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The legal smoke

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

Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

October 18, 2017

Issue 32.19

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Stop and take a moment to smell the flowers

Though I am on my way to somewhere else, I pause at the mangroves. They are a steadfast shelter as the fierce winds shift. Their roots steady the muddy bank under my feet.

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Kingswood make the lump

Kingswood have hit the road off the back of their acclaimed album After Hours, Close To Dawn, which features the recent fuzzy upbeat single Atmosphere and the sexy, slow jam, Golden.

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When Comedy Burns

He’s performed in some of the best comedy rooms in the world; he’s even starred in the Xmas episode of The Office in a part his mate Ricky Gervais wrote for him, but when UK comedian Greg Burns came to Australia, it was love at first sight.

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Culture Roundup: Thursday 19 October, 2017

Pickering power Edgy, polished and inventive, Charlie Pickering is one of the most exciting names in Australian comedy. Charlie is a political junkie, a law graduate, and was the voice of his generation as a regular team captain for Generation...

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Caiti Baker’s Blues

Darwin’s Caiti Baker has created a sultry world of hip-hop-laced soul as likely to be inhabited by Jay Z as it is by Fiona Apple or Ella Fitzgerald. A melting of classic melody, urban-inspired lyrics and timeless vocal timbre that exudes strength and a confidence, the world of Caiti Baker has a wide musical pallete: welcoming, rich and a true embodiment of modern Australian culture.

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Cinema Review: The Mountain Between Us

To enjoy yourself at the cinema, all you need is to be convinced that what you’re watching reflects reality. This movie is slow to find its rhythm, but gets there in the end. Seeing Ben and Alex (Idris Elba and Kate Winslet) hastily arranging for a privately owned twin-engine plane to get them out of snow-bound Idaho is clunky in the extreme, with both actors merely going through the motions – it is the sort of preamble that writers just want to get out of the way.

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Departing shots at Byron Greens from founding member

A founding member of the Byron Greens, who is about to move interstate, has made some pointed comments about the state of the local party on his way out the door.

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Mullumbimby affordable ecovillage proposed

Social Habitat Housing Inc is proposing a community-led, not-for-profit, tiny- house ecovillage and affordable-living project that will be environmentally sustainable and genuinely low cost.

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Live Music Roundup: Wednesday October 18, 2017

Spirit of the Bay This time three years ago a team of young Events Management students at the Byron Youth Service were getting ready to launch into presenting their major assignment for the course, an event called Spirit of the...

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Is Byron becoming too regimented?

Byron Bay resident Mellanie Coppin built a treehouse on the nature strip near her house. Her son and his friends and other kids on holiday or from nearby who have the skill to shimmy up the rope have enjoyed the chance to have some fun. But then along came the council…

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Byron Council’s paid paid parking survey biased: chamber

Concerns that Council’s parking management surveys are flawed have been confirmed by a statistician, say the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce. Problems with the survey ‘are so substantial that the results are likely to be invalid’, claims chamber president Zac Tooth.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Touch my dick and I’ll make you a...

What’s the point of being a big Hollywood producer if you don’t get a little extra titty? Harvey Weinstein has been exposed for being a sexual predator, routinely assaulting and abusing women to the extent that it was such common knowledge it was an ‘in joke’.

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Byron Bay rugby 7s sizzle in the rain

Despite inclement weather the 28th Byron Bay rugby 7s tournament was a spirited display of quality and fast-paced action for spectators. More than 50 teams competed in men’s and women’s, as well as the social and serious competitions over the...

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Tight sailing opens season

Close competition marked the first race of the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s Summer Race Series on Sunday October 8 when 19 boats took to the water. Line honours went to father and daughter team John and Saffron Cooke on their...

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Award-winning Maha Feast for locals

Having recently returned with a gold medal from the inaugural International Maccabi Culinary Games, local celebrated chefs, Ronit from Open Table Catering and Zohar from Luscious Foods, will be recreating their winning feast on 28 October for all to...

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Munk asks for support to help his quest for international success

Medal-winning paralympian David Munk has returned to the water and is now trying to raise $20,000 to help him win an adaptive surfing world championship. David has been competing on the adaptive surfer circuit locally and internationally, but is keen...

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The Espresso martini

Espresso martinis are only $12 each from 9.30pm at the Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, but even if your love affair with the late-night favourite is deep and longstanding, why not broaden your horizons a little? From 23 October till...

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Experience Vietnam with Insider Journeys

Travel by local boat in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Vietnam’s natural beauty, contagious energy and unforgettable cuisine make it a perennial favourite, but it is the unfailingly friendly local people who make Vietnam a place to visit. Combining the past with...

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Artful cakes

By Vivienne Pearson I have to touch one before I can believe it isn’t real. Before me is a garland of leaves, flowers and berries, with each element as delicate and nuanced as the real thing. I am in a cake-decoration...

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Iron Women to visit Brunswick Heads

Iron Woman Tiarrn Raymond will be visiting the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club to help motivate kids to their full potential according to club coach Paul Davis. Tiarrn came from a small surf club in Cairns and is  proving that...

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North coast locals fail to capitalise on top surfing conditions in...

Crystal Cylinders Local pro surfers got off to  perfect starts with heat wins in round one of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro events in France that boasted  epic conditions at the world renowned La Graviere. Stu Kennedy from Lennox Head beat...

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Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.