the ultimate ego trip). I knew they’d be coming and I hoped that...


The Romance of Dance…

Melbourne City Ballet are one of the country’s fastest-growing classical performing arts bodies. They are currently on a national tour presenting Romeo and Juliet and will be featuring emerging dancer Olivia Paine, a northern rivers girl. This is her...


What happens in the bar stays in the bar!

Singer/songwriter and country music star Adam Harvey brings his replica home bar to the stage to take the audience on an intimate journey straight to Harvey’s Bar! Tell me about the concept behind Harvey’s Bar. I often put pictures of my...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 14 July, 2016

Sisters for Sisters Alice Night creates honest folk music and collaborates with electronic artists, classical composers and experimental sound-makers. Her voice reveals a delicate balance of powerful conviction and hauntingly beautiful intimacy. She is an artist noted for the richness...


More than a Rumour

Following standing ovations across the country including acclaimed seasons at Sydney Opera House and Queensland Theatre Company, the little red company’s celebrated original production Rumour Has It is coming to NORPA for an exclusive season at Lismore City Hall. Featuring Australian stage siren...


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Book Clubbers on the same page! Eight local artists/book-club members collaborate to present a diverse collection of works expressing their unique responses to books and reading. It’s a truly innovative way to present feedback at book club. Featuring work by...


Chickens and stilt walkers drawing on life

Kids’ Big Day Out at the Byron Writers Festival Exploding chickens (not real ones), stilt walkers, drawings that come to life before your eyes and the chance to meet your favourite authors and illustrators – Kids’ Big Day Out at...


Is it impossible that Nanna could be a ninja?

The Impossible Quest: Escape From Wolfhaven Castle by Kate Forsyth, reviewed by Malaika (11 years), Brunswick Heads Public School Although this book may seem a little dull at first, it might reassure you to hear that it gets more and...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: 10 Things I Hate About Pauline Hanson

She’s back. Bigger, redder and more bigoted than ever. Pauline Hanson has found herself a seat in the senate, thus landing a hefty cash injection into the One Nation bank account from the AEC. Votes are still being counted...


Finding a New Naked Dip

By Vivienne Pearson Most naked dips start in a pool or at a beach, but as this is the food section of The Echo, we’re talking about Naked Byron Dips, where the ‘naked’ means that they are made with...


Winter warmers

Ballina RSL is proud of its popularity as the place to dine in Ballina. Last week the kitchen released its new menu with specialty dishes including Sticky Sichuan Pepper and Black Bean Pork Belly, Slow-cooked Beef Ribs, Sri Lankan...


Journey Around the Sun

Richard Everist, a Lonely Planet author and formerly Lonely Planet’s publisher, and his partner, Lucrezia Migliore, have founded Around The Sun to organise ‘comfortable adventures’ – for real travellers. ‘A holiday should first and foremost be fun. And it has...


Popping up all over

In the Byron Shire and surrounds, restaurants have been popping up with mouth-watering regularity, writes SAMUEL J FELL. This month, northern rivers institution Francisco’s Table celebrates its fourth birthday. Since 2012, headed up by Argentinian-born chef Francisco Smoje, the team...


A touch of Friday warmth

By Vivienne Pearson It’s winter. There’s no escaping this, but you can escape to an evening out with cocktails to warm your insides and a fire to warm your fingers. Elements of Byron is offering Fire Pit Fridays. Some locals may...


Back to Bruns shines as a show

The Back to Brunswick Hot Rod Run was held over the weekend and dozens of delicious vehicular delights descended on Bruns for the annual even


Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up at the beach; I have...

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?