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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.

Other News

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

Why the rush?

Jason Beaumont, Suffolk Park I wanted to respond the brain aneurysm-causing letter by one Sara Rath (21 July). The letter writer...

There’s a Byron Shire north?

Jenny Mansfield, Ocean Shores I received a calendar via letterbox drop from Alan Hunter ‘Vote 1 for Byron Shire Council’. They...

Unnecessary divisions

Louise Andrews, Lennox Head Dear Mandy, an excellent article in The Echo (Soapbox, 21 July). It saddens me too to witness...

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

July 25, 2018

Issue 33.07

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In this Issue:

Ending dissent: jail time for peaceful protests

Actions that could harm the ‘reputation’ of the government on matters political, ecological or economic can now be prosecuted as serious national security offences.


Deer Hunter 

Smoking is back – food that is. And so is wild game. Local chef Mark LaBrooy has been hunting deer 6.5hrs southwest of Byron, has made a short film about it, and is hosting a workshop where you can...


Interview: Carl Cleves

Byron Theatre  | Thursday 9 August | 7.30pm | $20/25 A man, a box of mouth organs and crowdfunding Carl Cleves is a man of many talents. He’s an author, a traveller, an ethnomusicologist and of course he’s a singer/songwriter. Recently he...


Live Music Roundup July 25 2018

The Spooky Men’s Chorale v Dustyesky Mullumbimby Civic Hall | Saturday 11 August | 8pm | $15-35 The country’s two weirdest men’s choirs, The Spooky Men’s Chorale and Mullum’s own Dustyesky, are going beard to beard. It’s battle of the baritones....


Cinema Review: The Equalizer 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=EiaVnU18pcs The idea of rough justice has had no more committed advocate over the years than Hollywood. In this nasty but enthralling homage to the vigilante, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) beats about a dozen blokes to a pulp, with his...


Culture Roundup July 25 2018

Wonderbabes By Kate McDowell The Quad, Lismore | Thursday 2 till Saturday 4 August | 7pm | $25-30 Wonderbabes is a powerful and thrilling live storytelling performance by Kate McDowell that exposes the traumas of our young sexual and political lives. Set...


Is Byron Shire ready for another big flood?

Cyclone Debbie devastated much of north Byron Shire in March/ April 2017, and was possibly the biggest flood ever recorded for the area. So where are Council at when it comes to preparing for the next flood? 


Wilsons Creek residents take class action against Telstra tower

A nationwide class action is being filed against government and industry for harmful exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) by Wilsons Creek locals over the development application for a Telstra microwave tower in their valley. 


Cinema Review: Ant-Man And The Wasp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUkn-enk2RU There was only one seat left in the session of Mama Mia! Here We Go Again that I had driven to see at Tweed City. The trouble was it was in the very front row and This Paper does...


$38.5m Habitat DA pushes height limit

Developers behind the third stage of Habitat, located on Bayshore Drive near Elements of Byron in the Arts and Industry Estate, have justified their request to push the height variation owing to its being unlikely to affect neighbouring properties.


Mandy Nolans Soapbox: When Uber hits they don’t miss

Last week an Uber driver ran over my daughter. She only gave the driver one star. Zero stars and ‘Driver ran me over’ wasn’t an option. It happened like this…


Interview: Kitty Flanagan

Byron Writers Festival | Elements of Byron | 3–5 August It’s all in the Kitty For comedian Kitty Flanagan, writing a book wasn’t second nature. ‘It took me forever!’ she laughs. ‘The really odd thing is you think you would write it...


Don’t shop – try a sustainable clothing swap

Have you been wondering how to refresh your wardrobe without heading to the shops and adding to landfill? A community clothes swap group swapping women’s clothing is once again getting together this Saturday, July 28, at Wildspace.


Deforestation forum in Byron Bay

A free workshop to discuss new laws that are accelerating deforestation across NSW and how communities can restore environmental protections will be held on Thursday, July 26, at Marvell Hall, Byron Bay.


A book about community

    By: S Haslam It’s hard to think of a project more emblematic of modern Byron than The Farm. Situated right at the gateway to town, the old flower farm, earmarked for a West Byron-like housing estate, was physically saved by...


Nyxie Ryan dominates at Lennox Head Oz Grom open

Local Lennox Head girls Nyxie Ryan and Ocea Curtis made the most of their opportunities to win the two newly introduced female divisions at the 7th annual Skullcandy Oz Grom Open last week. Fifteen-year-old Nyxie Ryan claimed her maiden JQS...


Gold and silver at championships cap great year for local netballers

The Brunswick Byron Netball Association has scored two excellent results at the state age championships held in Sydney over the weekend of July 6–8. During the championships the BBNA U/13s were undefeated and crowned division 4 winners. ‘This was their first...


Top four rugby teams look set for finals

With just four weeks of the regular Far North Coast rugby season to play the top-four have been cementing their superiority with a string of big wins over the lower- ranked clubs. Ballina RUFC sit on top of the table...


Wallaroo gives rugby juniors training run in Bangalow

Up to 70 junior rugby union players enjoyed a school-holiday development day last week featuring Wallaroo Emily Robinson hosted by the Bangalow Rugby Club and Rugby NSW. The young rugby players were aged from six to 16 and came from...


Charity Day at Byron Rugby Club

This Saturday Byron Bay Rugby Club fans have their last chance to see their team play at home in the regular season when they host Lismore City for their Charity Day.  This year’s organisation is AIME-Mentoring, whose aim is to...


Kids Big Day Out at Byron Writers Festival

Byron Writers Festival has pulled out all stops to create a day full of fun, inspiration and creativity to ignite the imaginations of children at Festival Sunday on 5 August. Eight acclaimed children’s authors (see program) will face their...


Chinese delegation takes in region’s sustainable agri-tourism

Sustainable tourism for the Northern Rivers was boosted last week with a visit from two Chinese delegations, who immersed themselves in health, wellbeing and sustainable focussed workshops.


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...