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Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Doing it right

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

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze...

What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago,...

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

September 7, 2016

Issue 31.13

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In this Issue:

An ode to dishwashers

Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson It’s true that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. I have never appreciated an electrical appliance so much until my dishwasher was out of action for three whole weeks. I did...

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Byron Shire council candidates 2016 Q&A

Hans Lovejoy Let’s vet! Herewith are questions posed by The Echo for all lead candidates. Now it’s over to you, the conscious, intelligent, discerning and incredibly good looking public to read and digest. It all helps to make the difference between...

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Cinema Review – Embrace of the Serpent

Driving home from the Gold Coast Arts Centre after seeing this, it dawned on me that I was enmeshed in a culture that represents the very antithesis of what this inescapably sad movie looks back to with sorrow and yearning. As...

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Cinema Review – Nerve

If, like me, you haven’t got a clue about what teens are getting up to in their head-bowed phone addiction, this sharp, cleverly constructed and rapid-fire hi-jinx romance might throw some light on the matter. Vee (Emma Roberts) is...

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New patron for Mullum Music Fest

Suzannah Espie has just been announced as Mullumbimby Music Festival’s next patron. As Harry James Angus and Mama Kin did before her, Suzannah promises to give something special to the festival by immersing herself in the kaleidoscope community of Mullumbimby. ‘I...

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Live Music Roundup – 8 September, 2016

Rails in a Daze Once again, multi-award-winning songstress Kellie Knight and her 7-piece jazz/funk ensemble, The Daze, are playing at their beloved hometown venue, The Rails, on Friday. Expect to hit the dancefloor with their unique blend of soul, funk and...

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The Girl who sings about love

It ends where it began Gyan wraps up this year’s Australian tour at Byron Theatre on 17 September, celebrating This Girl’s In Love, her latest successfully crowdfunded album produced locally at Museagency studios. Join Gyan and Simon Greaves when...

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Culture Roundup: Wednesday 7 September, 2016

A play that goes to hard place Director Penelope Chater returns to the Drill Hall to direct a new two-woman play starring two local actors, Linda Rutledge and Amanda Sebasio-Ong. This Pulitzer prize-winning drama was lauded for its emotional honesty...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Confessions of a nerd

Life’s full of surprises. How you start out isn’t always how you end up. Growing up, I wasn’t a bad girl. I know that’s kind of shocking. Because I certainly turned into one later in life. It doesn’t even make sense to me and I’m me. Imagine how my mother feels.

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Byron Rams and Bangalow Bluedogs miss out on grand final

Buffeted by a gusty Lismore crosswind and a gutsy oppostiion, the Great Northern Byron Bay Rams never quite found their form in Saturday’s Football Far North Coast semifinals. Byron’s premier league boys, after dominating much of the 2016 season, have...

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Byron takes on Brisbane in roller derby season opener

The Byron Sirens roller derby team will be shaking off the winter blues when they take on North Brisbane Rollers at home this Friday night. After touring the country and playing teams from Adelaide, Newcastle and Brisbane, the Sirens...

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Last ball loss silences Geckos’ Shand Cup campaign

Fathers Day dawned bright and clear and Lomath Oval was a picture of pertness for the second semifinal of the Shand series, the sporting contest that caters for everyone from the mildly interested to the morbidly obsessed. Hardy country...

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Vulcans win the first girls AFL grand final played in the...

The Murwillumbah Vulcans beat the Lismore Swans in the northern rivers first ever girls ALF Grand Final played at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay last Sunday. The Murwillumbah Vulcans had a good day with the u/13 girls beating the...

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Pioneers beat Ballina and book a place in the rugby grand...

Wollongbar-Alstonville beat Ballina 51–27 on the weekend to book a place in the Far North Caost rugby union grand final. Ballina had the wind to their backs in the first half at Crozier Park in Lismore and went to the...

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Shores United reach out for finals

Just one game away from playing in the 2016 grand final, the Shores United Men’s 4th Division soccer team are peaking at the right time of the season. After a gutsy 1–0 win against Richmond Rovers in Lismore on Saturday...

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Forum aims to boost inclusion across local activity groups

Local sports clubs, coaches, volunteers, teachers and instructors are invited to join  experts on inclusion at an upcoming forum, A Team Effort, scheduled for Monday September 12 at the Cavanbah Centre. As part of the line-up, Jackie Lauff, international sport...

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Full field for the 2016 Ballina Cup

Regional horses make up half of the 220 racers nominated  to run the turf at the Ballina Cup this Thursday. The record interest in the race from trainers and jockeys will ensure capacity fields in all eight races of the...

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Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.