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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

September 6, 2017

Issue 32.13

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In this Issue:

Byron Plays Guitar

Two and a half years ago Nick Sergi moved to Byron and became the proprietor of one of Byron’s most iconic businesses, Byron Music.


Cinema Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Just off the cuff, I don’t think that I have ever seen a chase scene shot in Amsterdam. And as far as that weary old action-flick standby goes, it is a beauty too, involving a motorbike and a speedboat fanging along the canals, as well as the usual screaming, smashing, summersaulting cars.


Culture Roundup: Thursday September 7, 2017

Melbourne’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lovers, fairies and mischief conspire under moonlight in Shakespeare’s classic tale.


Drop Legs go Ham at the Northern

Byron Bay party band Drop Legs have attracted a solid following in with their energetic live performances and fusion of heavy reggae and coastal hip-hop.


Cinema Review: Annabelle: Creation 

Presenting a little girl with a doll will eventually be regarded as an act of child abuse. There is no scarier prop in the horror movie genre and I wouldn’t have one in the house for all the farms in Cuba.


Nats leader grilled over March flood

NSW Nationals leader and deputy premier John Barilaro faced tough questions at a Senate estimate hearing last week over his government’s response to the ex-Cyclone Debbie in March.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 6 September, 2017

A decade as a band is a rare milestone and one north coast funk and groove band The Ninth Chapter will be celebrating at The Rails this Friday, 7pm kickoff and free entry.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The point of getting older

It’s always humbling to discover that your kid is more switched on than you are. I get so caught up with the mundanity of my daily life that I forget to be wise.


Byron ‘eager to get cracking’ on renewables, forum hears

The keenly interested audience of more than 80 gathered at the Mullum Civic Centre on Thursday night were not disappointed by the promise of ‘a night of action on renewables.’


Local philanthropy steps into the limelight

Australia may be ‘the lucky country’, but when it comes to sharing some of that luck through philanthropy we’re lagging behind our English and American cousins.


Byron Red Devils to battle Marists in first women’s tag-league grandfinal

The Byron Bay Red Devils women’s tag-league has qualified for the competition’s first grandfinal after a strong 20–4 win over Murwillumbah on the weekend. The She-Devils will have plenty to do when they come up against Marist Women in the...


All Girl Surfriders make most of friendly waves

The Lennox Head All Girls Surfriders had another fabulous day for their August club round.


Junior Beez shine at State Cup in Newcastle

Junior Beez U/14 and U/16 boys and U/14 girls all had great tournaments at the Waratah League State Cup held in Newcastle in late August.


Ballina score double and charge into the rugby grandfinals

A big double-barrel effort has seen two Ballina teams win through in style to the grandfinals of the Far North Coast Rugby Union competition.


Rams reserves battle for grandfinal berth

There were mixed fortunes for the Northern Hotel Rams in Saturday’s preliminary fnals at Byron Bay. The Reserve Grade Rams met a very determined Richmond Rovers and were unlucky to concede first against the run of play.


Team Wright wins the women’s fours at Brunswick Bowling Club

Judy Wright and her team won the Brunswick Heads Women’s Bowling Club Open Fours Championship held last week. Judy and team members Jenny Meinel (third), Marcia Crichton (lead) and Bev Gawned (second) started well and were able to bowl their...


Shores United get through despite losses

Shores United Mens first division lost a heartbreaker on Saturday against the minor premiers South Lismore. It was 0–0 after normal and extra time, but Souths won 5–3 on penalties. The seventh division are into the grandfinal after a 3–2 win...


Byron Bay goes for the double at AFL grandfinal day at...

The senior Byron Bay AFL sides have given themselves the chance of double premiership wins this Saturday when the season comes to a head at the Cavanbah Sports Centre. The firsts cemented their favourite status to take the flag with...


Banora Point Public School go to Sydney for state AFL Knock-out...

Banora Point Public School is flying the flag for the north coast in the state primary schools Aussie Rules knockout, which will be decided in Sydney early this week. They are one of only three schools from regional NSW and...


A velvet latte anyone?

Story by Vivienne Pearson. Photos by Kirra Pendergast A new addition to the Byron Bay cafe selection is Velvet. Allow murals to be your guide to finding Velvet. The official address is 30 Fletcher Street but its entrance is on the...


Bean to Barista Coffee School

By Vivienne Pearson Funny to think that only 30 years ago a cup of instant coffee was our standard caffeinated beverage and any coffee involving the word ‘international’ was considered downright sophisticated. We are now a nation of coffee afficionados. Our...


Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.