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Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

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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...

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

March 20, 2019

Issue 33.41

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In this Issue:

Interview with Toni Childs

Looking Back to Move Forward: Toni Childs Retrospective For Bees It’s All a Beautiful Noise and Citizens of the Planet | City Hall in Lismore | Wednesday 3 April |  7.30pm | $63.80 – $68.20 The legendary Toni Childs presents a...


Ballina Nationals candidate fails to reply to resident survey

All state candidates have replied to detailed yes or no questions regarding local planning issues except Ben Franklin (Nationals).


Making babies can be hard work – a helping hand never...

A little support during your pregnancy and birth is something any expectant mother would appreciate and a doula (pronounced doo-la) is someone who can provide this support.


Minimising harm from drugs – and pollies

From the injustice of the random drug testing (RDT) to the Liberal/National state government’s obsession with ensuring people die at festivals by refusing sensible and proven pill and drug testing, the current state elections have brought a focus on the draconian and outdated attitudes of the current government towards drugs.


Interview with Kasey Chambers

Kasey is the Captain of Blues  Bluesfest | Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm | Thursday 18 April – Monday 22 April | $200+ Kasey Chambers is beyond excited about being on the line up for the 30th Bluesfest.  ‘I am so excited. I first came...


Cinema Reviews: Sometimes Always Never

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22R-JQRov_U ‘Letting go’ is never easy. No matter how traumatic an experience, how heartbreaking a loss, some find it virtually impossible to be free of its torment. Alan (Bill Nighy with a Scouse accent) is one such person.  Obsessed with...


Interview with Amy Ingram, co-creator of I Want to Know What...

Love, Loss, Lismore Lismore City Hall | 29 & 30 March | 7.30pm | $25–$54 Amy Ingram is a co-creator of I want to know what love is and member of The Good Room. She spoke with the Echo about how they plan...


Cinema Reviews: Hotel Mumbai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz4jnixs8yA Until Friday in Christchurch, many of us dismissed the ‘war on terror’ as just another political construct used to win votes. Last week’s horrific attack has inevitably cast this movie in a more coruscating light. ‘Jihad’ and its murderous...


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from march 20,...

Bello Winter Bello Winter Music  |  Bellingen  |  11 - 14 July Bello Winter Music serves up a hot baker’s dozen announcing the first 13 acts headed for the boutique music festival in Bellingen  11 – 14 July. Direct from Chicago for...


BayFM lodges complaint against premier’s security

Local radio station BayFM has lodged a complaint with the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance [MEAA] over the treatment of its journalist Jim Beatson by the NSW premier’s security staff last week.


Composting system launched by local inventor

After eight years of local product development and testing, a crowdfunding campaign for a unique composting system kicks off on Thursday, March 21 in the hope that it can become commercially built.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Freedom of Hate Speech

Freedom of  Hate Speech Every time I hear people bang on about ‘Freedom of Speech’ I feel nauseous. Freedom of Speech never seems to me to have anything to do with freedom at all. When you hear people bleating on...


A dispatch from a table under a tree

By Vivienne Pearson I write to you from a table under a tree, complete with dappled sunlight and memories of last night’s dinner.  I ate a dish of Harissa chicken with char-grilled vegetables and rice. I cooked the dish myself but...


Swiss Cuisine

‘Our philosophy at Edelweiss Fine Swiss Food, is to give you and your tastebuds an experience you will not forget,’ says Chef Annina who works closely with local farmers and producers to bring the best regional ingredients to the...


Slinging Plates at Barrio

Barrio Eatery & Bar are kicking off their new monthly event, Slinging Plates by inviting local restaurateurs, chefs and sommeliers to create affordable dishes at fixed price points for the local community to enjoy. ‘Slinging Plates is all about people hanging...


Mullum hockey celebrates 90 years

The Mullumbimby Hockey Club is celebrating its 90th birthday this year and will field three senior teams in the Tweed Border competition. ‘The Mullumbimby teams train and play on the fields at Murwillumbah because the local fields aren’t smooth enough...


Shire skaters get some great results at national finals

Four Byron Shire skaters have returned from the Australian Skateboard League National Finals in Melbourne earlier this month, with some great results.  Suffolk Park’s Joey Cormack lead the pack picking up second place in the open division after taking on...


Junior surfers charge on

Crystal Cylinders Mikey McDonagh and Nyxie Ryan competed at the Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior at Manly over the weekend and had solid results in the quality one metre surf. Both made the semifinals  in their respective events. Ryan was...


Medals for Byron archers

A four-person team from the Byron Shire Archery Club has retuned from the South Queensland Archery Society (SQAS) short-range championship with three medals. ‘It was a really good weekend. I didn’t shoot as well as I could, but I still...


Land speed record for Fysh

Byron Bay resident Jo Fysh made the two-day trek to the salt flats of South Australia and returned with a Australian Land Speed Record. ‘My record is 57.5 mph (92 kph) and my top speed for the week was 65.8 mph, so...


Getting closer to Closing the Gap

The poorer health of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples when compared to the non-Indigenous population is no secret – but this is something that can change.


Interview with Tory Bauer curator of NORPA’s Festival of Love

The Tory Story I want to Know What Love Is, NORPA | Lismore City Hall | 7.30pm | 29 & 30 March | $25-54 Tory Bauer has curated NORPA’s Festival of Love, a series of fun love-themed experiences including three Love Hotels...


Interview with Simon Morley, Penis Puppetry

Talking Cocks Simon Morley is a self-made man. Literally. Twenty years ago, Simon decided to live the dream and get paid to play with his penis. And be asked to tour the world. And have women come to pay and...


Interview with DZ Deathrays, AKA the Lords of Shred

DZ Deathrays Hotel Great Northern  |  Saturday  |  9pm  |  $40.30 DZ Deathrays, aka the Lords of Shred, are on the move with an upcoming regional tour that brings them back to one of their favourite haunts, Byron Bay. Last time they were...


Cinema Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4m3t3G3Zqc If Beale Street Could Talk Based on James Baldwin’s book, the movie is prefaced by his quote that  ‘every black American was born in Beale Street.’  Which, being a metaphor for struggle, explains how it comes to be set in...


Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.