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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Stories about "Spaghetti Circus":

Gertie’s the new kid on the block

The Spaghetti Circus team has a new member. ‘Gertie’ as she is known around the traps, is a new, second-hand truck which has been purchased as the result of fundraising that reached $17,000.

Spaghetti Circus: from Mullumbimby to the world

Spaghetti Circus have risen to great heights and are now taking a staring role at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

A festival of circus fun in Mullum

Hundreds gathered in Mullumbimby for the Circus Festival which was held over the weekend at the town's showgrounds. The three day festival showcased a broad spectrum of Australian circus artists. SEE PHOTOS

Waiting for the sunshine

Mullumbimby’s own Spaghetti Circus will be enjoying energy from the sun when their new solar panels are installed thanks to COREM.

The Big Rig in the Fig

Turns out Spaghetti Circus creative director Simone O’Brien and I go back a long way. She came to my place in Brisbane back in...

The homecoming of Miss One-Hand Walker

I first met Rhiannon Walker when she was just 14, a bubbly enthusiastic young girl with a peculiar talent for standing on one hand. In...

Spaghetti Circus introduces animal acts

While many circuses in Australia are moving away from using wild animals in their shows, the crew at Spaghetti Circus are happy to embrace their inner beast.

The circus (festival) is coming to town

Mullumbimby is gearing up to host its first circus festival this weekend. Sharon Shostak went along to investigate.

Mullum a wifi hotspot?

Deborah Lily, Mullumbimby. If Mullum becomes a wifi hotspot I will do my shopping elsewhere.

From handstands to flying trapeze and beyond…

Just over two decades ago Leonie Mills put in for a modest grant for disadvantaged schools for Upper Main Arm. With that she planted the first seed for what was to grow into Spaghetti Circus.

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of our global predicament, and a...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...