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Mrs Elliot

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Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Mullum’s Wimbledon tennis day, July 28

Mullumbimby Tennis Club are having their annual Wimbledon Day on Sunday, July 28, commencing from 10.30am. Organisers say, ‘The community...

Arabs rights

Regarding Heilpern’s article: 1. Not a token of non-Jews serve in the army. By and large the whole Muslim...

Go north for great films

Celebrating its tenth year, the 2024 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival full program has been launched with a stellar line-up showcasing the best new cinema from the Nordic region.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

They’re back!

Stone & Wood’s popular Murbah Open Day is back on Saturday, August 3 – they are celebrating a decade of boutique brews and community. Stone & Wood’s Murwillumbah Brewery will open its doors from 11am to 5pm, inviting locals and brew lovers from near and far to enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes experience, with guided tours running throughout the day offering an exclusive insight into the brewing and packaging process.

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,...


Tikkun Olam

David Heilpern's brilliant article 'Zionism, antisemitism and Israel' stands in complete contrast to former Israeli defence minister Moshe Dayan's recommendation that, 'Israel must be...

Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites. After more than two years...

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.