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Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital get underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital referbishment.

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Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

Saltwater mob style

Story & photo Melissa Butters If you’ve ever tasted the wild fish rillettes from The Bay SmokeHouse you know what’s...

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Gold Coast of Byron

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo...

October 10, 2018

Issue 33.18

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In this Issue:

Interview with Georgias Fields

Mullum Music Festival | 15–18 November | mullummusicfestival.com.au Georgia Fields’s postcard-perfect pop combines the astral with the ordinary, earning her a reputation as one of Australia’s brightest independent singer/songwriters. Brimming with an intoxicating melodicism, her stellar songcraft draws on influences as far-reaching as...

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When pokies get personal

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is an annual event to promote early intervention and awareness of responsible gambling practices in NSW.  In 2018, it will be held from 8 to 14 October.

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Supporting each other towards mental wellbeing

Earlier this year I picked up a young woman in obvious mental distress and took her to my home. After feeding her and assessing the situation I ended up taking her to hospital where I stayed with her until I was assured that she was to be admitted and cared for

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Interview with Katchafire for Island Vibe

  Island Vibe Festival | North Stradbroke Island | 25–28 October | islandvibe.com.au One of the highlights of Island Vibe Festival at Stradbroke Island is sure to be Katchafire. The New Zealand reggae and dub all-star’s new Legacy album is exciting and...

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Celebrating lesbian breasts in Bruns

Getting screened for breast cancer if you are 40 or over can be done easily and for free with the mobile breast screening unit that is visiting Byron Shire during October.

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Interview with Michael Franti Film Staying Human opens Byron Film Festival

Byron Film Festival | Byron Centre | 12 October | 6.45pm | $80 Franti's Staying Human opens Byron Film Festival I have a confession. Unlike most people in our region I’ve never been a Franti fan. I couldn’t tell whether the social consciousness...

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Meanwhile at the IPCC

While Australians were thoroughly distracted by Gladys’s Opera House racing debacle, news that last Saturday in Incheon, Republic of Korea, the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC was approved by the IPCC faded into the background.

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Culture in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the Week Beginning...

Culture in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the Week Beginning October 10, 2018

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New self-help group for people with eating disorders

The impact of an eating disorder can have lifelong effects on both the physical and psychological wellbeing of a sufferer. Recognising this, a local woman is holding a support meeting for people who are struggling with the condition.

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Bangalow supports drought stricken farmers

The local townships of Bangalow and Mullumbimby have been working hard to raise awareness of the drought, raise funds and provide assistance to help drought-affected communities in Bingara and the broader Gwydir Shire.

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Writing for wellbeing gets recognition

Sometimes all it takes is a hunch coupled with a good bit of work to create something successful. That is the case for former local journalist Stephanie Dale who has been working with people in rural and remote Australia encouraging them to write.

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Rebirthing the North Coast Women’s Festival?

Like Persephone, the North Coast Women’s Festival has been hibernating and gathering energy to be reborn

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Premier ignores Byron Council’s pleas over holiday letting

Byron Shire Councillor Michael Lyon has expressed disappointment that pleas made directly to the NSW Premier during her recent visit for a special exemption for Byron Shire from the state’s holiday letting laws have fallen on deaf ears. 

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Could upcycling be a new way to tackle homelessness?

Upcycling is being taken to new heights by local self-confessed, tinkerer, recycler and upcycler Deidi Vine, who is currently building a prototype shack that she hopes will be used to shelter the homeless.

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Byron man guilty of assaulting neighbour over boundary issue

A Byron Bay man has been found guilty of assaulting his neighbour with a piece of wood after the two men clashed over the location of their shared boundary.

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Interview with Willy Watson

Club Mullum | October 12 | 8pm | $38.50 + BF Where did your passion for old time music begin? Old time music is very specifically fiddle and banjo mountain music – and it’s just a facet of folk music. When I was...

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BYS receives $250k for crime prevention

The Byron Youth Service is ‘ecstatic’ at Tuesday’s funding announcement of $250,000 for them to deliver an innovative First Offenders’ Program, which works to keep young people out of the juvenile justice system and detention.

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Live Music in Byron Shire and Beyond for the week beginning...

A round-up of the coming music events in the Byron Shire and beyond

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Workshops: Bugs for kids and bees

School holidays provide a leisurely opportunity to answer all your children’s questions, such as which came first, the birds or the bees, beds or bugs? If, after the third day of relentless questioning, you feel you could do with...

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Why wouldn’t you?

As awareness of sustainable, low-waste and ethical business practices continues to grow, owner and master roaster David Kennedy of Bun Coffee talks about how he has addressed these issues during his thirteen-year coffee journey in Byron Bay. ‘Specialising in organic,...

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Local youth football gets elite program

Byron Bay Football Club has become the first regional club in New South Wales to establish a high-performance program to be launched in 2019. The new program is the first of its kind outside the big cities and is modelled...

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Lennox Head surfers charge on

The Lennox Head All Girls Surfriders held their September club round over the weekend and they were met with warm weather and beautiful clean one-metre waves. ‘We held two banks at Lennox Beach and made the most of the delightful...

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Lighthouse Run this weekend

Fun runners and more serious athletes are preparing for the 12th Byron Bay Lighthouse Run from 7am this Sunday, October 14. The event combines building fitness, having fun with friends and family, as well as charity giving. There are three categories...

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More junior football in Mullum and Ballina

Just when you thought it was all over, you realise that too much football is barely enough.  It’s that time of year again to sign up for the summer six-a-side competition in Mullumbimby. The competition runs from October 17 for eight...

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Bowlers flourish in Byron Bay XI’s season opening win

    The Byron Bay second grade cricketers collected a win playing away against Murwillumbah at Rabjones Oval. Byron’s new recruit Drew Kimmorley (1/32) struck in his first over and from there it was a steady procession of batters as the home...

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Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.