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The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

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Fake news

Ron Priestley, Main Arm What Neil Bowhay is proposing (Letters, 14 July) is that The Echo prints fake news. It is people...

With avocados, farmer fresh is best

There are many different avocado varieties, but walk around the supermarket and you might get the impression there is...

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?

Bruns North Arm

Jillian Spring, BillinudgelRegarding your article ‘A positive change to bring back the Bruns’, (Echo, 14 July). Since 2013/14 submissions to Council,...

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

This is the full version from the edited down July 28, 2021 Echo print edition: A flyer circulating within the...

April 4, 2018

Issue 32.43

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In this Issue:

Interview: Kathy Toka

Kathy Toka spoke with The Echo about An Artists’ Affair, a two-day artistic immersion in drawing and painting the human form. What is your vision for An Artists’ Affair? The vision is to create a unique event for artists to come...


Interview: Happy Sex

Laurie Handlers is a sex and happiness coach, author of Amazon #1 international bestseller Sex & Happiness: The Tantric Laws of Intimacy. Her current focus is on Sexual Ecstasy at Any Age. She will be presenting sessions at Taste of Love this year.


Interview: Dicklord

Everyone’s talking about Dicklord. High-energy punk-enthused rocking-out attitude from a band that unashamedly sings about cocks… It’s like The Beards, but better. Danielle spoke with The Echo about Dicklord, who are headlining at Popcrimes at Billinudgel this weekend. Where...


Interview: Breabach

Scottish five-piece Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scenes as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands. James Lindsay of Breabach...


Cinema Review: Sherlock Gnomes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC9b1orltc8 You have to wonder, don’t you – how many people have actually read those wickedly clever novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s that ultimately would create literature’s most famous detective? Certainly none of the little kids at whom this...


Interview: Áine & Son

Áine Tyrrell and Susan O’Neill, aka SON, come together to create a un ique show presenting music lovers with the rare musical experience of two County Clare musicians travelling Australia and singing eleven thousand miles from their original homes. I...


Homeless benefit from Habitat donations

Forty local brands, located in the Habitat development, donated the equivalent of ten per cent of their Christmas sales to help the Community Showers and Homeless Breakfast programs, which take place in Byron Bay each week.


Walking the disused railway line

Think the North Coast railway line can be reopened again sometime soon? Our reporter walked, jumped and crawled along a section of the line from Mullumbimby to Billinudgel – and this is what he found.


Cinema Review: Love, Simon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykHeGtN4m94 I am on side with any movie that includes the Kinks’ beautiful Waterloo Sunset on its soundtrack. The song, so perfectly chosen, is heard early and in its entirety (unusual in itself) when seventeen-year-old Simon (Nick Robinson) discovers that...


Live Music Roundup: 4 April, 2018

A round-up of the coming music events in the Byron Shire and beyond


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Ball tampering – who cares?

How exactly does a ball make headlines? Malcolm TurnBALL – oops, Turnbull – must have been delighted that it was the leader of the Aussie cricket team, and not the country, copping the heat for letting everyone down.


Art Expo treasures young people

The Ocean Shores Art Expo committee has responded to Byron Youth Service’s call for community support by donating $1,000. President Richard Hazlewood-Ross praised the work of the youth service in valuing, supporting and advocating for young people.


Extreme wellness: What can you tolerate?

Professor Marc Cohen has long been on a mission to bring attention to worldwide wellness. At this year’s Spirit Festival, this Professor of Heath Sciences at RMIT will be running sessions on extreme wellness. So what does that mean?


Erfan Daliri pays respect to Renew Fest heritage

Social animator, author, youth educator, event director and international spoken word artist Erfan Daliri will be a key headline speaker for the upcoming Renew Fest 2018, to be held May 18 to 20 at the Mullumbimby Showground.


Northern rivers representative side wins AFL U/16 carnival

The northern rivers U/16 AFL team won the southern Queensland affiliate league carnival, beating Wide Bay in the final. On the Saturday of the weekend carnival played at Burpengary two weeks ago the northern rivers side won two of their...


Gold, gold and silver for Matilda

Mullumbimby’s Matilda Vial has confirmed her pedigree as a top-class athlete after winning two gold and a silver medal at the Queensland State championships held before Easter. Matilda started the weekend in fine form leading the long jump with a...


McDonagh has first crack at the world’s best pro surfers

At just 16 Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head surfed in his first WSL Championship Tour heat against the current world champion John John Florence and Brazilian Tomas Hermes at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach. McDonagh showed some...


Bill Wayte wins Stableford at Teven

Bill won the nine-hole Stableford competition of the Teven Golf Club Men’s Division played last Saturday. Bill got in front on the back of a countback as both he and runner-up Robert Tillman finished on 21 points John Mathias came...


$10,000 sports grants to build inclusiveness

Local not-for-profit community sports groups can now apply for grants of up to $10,000 to promote diversity and inclusion in sport. The Australian Sports Foundation’s Giving for Grassroots Sport4Everyone program will award grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 to selected...


April Spritz

Looking for something to do that’s really not very much to do, on Saturday afternoons in April? The April sun from 4 till 6pm will be shining at Byron at Byron’s pop-up bar on the lawns near the pool,...


Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.


Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a $10,000 fine for forcing their...

Read all about it…

Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is at hand. Our local library has...

Council negligence

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores Interesting article by Steve Hansen regarding artificial reefs for Byron’s erosion problem (Echo, 21 July). He mentions historical charts and photos of...