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June 20, 2021

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Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

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Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

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.

Vaccinations

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

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

May 22, 2019

Issue 33.50

Download PDF (21MB) Jump to: Local News | Byron Shire Council Notices | Comment | Letters | Articles | Mullum on the Map | The Good Life | Good Taste | The Tweed | Mullum 2 Bruns | Health and Healing | Echo Property | Seven | Live Music | Culture | Stars | Cinema | Gig Guide | Service Directory | Classifieds | Community at Work | Sport | Backlash

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...

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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...

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Editorial: Messiah of the week

Messiahs! They are everywhere, especially in Byron Shire.

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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...

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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...

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Authors mentored in splendid isolation

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

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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 –...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Thus Spake Mungo: The result

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

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Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

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

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...