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Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about...

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Grumpy Grandma’s 

There are few in the region who aren’t familiar with Grumpy Grandma’s olives. Tim Stone and his wife Lynne...

Lismore Residents Action Group say ‘no’ to Increased flight training

The Lismore Residents Action Group say they do not object to the future development of the airport, they say they are specifically concerned about the considerable increase in aircraft noise caused by flight training.

COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

CWA has ready for the Christmas (w)rap

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) has been supporting women, children and their communities in NSW for almost a century...

Candidate integrity

I write in reference to ‘Letters’ about Ballina candidates in last week’s Echo and would offer the following in...

Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

October 12, 2016

Issue 31.18

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV_IhWE4LP0 Tim Burton’s films generally strike me as being lurid examples of style over content. Heavily reliant on special effects and lairy eye candy, they just don’t do it for me (okay, I’ll pay Big Eyes). With few exceptions, they...


The Girl on the Train

The harshest criticism that can be levelled at a film based on a best-selling novel is that it has taken liberties in re-telling the story – that it is unfaithful to the book. Tate Taylor’s adaptation of Paula Hawkins’s...


The Gospel according to St Paul

Last Bluesfest word on the street was that these were the act to catch – St Paul and the Broken Bones. Headed up by Paul Janeway, the band is an 8-piece based out of Alabama with one goal – to blow...


Live Music Roundup – Thursday 13 October, 2016

In Lou of a talent night  Music will echo through the valley when Main Arm Public School hosts local talent for an evening of live music on Friday 21 October. The event is headlined by Lou Bradley; she’s country, she’s...


Russian Boy Band

Mullumbimby has produced some very interesting talent. We have high school girl turned international star, rapper Iggy Azaela, and we have a bunch of bearded blokes in a Russian choir bringing on menopausal hot flushes wherever they go… Andrew Swain,...


Culture Roundup – Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Byron Latin Fiesta Get those salsa bodies ready, the Byron Latin Fiesta is now in its 11th year and gearing up for one inspired, sweaty showdown of instructors, performers, Latin bands and DJs. Festival Hub is the Byron Theatre...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Confessions of a Pussy Grabber

I tell you, there’s one thing I love, and it’s a good old-fashioned surprise grab on the pussy. Especially by creepy old dudes. I’ll be walking down the street and wham, an old fella has gone for the downstairs...


Local teams win as summer football comp kicks off

Byron Bay FC’s Wildcats and Rams youth teams got off to a flying start in the opening round of the Summer Youth League competition in Casino on Friday night. The Wildcats got the ball rolling with a resounding 3–0 win over their Casino counterparts.


Bruns SLSC deploys experience

Guy Knox The new season is off to a very fast start with beach patrols, nippers, Bronze Medallion and first-aid training, as well as Open Days. Brunswick beach was patrolled by one of the Club’s most experienced teams last weekend, including...


Cyclists battle weather and time

Despite inclement weather more than a dozen cyclists raced in the Byron Bay Cycle Club’s fifth criterium race of its Spring Carnival last Sunday in the Arts and Industry estate. ‘Competitors took the risk of travelling from Brisbane, Tweed and...


Shared honours at Tropicarnage

The Byron Sirens’ travelling roller derby team had mixed fortunes when they took on Queenland’s best teams in the Tropicarnage Cup ­tournament over the long weekend. First up the local team was outplayed by the Paradise City All Stars losing...


Men of League hit the fairway

Local rugby league teams, fans as well as players past and present are invited to join Men of League’s northern rivers committee for their charity Golf Day this Sunday October 16, at Ballina Golf Club. Organised by the Northern Rivers...


AFL 9s is a touch footy game for everyone

More than 32 teams will compete in the AFL nine-a-side social carnival at the Cavanbah Centre over the coming weekend. AFL nines is the touch version of the 18-person contest and is a ‘game for everyone’ according to organiser Molly...


Leard wins at Teven

Denis Leard (23 pts) beat Greg Fowler (21) to take out the Teven Golf Club Men’s Division nine-hole Stableford held last Saturday morning. Ball rundown: Rob Tillman (20), Steve Blackmore (20), Peter Harden (20), John Selwood (20),  Jim McGarry (19)...


Brunswick Tennis Club veteran receives Golden Racket and a fond farewell

Janice Bast Marj Davey received the Golden Racket at her farewell party held at the Brunswick Heads Tennis Courts last Saturday night. Marj has been a wonderful support at the Brunswick Club, playing on the court and serving on the committee! Marj...


Meet the producers of your dinner!

Executive chef Blake Seymour has invited four local producers to join him to present the evening dinner on Friday 28 October from 6.30pm in Spinnakers Restaurant Ballina. The dinner event includes several grazing courses, a drink on arrival and the...


A man called Steve, from Byron

Story and photo by: Vivienne Pearson It was a fecund cumquat tree that started Steve’s jam-making journey. ‘Marmalade is the only thing you can make with cumquats,’ says Steve. So he did, cooking up a batch over an open fire....


A kid-friendly Saturday eve market oasis

Story and photos by: Vivienne Pearson It’s a new market but it is not a new market. Let me explain. The Byron Artisan Market is a seasonal creature, existing only at twilight during the months of daylight saving. It therefore...


Boomerang dinner

Wednesday 19 October is an opportunity for wine and food lovers to contribute directly to this region’s cultural diversity, with all funds raised from a top-quality dinner at Harvest going to support Boomerang Indigenous arts and culture festival. Regular readers...


Lismore Council elections

I’m somewhat bemused by the candidates for the Lismore Council election. One ticket has 14 candidates, when there are only 10 councillors and a...

Evidence-based claims on Dunoon Dam

Why is it that all I hear from the pro-dammers is: ‘Save Our Dam’, ‘Build the dam’ or some similar three-word slogan? I have...

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I am one of the many...

Taking the tourism tiger by the tail

Tourism is a key economic driver of the Byron Shire and despite the impacts of the pandemic on the industry it represents 25 per...