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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

September 14, 2016

Issue 31.14

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – Sully

I recall Margaret Pomeranz, when reviewing Grand Torino (2008), suggesting that as a director, Clint Eastwood spoke more directly to men than to women. It was not meant as a criticism, merely an observation… and I have come to...


Cinema Review – Captain Fantastic

Ben (Viggo Mortensen) is the domineering patriarch of his own isolated tribe – not that he would admit to being such. He and his six home-schooled kids enjoy an escapist, face-painted, deer-slaughtering ‘alternative lifestyle’ in the forested mountains of...


Women like Ellen Briggs

For mother of twins Ellen Briggs, becoming a comedian happened by accident. ‘I started writing a book. The content was getting funnier and funnier and I realised that no-one was going to buy my book and so I went and...


Glory for Mullum but heartbreak for Byron Bay in rugby finals

The Mullumbimby Moonshiners rugby union team has claimed the 2016 reserve grade championship after beating the Ballina Seahorses 20–17 in the grand final last Saturday afternoon.


Local league juniors shine

It’s only two years since the Lennox Head Dolphins and the Devils merged at Junior level, but on Saturday at the Tweed Seagulls’ ground, they found themselves in their first grand final against Goup 18 heavyweights, Bilambil.


Rams Reserves make Grand Final

Byron Bay FC’s Northern Hotel Premier Reserves and Rails Hotel Third Division teams turned on some thrilling football in last Saturday’s semifinals.


Byron Tossers win the Shand Cup

Nick Shand started his own media empire from scratch but what he really wanted was to be a sporting champ.


Transplant veteran looks for more gold

Kingscliff local Peter Prichard is gearing up to celebrate his extended ‘second chance’ at life by participating in next month’s Australian Transplant Games.


There’s a venue for every function

There are some amazing venues in the Byron area and neighbouring shires, suitable for corporate, private or intimate occasions, and you will be able to find them all easily in a new publication called Byron Venue, coming out soon. The...


Byron Bay Brewery re-opens its doors 

Following a three month extensive refurbishment, the Byron Bay Brewery, which has been bought by beverage giant Lion, is ready to reopen its doors on Friday September 16th, 2016. Gordon Treanor, Craft Director at Lion, said the venue will continue...


Brookfarm goes to Melbourne

Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson These days, there’s an expo for everything. The big one for food is Fine Foods Australia, which is held annually, alternating between Sydney and Melbourne. This week, with more than 1,000 exhibitors, it’s in...


Our unique region

Why is our northern rivers region been so successful? Northern Rivers Food convenor, and co-founder of Brookfarm Pam Brook, says, ‘The one thing we do uniquely up here is to really connect everyone from paddock to plate. In some regions...


More Awards!

Another big food win has been announced for the region with Byron and hinterland awarded Outstanding Region in the Delicious Australia Produce Awards 2016. Northern Rivers Food’s Anne Briggs congratulated’ all the local farmers, food producers, food service providers and...


Hats off to the winners

Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson We take our hat off to locals awarded hats in the 2017 Good Food Guide awards, announced last week: Two hats (last year one hat): Fleet, Brunswick Heads Two hats (new): Paper Daisy, Cabarita Beach One hat...


Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.