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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very...

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

May 10, 2017

Issue 31.48

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In this Issue:

When Katie met Karin

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp have an intuitive musical connection.


Word on the street art

Byron Bay is abuzz with the whispers of POPPED – the exciting new arts project and laneway-activation event coming to Surf Alley on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May.


Tindley’s Wild and Unknown

Wild and Unknown is the astonishingly frank and fearless new offering from Sara Tindley.


Culture Roundup – Thursday 11 May

This weekend Guilty Pleasures Cabaret & Burlesque Festival brings a tongue-in-cheek mix of dark cabaret, burlesque naughtiness and vaudeville hilarity to two venues in Brunswick Heads.


Cinema Review – A Dog’s Purpose

The title and previews were a worry, but when I saw that this movie had been directed by Lasse Hallström I came to it with some confidence that it would not be overly mawkish. My Life As A Dog...


Citizen Circus

Set in a beautiful yet chaotic model-kit world, Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk, beauty and rawness of acrobatic circus with pumping live music, stunning lighting, breathtaking physical improbability and no shortage of absurdity.


Tick-borne disease still unrecognised

Following the recent senate inquiry into Lyme disease, NSW central coast veterinarian Dr John Curnow has come forward with some key information that may prove to be the missing link in the Australian Lyme disease debate.


Live Music Roundup – Wednesday 10 May

After seeing the devastation caused by the floods of 2017 in the northern rivers, a few musos got together because they wanted to help. Rise Above the Flood was formed to act as an umbrella organisation for fundraising to help with direct support in affected areas.


Flood benefit gig in Byron this Friday

he Rise Above The Flood concert will be held Friday May 12 at the Byron Community Centre. MC and co-organiser is Mae Wilde, and acts include Hussy Hicks, The Button Collective, Gyan and Dustyesky.


Referee stalls Red Devils but Giants get their second win

In any sporting contest, it’s not always well into a game that the tide might turn. In their NRRRL clash with the Tweed Coast Raiders at Cabarita on Sunday, Byron Bay’s Red Devils were dealt a blow from which they never really recovered in the first five minutes.


Tennis triumph on Sawtell clay

Mullumbimby Tennis Club players Timothy Yeung Packer and Steve Gort have both left the Sawtell tournament as winners. Tim won the U/12 singles at the Sawtell NSW Junior Clay2017 (April 30), his first Australian ranking tournament. He backed this up with...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: I hate Mothers Day

I hate Mothers Day. I hate the picture of motherhood that shows a nice neat mum smiling beatifically on worming medication or holding hands with her family while wearing a white t-shirt and jeans and running on the beach. I don’t do that. I don’t know any mums who do that shit.


Brunswick Heads bowls claims District Women’s Open Fours

The Brunswick Heads Women’s Bowling Club have won the Tweed Byron District Women’s Open Fours competition played at Cudgen last week over two days. The team of Rosa Kinnear (lead), Sherril Pearce (second), Kerry Dexter (third) and Jenny Lofts (skip)...


New stripes for Rams juniors

Up to 260 junior players with the Byron Bay Football Club will be wearing new jerseys this season courtesy of The Farm. The Farm looked at various ways it could help the local club but went for new jerseys, knowing...


Hundreds enjoy representative comp hosted by Brunswick Byron Netball

Fifty-six teams from eight regional netball associations played in more than 120 games last Sunday as part of the representative carnival hosted by the Brunswick Byron Netball Association at the new look Mullumbimby Courts. ‘The carnival was a huge success...


Ocean Shores beat Condong to win open pairs bowls championship

Andrew Montgomery and Troy Makin from Ocean Shores Bowling Club were crowned Tweed Byron open pairs champions after beating Condong in the regional final played last weekend. Andrew and Troy won the pairs game 30–7. Troy played for last year’s NSW...


Byron Bay Rams off to a flying start with three wins

The Byron Bay Rams have made a spectacular start to the 2017 Premiership season. The Premiers and Premier Reserves have played three rounds in just six days and racked up an incredible 27 goals each.


The Arts

The Murwillumbah Art Trail (MAT) is an exhibition of contemporary art that showcases artists of the Tweed Valley and surrounds.


A smorgasboard; local and beyond

By: Vivienne Pearson Does this region need another food festival? Yes, if the feedback from the Sample Food Festival (heading for its eighth year this September) is anything to go by. ‘We do a survey at Sample and a lot of...


Encounter a real wellness kitchen

Encounter Byron in the Byron Arts and Industry Estate is a not-for-profit community venue with a mission to empower hearts and lives through art, music, food, programs and outreach. Building on the foundations of Kulchajam, the venue hosts family-friendly events...


Alive Foods are growing

Husband and wife team Anna Surrey and David Mendes of Byron Bay Alive Foods started fermenting digestion-friendly foods and distributing them through the farmers markets, but have now grown their business and sell their product throughout the region from...


Coming up Popped

Not this Friday, but Friday and Saturday 19-20 May save the date for the Laneway pop-up bar and restaurant on Friday and Saturday 5–11pm in ‘Surf Alley’ opposite the Hotel Great Northern, just off Jonson St in Byron Bay. There...


Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.