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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

Come and try basketball in Byron

The next generation of female basketball players, with coordinator Karen Irwin, turned up to a ‘come and try day’...

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Dreaming about a bucket-list surfing and wellness holiday?

Have you always dreamt about traveling to exotic ‘bucket-list’ beach destinations like Bali or Vanuatu… or are your dreams...

July 12, 2017

Issue 32.05

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In this Issue:

Cosentino’s greatest trick may not be what you think

Trapped underwater in agonising pain, shackled and sinking and desperately trying not to give in to the urgent need to breathe, I really thought maybe I had pushed myself too far this time. The scar was still fresh from...

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There’s a kids’ big day out at Byron Writers Festival

Byron Writers Festival has pulled out all stops to create a day full of fun, inspiration and creativity to ignite the imaginations of children. Seven acclaimed children’s authors will face their toughest and most vocal audience at the Greenstone...

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Cinema Review: Churchill

Movies that focus on the achievements of a ‘great man’ in public life or the arts are generally content to follow the least provocative path of hagiography. Wishing to be reminded of their hero’s finer qualities, it is what most punters queue up to see.

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Culture Roundup: Thursday 13 July, 2017

The Vegetable Plot is a ‘roots musical’ for kids, families and foodies starring some of Sydney’s tastiest musicians and singers.

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Live Music Roundup : Wednesday 12, July 2017

Mercy-Mercy have their own style of rock blues with a fresh vibrant sound that is both tough and sensitive. Lead singer Lindy Lou Smith has a great feel for the blues whether she is interpreting Etta James, Nina Simone or Beth Hart.

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Cinema Review: Monsieur Chocolat

Among the prozzies and revellers and the demi-monde painted by Toulouse Lautrec, you will sometimes find the striking figure of a solitary African.

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Stayz warns of job losses over Byron’s holiday letting policy

Online accommodation booking website Stayz has weighed into the holiday letting debate, warning that ‘local government is now considering measures that could put local jobs at risk.’

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Groups differ over Brunswick Heads van park meeting

A recent meeting held between stakeholders and NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust over management of the Terrace Reserve caravan park in Brunswick Heads has been described completely differently by progress association and chamber of commerce members.

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Rail trail supporters raise more than $75k for plan

Supporters of a rail trail between Casino and Eltham have backed the idea with their own cash, raising more than $75,000 in just four weeks. NRRT Inc has been running a crowdfunding campaign, with the money to be used to help fund an engineering plan.

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Murray’s Camacho

Pete Murray is without a doubt one of Australia’s most loved musicians.

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Vale Col Hadwell, a true son of the Bay

Colin (Col) Hadwell tragically died on July 4 while riding his bike, which was his favourite pastime.

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Local Nats MLC concerned over West Byron DA

Ben Franklin MLC (Nationals) has broken ranks with his NSW coalition party and has expressed concern about the 290-lot West Byron subdivision that will soon be before the Joint Regional Planning Panel.

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Meeting seeks solutions to youth violence

Around 60 turned up on a cold Thursday night to discuss solutions to the increase in youth violence in the area, particularly at hall events held in Byron Shire’s valleys.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox : Cruisin’ for a Boozin’

For everyone who has a bucket list of shit they want to do, there is another bucket list full of shit they don’t want to ever do. On the top of my ‘shit I never want to do’ list was ‘go on a cruise’. Last week I went on a cruise.

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Big week for Shores United as they ogle Club-of-Origin trophy

Marc Patten (Shores club president)  A largely successful run for the Shores United Soccer Club has set the stage for the final chapter of the Mullumbimby-Shores Club of Origin trophy when fourth division play this Friday night at Pine Avenue. The...

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Future Dreamers deliver holiday fun for all-girl skate crew 

Local girl’s club Future Dreamers, together with Byron Bay Skateboard School, held a free holiday skateboarding workshop last Wednesday. The workshop was for girls of all skill levels and aimed to advance the girls’ skating skills, improve their balance and...

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McLeod holds nerve to win district bowls championship

Michael Burke Neil McLeod from Ocean Shores won the final of the District Reserves Singles beating a defiant Ben Leeson from Mullumbimby by just one point, 31–30. Leeson was fast out of the blocks in the first to 31 event, and...

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Prendergast wins stableford golf at Teven

Terry Prendergast has taken out last weekend’s 9-hole stableford in the Teven Golf Club Men’s Division. It was the fourth round of the club’s six-round Points Score Championship. Terry was one point ahead of runner-up Peter Harden (21) with Ian Coochiroff...

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Red Devils’ purple patch punctured by Hornets

John Campbell  We came expecting a tight tussle. We came hoping that the Devils, who had in recent weeks found their long overdue mojo, would let the NRRRL’s silvertails know where they could stick their ego. What we didn’t come...

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Too close for comfort for Byron Rams

Story & photo Dogwhistle Sunday’s challenge from Goonellabah Hornets was a real nail-biter for the Northern Hotel Rams – and the big Rec Ground crowd. The Rams Reserves turned on their usual display of quality football, overwhelming the young Goonellabah team...

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SCU support for Gold Coast marathon endures 10 years

Southern Cross University celebrated ten years of sponsoring the 10-kilometre section of the Gold Coast Airport marathon that attracted up to 27,000 competitors earlier this month. SCU vice-chancellor professor Adam Shoemaker was on hand to fire the starting pistol. ‘Mental and...

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The Poinciana Cafe helping to reduce takeaway coffee cups

Keeta at The Poinciana Cafe in Mullumbimby helping to reduce takeaway coffee cups. Photo Sophia Marles

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Level One

Ben Franklin MLC had the honour of unveiling the plaque at the official opening of Level One at Ballina RSL on 7 July. Mr Franklin spoke of the importance of maintaining traditional values, while highlighting the support provided by...

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Juggling baristas

By Vivienne Pearson While researching the story ‘Localising the war on coffee cup waste’ (28 June), The Echo heard about an innovation in the coffee industry that reduces waste a step before your coffee gets into a cup. The waste in...

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Chef Darren Robertson creates Splendour Burger for Grill’d

Darren Robertson Grill’d, a $300m Australian food chain that specialises in burgers, has collaborated with Darren Robertson – award-winning chef from Rocker and Three Blue Ducks in Sydney, Rosebery and Byron Bay, to create a special burger for this year’s...

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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.