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TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationas MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

Other News

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

November 15, 2017

Issue 32.23

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Cinema Review: Murder on the Orient Express

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq4m3yAoW8E The story opens with an Orientalist shot of between-the-wars Jerusalem, at the Wailing Wall. Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), Agatha Christie’s legendary Belgian detective, in broad daylight, after solving a local problem, walks away and steps in a mountainous mound...


Cinema Review: Loving Vincent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy0RVDM1sNA When I learnt that Vincent van Gogh had taken his own life by shooting himself in the stomach, I thought it a peculiar and uncertain way of going about it. Why didn’t he make sure of it with a...


Japanese Festival Comes To Byron

The Japanese community of Byron Bay will be launching the inaugural Japan Festival on Sunday 26 November at the Main Beach Surf Club and surroundings. This is a free festival open to the community. Mayu Akiba explained a little more. Can...


NORPA’s Creating Creation Story

NORPA's newest work has been years in the making. Inspired by a Bundjalung Nation creation story, Djurra is an emotive piece of dance theatre that tells the story through interwoven vignettes. Using powerful First Nation monologues and striking imagery, this...


The Love of the Irish Helps the SHIFT

You’ve got to love the down-to-earth tell-it-how-it-is spirit of the Irish. It’s present in their culture and very much in their traditional culture. Local Irish musos are coming together this Sunday to raise money for the homeless in our...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 16 November, 2017

Mo Morning Mo Evening As the sun rises over Lennox Head this Saturday morning you may feel as though you have been shot back in time or you are on set for a new season of Puberty Blues! Guys and...


Mos, disco and retro surfing for men’s health

Crystal Cylinders The 12th annual Morning of the Mo, part surf contest part dance-off, is on this weekend to raise money and awareness for men’s health. Competitors start the day with a surf contest in the Ballina area on pre-1980s surfboards...


Three Twilight cricket sides still undefeated

The Byron Bay Brewery Twilight Cricket competition continued last with The Bowlo and Eureka picking up good wins. On Monday The Bowlo defeated a depleted PMD side with a couple of younger lads getting their debut games of Twilight for...


Bangalow Summer6s now includes juniors

Bangalow soccerfields are humming with Summer6s football on Thursday nights as record numbers of competitors have been strapping on their boots for the 10th running of the event. The competition includes more than 850 players and has played its fifth...


Lang survives to claim the Mullum Show smash-up derby

Nathan Lang from Chincogan Mechanical has won this year’s Mullumbimby Show smash-up derby in a turn-of-the-century Toyota Camry. It is the third year that Nathan has had a go at winning the event, and he was up against at least...


Frazey For You

She is the founding member of the Be Good Tanyas, she makes her own costumes, she writes her songs, she paints, she makes ceramic. Canadian singer/songwriter Frazey Ford is a true renaissance woman. Being creative, and being tapped in to the...


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Fast Ford  Comedian Matt Ford hosts open mic comedy at the Brewery on Thursday night. Just seven years ago Matt himself was a beginner, starting out with RAW comedy as a national finalist. Now touring nationally as part of the...


10 Great Venues for 10 Great Years

This week see’s Mullum welcome the 10th Mullum Music Festival. On such an auspicious occasion as a village-based music festival turning double digits, it’s time to pay a little attention to one of the quiet stars: the town herself....


The people’s paid parking resistance movement gathers in solidarity 

Despite the cold and rainy weather, round 300 Brunswick Heads residents and business owners rallied on Saturday to send a message to councillors they don’t want paid parking.


Mulching program ‘could kill’ Brunswick Heads cypress pines

The Trust managing the Terrace Reserve Holiday Park in Brunswick Heads have again been accused of attempting to kill off protected trees to increase their commercial camping activities.


Byron Council seeks to resolve Broken Head parking issue

The issue between residents along Seven Mile Beach Road, Broken Head, who want limited to no parking, and those wanting access to the beaches was tabled at Byron Shire Council’s most recent meeting.


Local preschools receive infrastructure grants

Byron Bay, Lismore and Goonellabah preschools will benefit from recent NSW government infrastructure grants. But local NSW MP Tamara Smith (Greens) told The Echo, 'NSW spends the lowest amount per child – as a percentage of state expenditure'.


A piece of Byron history set for renewal

Ben Gordon’s latest project – outside touring and recording with metalcore band Parkway Drive – will soon be unveiled along Bangalow Rd. He’s in the process of renovating Macs Milk Bar and hopes to be open by the beginning of December.


Monique’s Seaweed Cuisine

Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson Monique Guterres runs her catering businesses true to the ideals that first brought her to the northern rivers. In the 90s she lived off the grid near Protesters Falls. Monique, or Mon as she is...


Rocking Horse Studio

By S Davey Rocking Horse Studios, the iconic recording establishment in the Byron hinterland, has just had a complete refurbishment and a rocking relaunch. The studios are situated on a beautiful, undulating 30-hectare property and were originally founded in 1992. The...


Rock & Roll on a Saturday Night

By Vivienne Pearson Saturday nights feature strongly in rock’n’roll music, so it is fitting that The Rock & Roll Coffee Company is now open for dinner on Saturday nights. I’ve used its formal name in that introductory paragraph. Most know it...


Dope cookies in Mullum

When we tire of cooking up inaccurate, sensationalist headlines, some of us at The Echo like to nibble on Puremelt Chocolate Lounge vegan paleo cookies from their Stuart Street shop in Mullumbimby. As of today they are legally being...


Mullum Festival Cup Exchange

Ever felt dismayed by the large number of disposable cups used at festivals? Stone & Wood and Mullum Music Festival will be eliminating single-use cups from the festival with the launch of their Cup Exchange. Sarah Blomkamp from the local brewery...


Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week.