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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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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. 

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Tweed Mall

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has announced that a new location for getting the COVID -19 vaccination has opened today in Tweed Heads.

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

August 16, 2017

Issue 32.10

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In this Issue:

All Our Exes… live in Mullum

All Our Exes was never really meant to be a band. It was fun. It was a chance to dress up and sing 4-part indie harmony with three of your favourite people in the world.


Longing to see Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade has been called a force of nature. Thought provoking, subversive, she blends satire with memoir, comedy with comment.


Standing by your man… & your woman

Individually Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole have carved their own impressive careers at the forefront of Australian country music for almost two decades.


Potting about for a worthy cause

Possum Creek politician turned potter Richard Jones is opening his studio with others on the North Coast Mud Trail this weekend.


Byron’s newest cultural hotspot

It’s about culture, it’s about creative and it is about caring for your community. The Encounter Byron project is building on the foundations of the Kulchajam space to be a ‘showcase of the emerging culture of Byron,’ according to director Adam Collett.


Cinema Review: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

If you agree that the next war being arranged for us by the man-baby presidents of the US and North Korea will result in such annihilation that the following one will be waged with sticks and stones, then you might be surprised by the ‘sophistication’ of the weaponry envisioned for the future by director Luc Besson.


Calls to focus on future proofing against flood

Byron Shire Council have received much-needed state government funds for a North Byron Floodplain Risk Management Study, questions have been raised as to whether preventive disaster preparation should be the focus of governments rather than simply disaster relief.


Culture Roundup: Thursday August 17, 2017

After a tiring journey from her home planet, Dr X arrived in Byron Bay in readiness for Saturday’s screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


Byron council clarifies waste management

Byron Council has sought to clarify its waste management in light of the ABC Four Corners allegations last week.


VIEW raises the roof for children’s charity

Voice, Interests and Education of Women – or VIEW for short – was formed in the 1960s as a chance for women to get together, form friendships and help disadvantaged children across Australia through the children’s charity The Smith Family.


Anna’s life story now in its second print run

It may have started as a way of recording the early life story and romance of her and husband Jim for her children, but it quickly turned into something far more.


Nationals still under fire over alleged Murray-Darling Plan corruption

Reverberations continue over the ABC Four Corners TV report alleging corruption and mismanagement of the Murray-Darling river.


Recalling Bob Bellear, a man of firsts

With suggestions now being taken for renaming the North Ocean Shores sports field, The Echo profiles a Billinudgel lad who became Australia’s first Indigenous judge to be appointed to the District Court of NSW.


Dance Your Self

The Australian Dance Theatre bring their stunning new work Be Yourself Redux to Lismore City Hall this week as part of the ongoing program of culture and arts curated by NORPA.


Fostering community through food security

Growing out of the award- winning Mullumbimby Community Gardens, the Mullum Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development (aka Mullum SEED) is encouraging members of the community, that’s right – you, to join up and get involved.


Farewell to Byron identity Malcolm Dadd

Much-loved Byron identity Malcolm Dadd died last week.


Cinema Review: Hamstead

It might stretch the plausibility test, but this movie of charm and hope comes as welcome respite from the daily gormlessness of uncivil society.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday August 16, 2017

The Bay Collective is a gathering of high-quality professional musicians from the northern rivers area and the brainchild of one of Byron Bay’s most entrepreneurial songstresses and performers, Hayley Grace.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: UNMARRY Australia

With the conversation raging once again about marriage equality and dear Malcolm offering us the most watered-down version of a plebiscite he could muster (his preferred option was not actually a postal vote, it was carrier pigeons.


‘High capital cost’ prevents sealing of gravel roads

Byron Shire Council staff have hosed down the suggestion from a local quantity surveyor/cost engineer that the most cost effective use of funds for repairing the shire’s ailing roads is to apply bitumen to gravel roads.


Junior basketballers triumphant at Northern League finals

The Byron Beez U/14 girls and U/16 boys were crowned Northern Junior League  champions, while the U/14 boys came away from the early August tournament in Port Macquarie as runners-up. The U/14 girl Beez finished on top of the ladder...


Local rugby lines up to support mental health

Last weekend the Moonshiners hosted their second ‘Moonshiners for Mental Health’ Charity Day to raise funds and awareness for Beyondblue. A great crowd and some exciting rugby provided an excellent atmosphere.


Dickens takes two titles at Australian Surf Festival

Lennox Head’s Ben Dickens has won the double at the 2017 Australian Surf Festival held at Cabarita, taking out both the Over-40 Men’s Logger and Over-40 Men’s Longboard national titles with an impressive display of skill and self-belief on finals day.


Bombers beat Mullum Giants in final league game for 2017

To let your opponent’s dummy-half get across the white chalk for a try is a little bit on the slack side. To let him do it again is outright negligence. To have the number nine score a third time is enough to make you spew – but that’s what happened at Les Donnelly Field on Sunday.


Rams winless but twin points championships still within reach

Matches between the Northern Hotel Rams and Richmond Rovers are always intense and fiery displays and the weekend’s clashes at the Byron Recreation Ground were no exception.


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 as Health Inquiry heard 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 prompoting 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’.