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Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

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The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

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.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

May 22, 2019

Issue 33.50

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In this Issue:

Interview with Ellen Briggs from Women Like Us

Dunoon Sports Club  |  Saturday 1 June  |  8pm  |  $35 Women Like Us’s Ellen Briggs has just turned the big 5–Oh. She really tells some cracking yarns about her family when she’s on stage, but how much do you really...


Interview with Karnivool ahead of their gig at the Hotel Great...

Karnivool Karnivool  |  Hotel Great Northern  |  Wednesday 29 May 8pm  |  $56.65  The sleeping giant has stirred: after a quiet 2018 Karnivool has awoken. The beast is back! They spoke with The Echo ahead of their gig at the Hotel Great Northern. The sleeping...


Editorial: Messiah of the week

Messiahs! They are everywhere, especially in Byron Shire.


Interview with Paul Button of Mullum Clayworkers

Mullum Clayworkers Gallery Opening  |  Mullum Drill Hall  |  Saturday 3–5pm Brand New Clay It’s time to get your hands dirty. Paul Button of Mullum Clayworkers Gallery spoke with Seven about what’s in store when the gallery reopens on Saturday with...


Interview with Jess Ribeiro playing at Bello Winter Festival

Jess Ribeiro Bello Winter Music  |  Sat 13 July & Sunday 14 July Ribeiro's Rock in Roll Romance Ribeiro’s songs are cinematic in scope: it’s music that travels, across deserts like a Western, through city streets like Film Noir, diving headlong...


Authors mentored in splendid isolation

It was a dream come true – to spend a week in splendid isolation.


Permanent holiday rentals targeted by lobby group

A lobby group wanting to rein in permanent holiday rentals in residential areas have challenged Council to act on what they say are examples in Byron Bay.


Cinema Review: Top End Wedding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoDBvGF9pPU It’s sometimes too easy to attend the cinema with not overly high expectations. The trailers for this were hokey and Screen Australia’s keenness to award grants to Indigenous projects can get a bit ho-hum. And in the end there...


Culture in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning...

NT Live Screening at Byron Theatre: All About Eve Byron Theatre | Wednesday 29 May at 6pm | Saturday 1 June at 1pm Gillian Anderson and Lily James lead in the National Theatre’s live streaming of All About Eve, filmed live...


Interview with Internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Craig Walsh on Dungarimba...

Thursday 23 till Sunday 26 May, 6–9pm (production plays on a continuous loop)   |  Opening Ceremony 6pm Thursday 23rd  |  The Quad, 110 Magellan Street, Lismore  |  Free entry Learning about Lismore Internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Craig Walsh will create a spectacular, large-scale digital...


Cinema Review: Peterloo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhSv5-frnxk As a filmmaker with a pronounced social conscience, and as a native Mancunian, Mike Leigh will have approached the story of the Peterloo massacre with both a heavy heart and fire in his belly. After the defeat of Napoleon...


Interview with Janet Swain about Festival of the Voice

Festival of the Voice  |  Brunswick Picture House & associated venues  | 24 May till 2 June Hear the voice! Brunswick Heads is hosting a unique community event running from 24 May till 2 June. Called the Festival of The Voice,...


Live Music in and around the Byron Shire from May 22,...

King Coaster Hotel Great Northern  |  Saturday 1 June  |  9pm  |  Free King Coaster have had a busy start to 2019. With their latest single Out of Time released at the beginning of May, they’re hot on the heels with...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: State Womb Alabama

Last week I really did have Georgia on my mind. And Alabama. And Ohio. Kentucky and Mississippi. These are the US states lining up to pass ‘heartbeat bills’, which prohibit abortion once a foetal heartbeat can be detected –...


Festival of the Stone

By S Haslam Don’t be fooled by the name: the Festival of the Stone is not a pebble-centred period of introspection; it’s rather a community-based rock-out with live bands, Stone & Wood beer, and food trucks that somehow manages to...


Local rugby players excel at Junior Championships

Eight junior players have been selected to play for NSW Country rugby team at the U/15 and U/16 NSW Country Junior Rugby Championships held in Lismore over the weekend. Damon Coldwell (Wollongbar/Alstonville Rugby), Jackson Kempshall (WAR) and Jedd Windle (Lennox...


Rams back in the game

Story & photo by Dogwhistle The Byron Bay Rams Reserves scored another convincing 5–0 win last Wednesday night in Alstonville, while the Byron Bay Services Club Prems came away with another disappointing result, losing 5–2. Saturday’s round seven saw the Reserves...


Soli Bailey struggles at Bali in small waves

Crystal Cylinders Byron Bay’s Soli Bailey was knocked out in round two of the Corona Bali Protected in inconsistent one-metre waves at Keramas up against veteran Adrian Buchan and fellow rookie Seth Moniz. Bailey finished third in the first round in...


Top players line up for the Southern Cross Snooker Classic

The Ballina RSL and its Billiards and Snooker Club will host the 2019 Southern Cross Snooker Classic in Ballina over three days from Saturday June 8. The 32nd running of the Southern Cross Classic has attracted 44 top players from...


Life savers share skills and equipment with Thailand

A combined children’s water safety and community lifesaving training activity was held in Thailand earlier this month with help from Byron Bay Surf Club, the Phuket Lifeguard Club, and local surf life savers. Byron Bay donated surf rescue uniforms for...


Thus Spake Mungo: The result

History, declared Henry Ford, is bunk. And last Saturday, the Australian electorate agreed.


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.

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.