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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...


I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will...

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

January 9, 2019

Issue 33.31

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In this Issue:

10 Questions for Women Like Us…

How much do you know about Women Like Us? Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan of Women Like Us have been touring the country now for three years, sharing their comedic insights and everyday lowlights… so while you might think that...


Cinema Review: Vice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO3GsRQO0dM If nothing else, this disturbing and alarmingly factual movie gives an insight into the origins of ISIS, the emergence of Trump, and the whole impenetrable mess that the planet is in today. Dick Cheney, played by a physically transformed...


Culture in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning January 10,...

Flickerfest – Kapowerful Short Films! Mullumbimby Civic Hall | 25-27 Jan | $12-55 Flickerfest returns to the northern rivers from 25 till 27 January, for its 21st year screening a smorgasbord of the best short films from the Byron region, Australia...


Byron bypass and its questionable Biodiversity Offsets Scheme 

The recent Byron bypass funding announcement by the NSW Nationals was enthusiastically embraced by Greens mayor Simon Richardson.


Affordable housing project priced above market rate

As the ‘Kollective’ unit development in Mullumbimby hits the market this week, some locals are wondering whether it is making the affordable housing situation better or worse.


Councillor speaks out over that sculpture

Byron Council’s Public Art Panel that approved the recent sculpture on the Ewingsdale roundabout will update guidelines to ensure a more rigorous procedure in the future, according to panelist and councillor Jan Hackett.


Interview with Alan Clements

Standing Corrected Onetime monk and political activist, now spiritual-political satirist, Alan Clements presents his show Spiritually Incorrect Relationship Incorrect The Great Reckoning at the Byron Community Centre this week. There’s been a lot of conversation about correctness and incorrectness. What does...


Cinema Review: The Favourite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOySDafIE74 With The Lobster (2015) having brained it on the art-house circuit, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos is currently the Big Thing among cinephiles. This sumptuous drama, set at the court of England’s Queen Anne (1702–1704), has showered his growing reputation...


Parent’s concern over children ‘led away’ by religious group

Scripture Union NSW have defended the recent actions of their representatives in Brunswick Heads, after a 12-year-old and his friend were led away from his mother and encouraged to enter a sandcastle competition.   


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from January 10,...

Gypsy Fest for Durrumbul Hall Durrumbul Hall | Sat 12 Jan | 12pm - 12am | $10-63.50 Get those skirts, those black-heeled boots and those headscarves on! Shai Shriki, Si Mullumby (from Wild Marmalade), Murray Kyle, ShakShuka, The Imprints, Laura Targett, Noam...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox : Blood Sisters

Last week two women made history in India as the first women to enter a Hindu temple in Kerala after the Supreme Court in India lifted a ban on women entering the Sabarimala Temple. 


Animal activists plan to peacefully protest rodeo

On Thursday (January 10) Rainbow Rights Animal Rights Activists (RaRa) says they will peacefully protest the rodeo planned for Red Devils football grounds in Byron Bay. 


Disbaled surfers head to Kingscliff for ‘Cocky Classic’

The Disabled Surfers Association of the far north coast are having their annual gathering at Kingscliff, at the Coast Guard Tower Beach on the January 19. So named after the late Peter ‘Cocky’ Stannard who was a staunch supporter of...


Top physio in Mullum to help reduce soccer player injuries

The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club has invited other clubs to hear a talk by the head physiotherapist of the Australian women’s soccer team, David Battersby, on Saturday January 19. David will be running a training session for coaches on...


Nyxie Ryan makes it three in a row

Crystal Cylinders Lennox Head’s Nyxie Ryan has won the 16-and-under girls division at the 2018 Rip Curl GromSearch on the Sunshine Coast. Competitors faced windy and tricky conditions and 1.5m waves at Coolum Beach. Ryan managed the washy conditions to push through...


Power couple fastest runners in annual Clifford Street showdown

Nalani Farrell The annual Clifford Street race is the local event of the year for hasbeens, wannabees and everyone in between; and it’s the occasion residents have been waiting for. The event has been staged since 2002 and was decided again...


Trattoria Basiloco Byron Bay

With the more casual style of a true trattoria, Basiloco gives diners a relaxed dining experience in a truly Byron way. Situated at the eastern end of Main Beach, it is just across the road from the beach reserve...


Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.