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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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Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

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...

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

Bring them home to Biloela

Marilyn Perkins, MEd, JP, Wollongbar Given the recent news that Tharnicaa is seriously ill, and has been flown to hospital in...

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. 

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

May 24, 2017

Issue 31.50

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In this Issue:

Telling Stories – Ivan Coyote

Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. A natural-born storyteller, ‘Coyote is to Canadian literature what KD Lang is to country music:...


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Telling Stories

Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music.


Posse of juniors surf into state titles

Crystal Cylinders Byron Bay surfer Joel Paxton was crowned the 2017 U/18 FNC Regional Junior champion last weekend. The regional titles were held in good solid waves at Flatrock with the results deciding who will represent the FNC at the NSW...


Byron wins another FFA Cup round

Dogwhistle The Northern Hotel Byron Bay Rams came out firing in Saturday’s FFA Cup qualifying final at Lismore’s Southern Cross Football Centre. The in-form Byron squad met Coffs Coast Tigers on the synthetic turf in the battle for a place in...


Brace yourself for The Birds

Dark. Dystopic. Cinematic. In equal parts a radical departure and a return to their epic rock roots. It’s fitting that Birds of Tokyo have called their new album Brace.


Cinema Review – Viceroy’s House

There is just one little thing wrong with this movie – the casting. That Hugh Bonneville doesn’t look a bit like Louis Mountbatten is not nearly so distracting as the fact that (for many of us) he will forever...


Greens accused of folding over Bruns parks negotiations  

Deep division and political backflips have emerged within local Greens members over a move to put plans of management (PoM) on public exhibition for two of the three holiday parks in Brunswick Heads.


Byron’s big mall gets started

Construction is set to start next week on Mercato on Byron – a new supermarket, retail and cinema complex in Jonson Street. Earthworks will begin ‘as part of an 18-month project to create regional NSW’s most sustainable shopping complex in keeping with Byron’s relaxed beachside style.’


Court concludes over resident and council bypass dispute

The NSW Land and Environment Court will soon be passing judgment over Butler Street residents claim against council regarding process around the planned Byron Bay bypass. With proceedings finishing last week, both parties appear optimistic.


Live Music Roundup – Wednesday 24, 2017

Music for Clean Beaches Today, in some parts of the world, water is already more expensive than oil, a trend that is spreading. In Hearts Wake – comprising frontman Jake Taylor, guitarists Ben Nairne and Eaven Dall, bassist Kyle Erich and...


Vale Main Arm’s own Crocodile Dundee: Dutchy

Known as both the Crocodile Dundee and mayor of Main Arm’s Coopers Lane, Dutchy, or 'young uncle Dutch' (he was the youngest of eight) was a kind and warm-hearted man loved by many throughout Byron Shire.


New archery event for Byron this weekend

Byron Shire Archery Club is hosting the first annual South of the Border Matchplay Competition for young archers this Saturday at the Cavanbah Centre. The SOBS is a unique tournament held for the region’s youth archers, Club president Vinnie Bleakley...


Sloppy defence ends Bangalow’s run

The Bangalow Premier division means soccer side has bowed out of the FFA Cup after losing their fifth round clash with Coffs City United 3–0. The side, playing at the SCU grounds in Lismore after their home ground was closed...


Giants’ bubble burst by rampant Bombers

The Mullumbimby Giants travelled to Evans Head on Sunday for their NRRRL clash on a high after three wins on the trot, but came crashing back to earth with a 42–20 loss.


Rainbow Region and Ballina enjoy dragon boat success

The Rainbow Region and Ballina Dragon Boat Club put in medal-winning performances when they headed south for the annual Titivators Urunga Regatta on the banks of the beautiful Kalang River earlier this month.


Dominant display from junior basketball Beez

The junior Byron Beez had a great weekend in round three of the Northern Junior League Basketball Competition held in Port Macquarie last weekend. The U/14 Beez girls went undefeated for the weekend winning four out of four, including a...


Netballers tell crowd to ‘SHOOSH’

Brunswick Byron Netball Association has teamed up with the Office of Sport to promote positive sideline behaviour at junior events through Shoosh for Kids Week. The BBNA is encouraging all members to support the cause, with the aim of keeping...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Necking Myself

My neck got old. I don’t know how it happened but it seems to have aged. Possibly in dog years. It doesn’t make sense. I don’t remember abusing my neck. Not in the way I’ve abused my liver, my arse or my face.


Cooking up a Snowy storm

Snowy and Morgan   By Vivienne Pearson Steven Snow, of Fins restaurant, is not your typical chef. ‘He’s not guarded about his signature dishes, like most chefs are,’ says his wife and business partner Morgan Snow. She tells me that he never did...


Pastured egg farming

The term free range is widely accepted as an ethical and sustainable way of farming, yet the definition of ‘free-range eggs’ and ‘free-range hens’ in Australia had no industry standard until this year, so the term was often misused....


Flood charity dinner at Three Blue Ducks

Dan Hannaford The Three Blue Ducks crew in Byron is teaming up with JR’s Smokehouse and Stone & Wood to put on a barbecue dinner and help raise much needed funds for the community’s flood victims. There will be a feast...


The perfect day for a burger on the main street

A Main Street Burger Bar lineup – credit Kate Holmes By Vivienne Pearson Any day is a good day for a burger. If you need an extra excuse, use International Burger Day, officially scheduled for Sunday 28 May. Last year, the winner...


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’.