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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

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,...


Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.