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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.

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Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

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.

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

April 11, 2018

Issue 32.44

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In this Issue:

Interview: Heaven and Hell What the Big O did for...

Two friends come together to tell the story of two friends. Slim Pickens and Barry Ferrier don wigs and guitar to tell the story of Heaven and Hell, the friendship and the music of Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. Tell...

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Interview: Empowering Men

Dave McDermott is a Masculine Empowerment coach with a passion for helping men address what’s holding them back from living the lives they want. He is one of the presenters at Taste of Love Festival. Dave, what does it mean...

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Interview: Music for the people

Since its inception the Garifuna Collective has consistently provided a uniquely rewarding experience – Garifuna music and dance performed by composers and musicians who push the boundaries of their dynamic, centuries-old musical traditions and make it accessible to a...

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Cinema Review: A Quiet Place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR7cc5t7tv8 It is 89 days after the apocalypse. A family of five is scavenging what they can from an abandoned supermarket. They are all in bare feet. Why? Because the creatures that have overrun the world detect their prey by...

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Culture Roundup: 11 April, 2018

A roundup of cultural events in the Byron Shire

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Hinterland weddings – for better or for worse?

Following community engagement sessions around proposed changes to Byron Shire Council policy around rural weddings, public submissions will close Friday April 13.

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New life saving gear put straight to work

On March 24 Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club took delivery of a much-anticipated, brand-new Inflatable Rescue Boat, not realising it would be put straight to work.

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Interview: Petersen’s 360 Bringing the Allstars back to Lismore

One-time Trinity student Gene Petersen is one of the Lismore region’s great success stories. A phenomenal percussionist, a prolific composer and exceptional pianist, Petersen has left the quiet country life behind with a world tour that has seen him...

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New parking restrictions put workers at risk, businesses say

Hospitality workers finishing late at night in Byron Bay say they are having to undertake an unsafe walk through the CBD and into the unlit Butler Street Reserve carpark owing to Byron Shire Council’s new parking restrictions.

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Community input for old Byron Hospital site extended

The local group working to keep the old Byron Hospital in community hands will engage experts to inspect the site, including an evaluation of possible asbestos contamination.

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Cinema Review: A Wrinkle in Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhZ56rcWwRQ Authenticity is the latest buzz word among political commentators. According to the pundits, Anthony Albanese has it, as does Pauline Hanson (despicable though she is). Bill Shorten and Prime Minister Trumble do not. In the entertainment industry, Oprah Winfrey...

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Live Music Roundup: 11 April, 2018

A roundup of this weeks live music events

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Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Pull my trigger

Trigger Warning: This article contains ideas that may trigger people who are triggered by ideas, especially ones they don’t agree with. It may refer to content that makes you uncomfortable. If this is you, don’t read on. Or maybe you should.

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Pocket school off to the Games 

The Pocket Public School is heading to The Commonwealth Games after gaining the support of their community. Seventy-five tickets were alloted in a ballot process last year, says the school’s principal Will Glasson.

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Byron’s community panel wraps up

With the completion of Byron Shire Council’s trust-building exercise via the Community Solution Panel, a few councillors, staff and panellists met last Thursday in the chambers to discuss the process, its outcomes and how the model can be improved upon.

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The freeing and Flo of breath

It’s not every day you meet a yoga teacher called Flo. Ironically Flo Fenton’s name reflects her philosophy, and this yoga teacher is all about deepening the awareness between the body, the breath and the mind.

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Red Devils’ season begins with lacklustre loss as history repeats

There was déjà vu at Red Devil Park on Sunday in Byron Bay’s opening encounter of the NRRRL season against Marist Brothers when they lost 36–14.  In front of a crowd of just under 5,000 the local side turned back...

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Mullum Giants grab first win

  The Mullumbimby Giants  league team won their first game of the season 22–20, after scoring a try after the final siren playing last year’s premiers Ballina. ‘It was not a pretty performance, but a win is a win,’ said the...

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Phone a Flight

A new local company taking off in the Arts and Industry Estate is a concierge travel-booking company, an offshoot of Trip a Deal, itself one of the fastest growing companies in the BRW top 100 in the travel sector...

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Schott wins Major Singles at Byron

Toby Schott claimed the Minor Singles Championship at the Byron Bowling Club after bettering a competitive field and beating Phil Boyd in the final last Thursday. 

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Dining on Byron time at Elements

Story and photos S Davey Elements of Byron has an air of of easygoing elegance, and visiting the resort is a very enjoyable sensory experience. There are locally commissioned art pieces and sculptural lighting that creates an interesting and warm...

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Travellers’ Tales Nights

The northern rivers region is full of travellers. And some of them live here!  Travellers’ Tales Nights are a new way for the region’s gypsy tribe to get together, have something to eat, swap stories, share information and seek inspiration...

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Shores win three from three

The 2018 season kicked off in fine style for Shores United with all three sides winning their opening games of the regular season. The first division Brown Snakes travelled down to Byron for a match that was always going to...

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Wilkinson knocked out by Fanning in his final tour event

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was knocked out of competition at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in the new round four surfing against Mick Fanning and Pat Gudauskas, finishing in equal ninth place. He is currently in 19th place...

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How Byron’s community panel wants to spend your money

Byron Council’s Community Solutions Panel (CSP) wrapped up last week, and have presented their final report to councillors on how the recent rate-rise money will be spent on the shire’s infrastructure.

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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.

What’s happening with South Ballina Beach?

The debate about the future of the beaches south of Ballina is heating up again as councils and concerned citizens grapple with the ongoing issue of 4WD-related damage.