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Any questions?

‘This is a great chance for foodies to ask me anything they want’, says local chef Darren Robertson, who...

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

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...

A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the...

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

September 26, 2018

Issue 33.16

Download PDF (20MB) Jump to: Local News | Comment | Letters | Articles | Byron Bay Film Festival | Discover Ballina | School Holidays | The Good Life | Good Taste | Echo Property | Seven | Live Music | Culture | Stars | Cinema | Gig Guide | Service Directory | Classifieds | Community at Work | Sport | Backlash Inserted in this issue:

Byron Bay Film Festival 2018 Program

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West Byron JRPP determination meeting date set

A contentious large-scale housing/industrial proposal for land opposite the Byron industry estate on Ewingsdale Road will be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel next month.

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Thrash ’n’ Treasure market at Habitat

This Sunday 30 September there’s a Thrash ’n’ Treasure market at Habitat in Byron and all the registration money will be donated to the Disabled Surfers Association, who’ll receive over $500 from the day.

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Interview with Ash Grunwald

Byron Bay Guitar Festival | Byron Brewery | 6–7 October For 12 incredible years now Ash Grunwald has sustained a level of success in the Australian music scene that is true testament to the well of his talent; nominated for...

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Interview with Cara Robinson from Hatz Fitz and Cara

Mullum Music Festival | 15–18 November There’s something magnetic about Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson. Hat Fitz and Cara’s musical style is a unique combination of folk, roots and gospel blues with old-time flavourings reminiscent of a time once forgotten. Hat...

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Byron mayor handballs questions on staff powers back to staff

The aggressive pursuit in the courts of the personal information of Butler Street residents by Council staff late last year has been revisited after a question put to the mayor by activist John Anderson was handballed back to staff to answer.

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Senior NSW planner to visit Byron Council

NSW chief planner Gary White will be visiting Byron Shire to discuss planning matters with Byron Shire Council staff and councillors.

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Parklands donations benefit OS school, sports club

Events site North Byron Parklands, which hosts Splendour and Falls Festivals, has provided financial support to sporting organisations in Byron Shire’s north.

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A roundup of cultural events in the Byron Shire and beyond...

Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk Brunswick Heads | Free No matter how much of a sceptic you are, it’s without a doubt that the planet is in trouble. With the onset of global warming, rising sea levels, overfishing, coral bleaching and the...

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Cinema review: Johnny English Strikes Again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qv6p6pTz5I At the end of this, the woman who had occupied the seat a few down from me, still chortling as she hurried past on her way to the Ladies, said, ‘That was good, wasn’t it. It was so stupid.’...

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Mindful compassion and resilience workshop at Temple Byron

A workshop aimed at cultivating mindful compassion and resilience will be held on Saturday and Sunday October 13 and 14 at Temple Byron.

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Byron’s plans for commercial land expansion revealed

Plans include a new industrial site around Manns Road, Mullumbimby, southern Gulgan Road/highway interchange and just east of the highway near Bangalow. The West Byron proposal, which has seen huge public opposition, is included in the strategy.

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Cinema review: Christopher Robin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0URpDxIjZrQ ‘People say nothing is impossible. But I do it every day.’ Winnie the Pooh’s uncanny knack for nailing life’s imponderables with a quotable quote has made him an object of enduring affection for those who cannot quite let go...

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Artists for Peace. An Interview with Elena B Williams

Rainbow Lightning peace concert | Sat and Sun 3&4 November Local musician Elena B Williams has created the Rainbow Lightning 2-day peace concert at the Brunswick Picture House. The best peace acts touring the world are coming to town and include...

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Indigenous leaders converge for Fields of Healing

An historic convergence of local and global Indigenous leaders will be joined by a lineup of musicians, artists, healers and sustainability experts for Fields of Healing, a two-day cultural gathering at North Byron Parklands on November 24 and 25.

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Byron Council reaches half-way point

Byron Shire Council’s four-year term (or sentence?) has passed the halfway point! And while Council staff are paid reasonably, councillors are not. Here's what they decided on your behalf last Thursday…

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Live Music in The Byron Shire for the week starting September...

rewery Birthday bash featuring The Bugs, Seaside, The Violent Monks & Sophie Ozard Byron Brewery | Saturday | 8pm | Free The iconic Byron Bay Brewery are celebrating their birthday this Saturday night with a bunch of bands playing a free...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stuff theory

What a strange world we have created. Or should I say ‘stuffed up’. We’re overstuffed. Stuff on sale. Stuff arriving at your door. Stuff floating out to sea. Stuff breaking down into nanoparticles and going into fish that we end up eating.

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Pub politics talks up the common good

Politics in the Pub at the Mullum Court House will this month explore advancing human rights and the common good. Featured speakers for tonights event are GetUp’s director of human rights and the director of the Green Institute.

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Men encouraged to discover more meaningful movement

The Art and Science of Meaningful Movement for Men’ is a one-day introduction to Dynamic Movement Therapy, with James Skalkos, being held on Sunday, September 30 in Mullumbimby.

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2018 Bar Awards 

By Vivienne Pearson The Australian Bar Awards flooded Sydney last week with bartenders, bar owners and just a shot or two of alcohol. Local bar The Bolt Hole joined in the fun thanks to being a finalist in the Regional...

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Byron Rams win back-to-back premierships

This is best win ever!’ was the jubilant cry of Rams’ premier division coach Damon Bell when the whistle blew after 110 minutes of frenetic, heart-stopping grandfinal football with his team ahead 2–1. The game kicked off in the late...

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Brown Snakes win grandfinal

The Shores United Brown Snakes have won the men’s first division football grandfinal beating minor premiers Ballina on penalties at Crozier Oval in Lismore. Scores were locked 1–1 at the break ensuring a rousing halftime talk by Snakes coach Dave...

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Espresso Martini Festival

Abuzz with celebration and caffeination, the Balcony Bar & Oyster Co crew are reprising last year’s Espresso Martini Festival, and they have addressed the most common complaint: that it was too short. As they say, ‘Instead of brewing for...

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Geckos raise the 21st Shand Cricket Cup

The Melbourne cup may stop the nation but the Nick Shand Memorial series takes the Shire, gives it a good whack with the defibrulator, and gets it back on its feet. Sunday saw Lomath Oval shining like a jewel in...

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Harley heads to Hobart for hockey nationals

Mullumbimby High School student Harley Crossley has been selected in the Queensland U/13 boys hockey team to play in the national championships. Harley’s weekend club, the Burringbar Waratahs, is part of Hockey Queensland, giving him the opportunity to represent both...

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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.