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Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

July 4, 2018

Issue 33.04

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In this Issue:

U-turn time: two years to take action

To avoid global catastrophe, our society has two years at most to start acting on plans to achieve zero carbon emissions in every workplace and home by 2025.


Interview: Thando

Thando at Bello Bello Winter Music Festival | 12–15 July  Zimbabwe-born songstress Thando has been gracing stages around Australia with her electric presence and powerhouse vocal.  Thando grew up feasting on the musical offerings of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Queen, and TLC. Along...


Student support key to success at Byron Community College

For the past few years, Byron Community College Vocational Education and Training course completion rates have stood at nearly twice the national average.


Cinema Review: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

https://youtu.be/sIMChzE_aCo The image of blood splattered on a windscreen after a bloke’s brains have been blown out by gunfire is now de rigueur in movies of ‘gritty realism’ (for good measure, it’s featured twice in this). To give them their...


Culture: 4 July 2018

NAIDOC Week 2018 The 11th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening 2018 | Byron Theatre Community Centre | Tuesday 10 July | 6.30pm | $8-10 The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present an inspiring evening of Aboriginal storytelling...


Time for a conversation? Let’s disconnect to reconnect

Checking social media gives you a similar feeling in the same impulsive part of the brain as gambling and substance abuse. Good times right? Not so, say Tory Bauer and Stefan Hunt.


Imprisoned for 440 days in an Egyptian jail

When Peter Greste was arrested in Egypt, his family were shocked but not panicked. Peter had been a foreign correspondent for two decades in numerous dangerous countries, and been detained before. He was only in Egypt on temporary assignment...


Danger Music: Hong Kong to Kabul

Eddie Ayres learnt the viola as a child in England, studied in Berlin and London before playing the viola for eight years with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. As Emma Ayres, she moved from Hong Kong to Australia to present...


Hyeonseo Lee, The Girl with Seven Names

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of...


Editorial: Nats fail farmers

On November 30, 1987 – thirty years ago – Monash University hosted the inaugural Greenhouse conference that was to start  planning a response to the global warming that scientists had been warning of since at least the 60s.


High hopes for handover of old Byron Bay Hospital

The campaign to have the old Byron District Hospital site placed in community hands has taken a significant step forward. A formal proposal backed by local political and business figures was put to the state government last Friday.


Cinema Review: Adrift

https://youtu.be/If2lCD0SQrE ‘It’s amazing, isn’t it, what people are capable of when their life is on the line.’ My companion took the words out of my mouth as we were leaving the cinema after seeing this harrowing but inspiring true story...


Locals unite against Adani

Protesters gathered in Byron on Saturday as part of the National Day of Action organised by Frontline Action on Coal. There were 25 other actions taking place around Australia as people once again made a stand against opening up future coal mines.


Live Music Roundup: 4 July 2018

You Am I Byron Brewery | Sunday 8 July | 7pm | $45 You Am I are without doubt one of Australia’s all-time essential rock’n’roll bands. More than two decades on from their first album release, You Am I have not...


Burnside talks about ‘Border Politics’

While innumerable men, women and children flee their homes, we watch world leaders jockey for air time on the subject of refugees and asylum seekers.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Who Would You Rather?

I think about sex a lot. Being a woman that’s supposed to be unusual. It’s supposed to be men who think about sex. There’s a statistic that says men think about sex every seven seconds. Thats about 8,000 times a day.


Byron celebrates new happy hoops with a community bike ride

A community bike ride is taking place in Byron Bay on Saturday, July 7, to celebrate the completion of the Byron Bike Rack project, which has seen the installation of sculptural bike racks designed by Bangalow landscapers Larc Collective at four locations around town.


Byron Beez runners up to Lismore in Sunshine Cup

The senior men’s Byron Beez basketball team lost the grandfinal of the Sunshine Conference playing away at Lismore last Saturday night. The Beez played some great basketball and put on a great show, but the Lismore Storm were too good,...


20 teams enjoy all-ages netball carnival

Twenty netball teams competed in the annual all-ages carnival hosted by the Brunswick-Byron Netball Association at the Mullumbimby courts on the weekend. Teams from across five age groups came from the Tweed, Casino, Lismore as well as the Ballina and...


All Girls Surfriders take on solid swell

The Lennox Head All Girls Surfriders Club held their June Club round last weekend in 1–1.5 metre waves at Flat Rock ‘We were blessed with fine weather and pumping waves,’ club member Natalie Grono said. ‘The clean right handers provided...


Rafter opens tennis facilities in Ballina

Former tennis star Pat Rafter helped open the Ballina tennis club’s $305,000 extension and inclusion project last month. Improvements to the facilities included construction of disabled-access ramps and expansion of the clubhouse to incorporate a unisex disabled change room, doubling...


Kerry wins club championship

Kerry Dexter (L) and Lorraine ‘Blossom’ McCormick (R) vied to become Brunswick Heads Women’s Bowing Club singles champion in the final played on June 26. In a hard-fought encounter Kerry took an early lead before Blossom brought it back to...


Kitesurfing fun in Lennox Head

A free holiday kitesurfing training day is being put on by Earth Kitesurfing at Lennox Head on Wednesday July 11 from 1pm. The day is open to children five years and older with parental supervision. Kids will get a chance to...


A Tasty Sunday of Fun!

Story and photos by Terase Davidson Sunday saw the Ballina Food & Wine Festival celebrate its ninth year of bringing the community together to enjoy a day of epic food, wine, beer and live music.   This hugely popular local event...


It’s ‘Go Go Go’ from The Apollo

Jonathan Barthelmess, owner and chef of popular and exciting Sydney restaurant The Apollo, is heading north to join forces with Matthew Kemp, executive chef, The Byron at Byron for a Mediterranean-inspired rustic culinary collaboration. The extravagant four-course Greek share-style feast...


Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.