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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

Other News

History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and...

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Condition of roads in and around Clunes/Rosebank

James Dobbin, Central Coast I have been visiting the areas around Ballina/Bangalow/Lismore etc for the past 20 years. In that time...

Echo ad leads to AVO arrest of Council activist

Vocal Council critic and longtime activist, John Anderson, aka Fast Buck$, was arrested last Friday night for allegedly breaching his Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) by an Echo ad.

November 2, 2016

Issue 31.21

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

It’s the ultimate in back-handed compliments to say of any actor that he was fantastic playing a character that you cannot stand a bar of. But such is the case with Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher (who, apparently, is...

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Culture Roundup – Friday 4 November

Echo Supports The Bunny Man Bunny Racket is rock’n’roll for kids. Pure and simple. King Bunny is a guitar-wielding, skateboarding, nature-loving rabbit with a passion to share his love of rock’n’roll. Bunny Racket is born of King Bunny’s fierce...

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Cinema Review – Jane Got A Gun

‘I’ve bin runnin’ all my life.’ How many times have you heard those words in the tense moments before a western’s climactic shoot-out? Of all genres, however, the western thrives on familiar ‘signposts’, and this one is no different....

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East Jerusalem West Jerusalem

Israeli singer/songwriter and activist mixes modern pop with Spanish music. David Broza comes to Byron to share his unique experience of Jerusalem, his music, and his belief in a peaceful future. You have had a rich cultural heritage: born in...

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Music from a Ghost Town

In Eilen Jewell’s new album Sundown Over Ghost Town she takes us to the haunting place of her childhood.  ‘I grew up in Boise, Idaho, the capital of the state, that was where I was born and raised, but on...

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In your Element

Creator of the Island Elements Festival Emma-lee Luther spoke with The Echo about what’s in store this weekend at beautiful North Stradbroke. What is the inspiration for Island Elements? The inspiration behind Island Elements was to blend the retreat model with...

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Land of dreams

Last year local theatre company NORPA took performance on to the railway platform at Lismore; this year they’re taking us in to the hills to Eureka Hall for their new homegrown work Dreamland. The Echo caught up with Julian...

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Dance with Your Soul

Half Caribbean and half French, Paris-dwelling Anais Million is all dancer. Starting out as a gymnast, then moving on to ballet, it is in Kizoomba that she has become internationally renowned. She is one of the featured dancers and instructors at...

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Dancing & chanting for peace

Chant for Peace is an event that was founded by Pralad & The Chants. They approached local yoga teachers and musicians to be involved with them to make this family-friendly event possible to offer to the community. They are...

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Gold, gold, gold for young Mullumbimby swimmers

Local swimmers have taken home the Mullumbimby Cup competing against more than 100 youngsters who converged on the Petria Thomas Pool for the North Coast Qualifying Carnival last Saturday.

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Byron Bay boardriders qualify for national finals

The Byron Bay Boardriders came in second behind Coffs Harbour at the Australian Boardriders Battle Series held at Pippi Beach  at Yamba over the weekend. Clubs in the northern NSW qualifying event included: Angourie, Coffs Harbour, Lennox/Ballina, Cabarita, Byron Bay,...

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Young wolves ready to fund overseas football tour

The u/14 Kingscliff Wolves football team has embraced the challenge of a major fundraising project as they set their sights on touring California late in 2017. The boys want to play in the Orange County Tournament of Champions but will...

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Byron youth soccer in winning groove

Back on home turf for round four of the 2016 summer youth competition, Byron’s young Wildcats and Rams turned on some outstanding performances to take out both matches with aplomb.

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Budding interest in flying disc team

Ultimate Frisbee is undergoing a mini-resurgence in the area as new players flock to the regular Monday night get together with Byron Ultimate Disc (BUD). Ultimate is a non-contact team sport where points are scored by passing the flying disc...

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Cyclocross rides into region

A group of Byron Bay Cycle Club members had their first taste of a cyclocross event last month. The race is a combination of cycling and running and takes in rough terrain. When it is too tough to ride cyclists...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box – Makes you wonder

Just over a week ago the United Nations announced the honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Wonder Woman. That’s right. A fictitious superhero from DC Comics. And what attributes does she have to inspire us?

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Gort triumphs on Mullum court

Local coach Stephen Gort took out the Mullumbimby Tennis Club singles championships played in late October. Gort lost just one game on his way to claiming the title against Mitchell Garbler 6–0 6–1. He backed this up by winning the men’s...

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Ocean Shores Snippets

Ocean Shores Shopping Centre now boasts nine food- and drink-based businesses. Here’s a snippet on each.

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Chefs at 20 paces

The potential rivalry of their youth now has a chance to come to the fore at the ‘Battle of the Chefs’ dinner this coming Monday night. Diners will be the judges – each tasting and scoring eight dishes (each chef prepares four half-portion serves) to determine a winner.

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Sausage King

Where does a butcher take his annual holiday? At the Australian Meat Industry Council’s National competition, of course.

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Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...