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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.


Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

November 14, 2018

Issue 33.23

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Interview with Áine Tyrell

Two Women, One Voice: Row Back the Levy Irishwomen Cara Robinson (Hat Fitz & Cara) and Áine Tyrrell have forged a friendship through a shared longing and love through their love of their home country. The single came to Robinson...


Politics in the Pub wraps 2018 with activist panel

A host of regional activists have been assembled for the final Politics in the Pub of 2018. You’ll hear what they have achieved, but more importantly what they see as the challenges ahead and how we might address them.’


Santos Organics on the lookout for not-for-profit organisations

With a sackful of cash, Santos Organics are asking the public to nominate a local not-for-profit organisation who are ‘doing great things for the planet and people in our community.’


Fields of Healing fest launch kids program

A kids’ program added to the bill of the Fields of Healing Festival will feature the gumboot-wearing, planet-loving Dirtgirl, who will be bringing her grubby fun and joy to the stage


Grandparents day a hit at Hinterland Christian College

Sunday October 28 was National Grandparents Day in Australia, and to celebrate, Hinterland Christian College invited grandparents and grandfriends for morning tea and a time of fun activities.


Study explores barriers that homeless people face

New research into the experience of local homeless people suggests that while some community members are kind and accepting, others have a lot to learn.


Cinema Review: Boy Erased

https://youtu.be/-B71eyB_Onw It’s depressing to think that there are institutions devoted to ‘converting’ homosexuals to heterosexuality. Worse, it is infuriating to learn that thirty-six states of the US allow for minors to be interned in such loathsome places. Not surprisingly, the...


Cape Byron goes blue to get kids off Nauru

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner high school students have joined the campaign #KidsOffNauru to highlight the inhumane treatment of innocent children jailed by successive Australian governments.


Solar-garden project update

Local community-owned renewable energy group COREM says it’s feeling buoyed and sunny, ‘about the amazing potential of solar gardens for the Northern Rivers’.


Culture in the Byron Shire for the Beginning November 15th, 2018

Corndale Comedy Corndale Hall | Saturday | 7.30pm | $30 Did you come to the Corndale Comedy Night in March? If you did, you would have witnessed Jonathan Atherton performing at his best, and would know what a fantastic night it...


Bangalow’s newest playground opens

A new adventure playground that has just opened at the Bangalow Parklands is designed to activate the imagination of children of all ages, utilising old sections of timber recycled from Bangalow bridges


Interview with International Cabaret Star Ursula Martinez

Nothing compares to Ursula Cheeky Cabaret | Brunswick Picture House | Friday 16 Nov $40 | Saturday 17 Nov $45 | 7pm Great news for Cheeky Cabaret fans: Multi-award-winning international cabaret star Ursula Martinez is coming to town! The founding member...


Unique Estates founder before court

The founding director of Unique Estates, Byron’s now-defunct boutique real estate agency, appeared in a Sydney court last week to face more than a dozen charges.


Interview with Out of Range for the Mullum Music festival

Mullumbimby Festival | Sat 17 Nov | The Bowlo | 2.15-3.15pm What forces of the universe brought Out of Range together? The universal forces of fate, fun, friendship and frivolity brought 'Out of Range' together. Dan and Tirza came over to Australia after years...


West Byron submission numbers clarified

It’s emerged that just three out of 4,633 submissions on the contentious West Byron development proposal on Ewingsdale Road were in favour of it when it went on public exhibition.


Interview with Kaiit for Mullum Music Festival

Mullum Music Festival | Friday | CIVIC HALL | 6.30pm I was driving with my 19-year-old daughter the other day, and as usual she had control of the music. Kids ALWAYS control the music. While it can at times subject...


Cinema Review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

https://youtu.be/XKMSP9OKspQ Why is it that the bad guys in movies such as this always go to such elaborate and invariably futile lengths to eliminate somebody? With wires and explosives, they blow up all four floors of the building where our...


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from Nov 14th,...

Drunk Mums! Drunk Mums, Dirty Fences, Lexicon & Friends | Hotel Great Northern | Saturday | 9pm | FREE Melbourne rockers Drunk Mums have returned with a rejuvenated take on the leather-clad boisterous brand of punk rock that has fans frothing,...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: How to stop violence against women, the global...

It’s hard to ignore the sentiment of how little systemic care there is in regards to the death of women. That would be like nearly two people killed a week by sharks. No-one would go into the ocean. Sharks would be hunted down.


Nationals splash cash on electorate

NSW Rural Fire Service members at Mullumbimby have welcomed their latest addition to fighting fires this bushfire season with a new $197,000 Category Seven pumper. But that's not all…


Bay FM’s Mia Armitage scoops journalism award

Despite extremely stiff competition, Bay FM’s Community Newsroom producer Mia Armitage was awarded Excellence in Journalism at the 2018 Community Broadcasting Association Radio Awards.


Third-grade Byron XI collects first win

Byron Bay’s Second XI endured their first loss of the season to Cudgen and now lie in third place on the Coastal League table. Despite a great all-round effort from Matt Irwin, who bowled 5/26 off his seven overs and backed...


Byron women bowlers prove their versatility

Congratulations to the Byron Bay Women’s Bowling Club Team of Kym Quinnell, Linda Child, Jeanette Beaton and Robyn Knaus who came third overall at the 2018 Ballina Women’s Bowling Club Versatile Fours.


Jackson Emery wins smash-up derby

SES dealt with the aftermath of the Mullumbimby Show smash-up derby where Jackson ‘just drive as fast as you can’ Emery collected the $500 cash prize donated by Essery Auto Wreckers and Darren Jones Welding.


Idealistic vegan ice-cream

By S Haslam It doesn’t just look delicious on Instagram; the Yumbar vegan ice-cream bar is actually a product that has a real, healthy Byron heart. It is made in the centre of the Shire by Cat Mcleod, who moved...


Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.