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You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

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Stephen Bland, Wellington, Aotearo I am a visitor from Aotearoa staying at Suffolk Park. On Wednesday I was in town for...

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. 

The ghost in the archives #7

On June 19 thirty years ago came the front-page news that Mullumbimby was to have a levee bank, a decision later reversed, obviously. Councillors made the decision without a public meeting beforehand.

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

NPWS cancels meeting with traditional owners over hazard reduction burn

Local Minjungbal Indigenous leaders are asking the National Parks and Wildlife Service to consult with them over a planned hazard reduction burn at Billinudgel Nature Reserve but a scheduled meeting was cancelled by NPWS.

Ballina Region for Refugees needs help

Can you help local community group Ballina Region for Refugees help newcomers in need of training?

December 12, 2018

Issue 33.27

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In this Issue:

Interview with Jim Moginie

Summer of the Dog Back in 2006 Jim Moginie (founding member of Midnight Oil) founded The Family Dog to promote his first solo album Alas Folkloric. They went on to perform and tour together. The Family Dog is: guitarist Kent...


Interview with Larry Attard

A rocumentary for all ages: The AC/DC story The AC/DC Story is a three-hour-plus interactive performance that documents the life and times of one of Australia’s finest-ever musical exports. It takes the audience on a journey from the humble beginnings of...


Cinema Review: Creed II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u22BXhMu4tI Creed II The first Creed (2016) took everyone by surprise – or me, at least – because it revealed what a fine actor Sylvester Stallone could be. Who knew? Its sequel is more of the same, with Sly again earning...


Culture for the Byron Shire and Beyond from December 13-19, 2018

A Happy African Christmas Mullumbimby Community Gardens | Saturday 15 Dec | 1pm | FREE  A Happy African Christmas party will be held at the Mullum Community Gardens on Saturday from 1pm. Co-organiser Gabriel Otou is encouraging musos to come along to jam,...


Public meeting hears of festival site’s expansion plans

A public meeting held by the Independent Planning Commission this week heard that North Byron Parklands wants to see 50,000 patrons at Splendour, 35,000 punters at Falls as well as up to 25,000 at three other events during the year.


Will Byron Council lower parking fines?

Should Byron Shire Councillors vote to lower parking fines from $110 to $80 tomorrow? Before you say 'of course', it will cost $158,200 in lost revenue


Cinema Review: Second Act

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsVo5necW6Q Second Act Christmas movies rarely scale the heights (not that Love Actually didn’t press nearly everybody’s buttons). This is as mediocre as most of them, but I liked it heaps – and who needs a brain-strain at this time of...


Interview with Troy Kinne

Best of Kinne 2019 is going to be a big year for comedian Troy Kinne, who had his sketch show picked up by Channel 10. With a series in production this might be your only chance to catch Kinne before...


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from Dec 12th,...

Hussy Hicks at the Dusty Attic The Dusty Attic, Lismore | Friday December 14 | 8pm | $20 After a mammoth year of national and international touring, Hussy Hicks are back home for the festive season and will be playing an intimate...


Renew Fest returns for 2019, first lineup drops

Organisers say it is ‘Australia’s festival of ecological, economic and social renewal’, and the focus for 2019 will be around themes of grief, praise, eldership and belonging.


Spirit of Christmas shop opens in Ocean Shores

A shop that accepts donations of new presents and gives them away for Christmas will be operating at the Ocean Shores shopping centre from December 17.


What’s new at the Pig House?

A group of local filmmakers have taken on management of the iconic Pig House Cinema, and are relaunching the much-loved venue this Friday with an exclusive director Q&A with Jocelyn Moorhouse and PJ Hogan and screenings of The Dressmaker and Muriel’s Wedding.


Interview with Christopher McIlrath

Plenty to go round How do we make the changes we need to to create a sustainable planet? Christopher F McIlrath is part of the Peace and Plenty Festival, who are tackling this head on in a series of presentations...


Horse Spirit

By S Davey There is a truly special Byron experience where you can be in the open, natural environment, take in some of the special highlights of the area while connecting to the wild in yourself and nature. The Ranch...


Simple yet refined 

You couldn’t get a better position for a restaurant in Byron than Raes, and it’s particularly good in summer when the tables are open to the breeze and you can feel as well as see the surf, sand, and...


Byron Rams win back-to-back Summer Youth League titles

Christian Layland Byron Bay Rams have capped off an impressive season by winning the Summer Youth League for the second year in a row. A 0–0 draw against Goonellabah FC was enough to see the Rams crowned champions for a record...


Bailey earns place on 2019 WSL championship tour

Crystal Cylinders Byron Bay surfer Soli Bailey’s dreams have come true with his qualification to be part of the WSL Tour in 2019, after finishing the year in 11th position on the QS tour. Thanks to Kanoa Igarashi double-qualifying Bailey will...


Wayte wins golf at Teven

Bill Wayte won the Teven Golf Club men’s monthly medal with a score of 51 net in an 18-hole stroke competition on December 1. Frank Jamieson came in second on net 52, followed by John Mathias (net 55), Steve Blackmore...


TEB cricketers scuttle Byron

Syl Reid Tintenbar East Ballina cricketers were too good for Byron Bay last weekend picking up wins in both the Coastal League second grade and third grade. The Byron Cellars second grade hosted TEB but lost the toss and fielded. After 40...


Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even busier. Formed originally in response to...

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.