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September 21, 2022

Byron Shire Echo issue 37.15 – September 21, 2022

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In this Issue:

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

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Will degrowth be forced upon us?

For decades, we have been engaged in the old cold war battle between capitalism and communism.

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Honing the art of deep listening

The impacts of the floods earlier in the year are far-reaching, and the Mullumbimby High School P&C has recently received a $50,000 flood grant from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) to help the entire community.

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Koala stranded

The plight of koalas was demonstrated very well this week with a koala found dangerously stranded in the main street of Murwillumbah. Others have sadly been hit and killed by cars. This is the time of year that koalas...

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In London and remembering Queen Elizabeth

To be in London at the moment is extraordinary. To hear ‘the Queen is dead’ was an emotional shock, as she had only two days previously looked like the sweetest granny ever, meeting the UK’s new prime minister.

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Editorial – Secret governments are untrustworthy

The small amount of information that Resilience NSW supplied a resident regarding their GIPA request was wrong

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Locals push to keep Bangalow Club as ‘member-owned’

With the Bangalow Bowlo board considering an amalgamation with large entertainment corporation Norths, a group of Bangalow locals are presenting their vision for their club, which they say will ‘preserve a valuable member-owned asset for the people of Bangalow to enjoy for many years to come’.

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Native bush damage

The recent drain clearing in Bayside Brunswick, while most welcome, has resulted in significant destruction to native vegetation on either side of the bush path between Bayside Way and the sportsfields. Council or its contractors have shown no regard for...

Get your sculpture ideas in by Sept 30

The Ingenuity Small Sculpture Prize is seeking entries by September 30 from Northern Rivers artists with $6,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

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Resilience NSW provides redacted, inaccurate docs

A Mullumbimby resident, who used FOI to seek the information that Resilience NSW relied upon to justify creating emergency housing on flood-prone land in Prince Street, was supplied with heavily redacted documents.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Being Ready

I used to love the sound of rain. Now, like many others, it frightens me. It reminds me that we are not ready. That we have not recovered. That we do not have a plan. It reminds me that...

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Something about Ash and Sara

The Rock & Roll Coffee Company is proud to present the second showcase in their Something About Songwriters series featuring very special guests, Ash Bell and Sara Tindley. Sara and Ash are merged from two enduring independent musical careers. When former...

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Interview with Lisa Cowan, founder and executive producer of Art Byron

Love or fear and the Art of Byron The inaugural art gathering for Art Byron has been waiting for two years – the 2021 iteration was postponed owing to COVID.  With investment from the Australian Government Restart to Sustain and Expand...

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Connecting with the tribe

Spring Wiggle – Equinox Tribe Connect is on this Friday and Saturday at the Durrumbul Hall. A top-shelf Crystal Grid production, the Spring Wiggle has next-level lighting, vision, and sound as well as wood-fired pizza from King Catering, chai, cakes, and elixirs from...

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Indigenous league carnival at the Cavanbah Centre

Local teams blitzed the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Spring Australian Open held at the Cavanbah Centre over the weekend. The Academy Byron Bay took out first place, while Point Break Jiu Jitsu from Mullumbimby came in fourth place out of...

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Kinship Festival

One of the region’s largest cultural events returns to Murwillumbah and excitement is building for the seventh annual Kinship Festival. After the trauma of the recent flooding The Kinship committee feels that creating a sense of connection and healing for...

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Locals on top at Byron Bay’s BJJ Open

Local teams blitzed the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Spring Australian Open held at the Cavanbah Centre over the weekend. The Academy Byron Bay took out first place, while Point Break Jiu Jitsu from Mullumbimby came in fourth place out of...

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U/12s win NSW country rugby championships

The Far North Coast U/12s rugby team won the NSW junior country championships earlier this month in Coffs Harbour. It’s the first time that the local representative team has got their name on the championship shield. The U/12s team played four...

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Bangalow bowlers celebrate 70th birthday

The Bangalow Women’s Bowling Club celebrated their 70th birthday earlier this month with a formal lunch and themed outfits. ‘On the day, current members dressed, and bowled, in apparel reminiscent of earlier times. A formal luncheon was also held and...

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WAR wins another rugby premiership

WAR’s Dan Damen shoots through the Bangalow defence to claim a try in Saturday’s grand final. Photo Vicki Kerry Wollongbar Alstonville Rugby has cemented its top spot in local rugby after winning last Saturday’s first-grade grand final against Bangalow 43–12. WAR...

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Spring now: Barrio Eatery & Bar

Simon Haslam Barrio Eatery & Bar follows the seasons and, with the weather warming up, spring is the perfect time for the team to change it up and put a new style of cooking into action. At this time of...

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Great soil at Summit

Victoria Cosford Creative writing was what Ryan Bruin had his heart set on. He had planned to go to university to pursue it, except that he started working on his parents’ farm as a ‘gap’ – and, in his words,...

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The bridges of Ballina Council

Ballina Shire Council has started preliminary investigation works at Fishery Creek Bridge, on River Street, and Canal Bridge, on Tamarind Drive, as part of their plan to duplicate both bridges.

Tweed Council wants your ideas on future sports facilities

Tweed Council is looking for feedback from residents about future plans for sport and recreation in the area.

REDinc’s new Performing Arts Centre is go!

It’s been a long wait, but two years on from the 2022 flood REDinc in Lismore have announced the official opening of a new Performing Arts Centre.

Not enough letters like this about Gaza in The Echo?

The Echo’s studied indifference to the plight of the Palestinians and its reluctance to publish letters on the subject reveals the moral fibre of...