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My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

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Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Stories about "Music":

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 Feb, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 Feb, 2021

Soprano Katie Rutledge hitting high notes through pandemic

Ballina-based opera singer Katie Rutledge usually treads the boards with Opera Queensland, but this year things have been a little different.

Music festival fundraiser for Youth Empowerment

Scout Wallen A music fundraiser is taking place on Friday December 13, raising funds for a Youth Empowerment Program in Byron Bay. The program, which provides...

Young talent shines at Lismore Eisteddfod

Eisteddfods encourage children and adults of amateur status to further their skills and to have their works tested by skilful, highly qualified adjudicators and the annual Lismore Eisteddfod is well underway.

Baker Boy and Mojo Juju deadly at NIMAs

Two performers who wowed audiences at Bluesfest 2019 have taken out the top awards at the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) on Saturday night in Darwin.

The life and times of Jimmy Barnes

Interview with Mandy Nolan “I didn’t write the story hoping for forgiveness. I wrote it hoping for life.” Prolific songwriter and performer, Jimmy Barnes has been...

Dolphins make a splash in Ballina

Hundreds gathered in Ballina on Tuesday night to celebrate music and watch the annual North Coast Entertainment Industry Association present trophies to this year's winners of the Dolphins Awards.

Byron Falls Festival spreads the good vibe

Organisers of the the third annual Falls Music and Arts Festival over the New Year holiday break have declared it one of the best they’ve held at the at North Byron Parklands venue.

Archie Roach and Music for the Mob

This weekend sees the staging of an ambitious and inspiring musical collaboration focusing on bringing communities together through music. OneMob and CPX Music approached...

Weekend Roundup May 22

There is a huge line-up of awesome acts hitting the area this weekend and one of the great gigs will b e Bullhorn at the Brewery on Saturday.

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

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 the Brunswick Heads boat harbour. According...

Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.