Women Like Us at the Ballina RSL! After 31 shows around the country, Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs bring their smash-hit comedy show Women Like Us to the Ballina RSL! Having performed to packed houses at Brisbane’s Sit Down Comedy,... Read More →
Residents opposed to an NBN tower close to their homes in Coorabell have been given assistance from Byron Shire councillors, who last week voted unanimously to ask that the tower’s construction halt until it is proven all requirements have been met.
Secondary schools in Byron shire are celebrating the end of the year with extra fanfare after a great round of HSC results.
Back by popular demand to Bluesfest for 2017 is Queen of Soul, Nikki Hill. Hailing from North Carolina, and influenced mostly by Little Richard, Nikki comes by her Deep South soul honestly. This blues shouter and growler is a bona... Read More →
It’s official. The world has gone mad. According to a recent media report Australian men are flocking to get a new wrinkle-reducing procedure. Scrotox. Like Botox, the idea is to reduce wrinkles. But not in the face, in your balls.
We were on the back nine at Mullumbimby. Me and my little mate Rapid Eye Movement. I was tossing up whether or not I could get away with telling him that I got a double bogey seven on a wicked par five, when in fact I’d hacked my way to a quadruple bogey nine.
Good friends Harley Kent and Timmy Yeung Packer from Byron Bay Public School have had a great year of sporting effort recognised. Harley Kent has had a fantastic year in sport for his school and for Country NSW Basketball. He... Read More →
Sailing on the Tweed River was a tricky affair with sometimes light and always shifting winds and a strong ebbing tide as 17 boats with 38 crew contested the fifth race of the Summer Pointscore Series.
Steven Conran was the professional winner of the Australian Schweppes Asahi Tour Championship 2016 played for the tenth successive year at the Byron Bay Golf Club earlier in December. ‘The course is in tremendous condition, and I really enjoyed the... Read More →
Local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy Extreme MMA has taken out first place in the yearly Australian Open rankings with 518 points. Scores for the year were finalised after the fourth national competition held at Byron Bay’s Cavanbah Centre in late... Read More →
It was a great start for Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson at the Billabong Pipe Masters in memory of Andy Irons when he narrowly clinched a win in the first round of the event.
The Bangalow Summer6s football tournament held the series finals and a presentation last Thursday night at the Bangalow Hotel. The three-month tournament included 72 teams and more than 800 players. ‘A highlight of this year’s competition was the growth of... Read More →
After six weeks of fun and physical training Brunswick SLSC is ready to welcome the latest graduates from their recent Bronze Medallion course. All the graduates are locals from Myocum, Ocean Shores, Brunswick Heads, The Pocket and South Golden Beach, ranging in age from 15 to 43 years.
1. Truman How do you make a movie about a man in the final stages of cancer, that most insidious of diseases, but manage to keep it upbeat and filled to the brim with warmth and sweet melancholy? Tomás flies... Read More →
New Years Eve is celebrated in many individual ways. Some ignore it, some welcome the chance for silent reflection, some seek to enhance the moment by going to the top of the mountain or a lighthouse; some like a community... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson Food and family are topics that are often strongly linked, especially at this time of year, and even more so within cultures with strong food traditions. Ilias Katsapouikidis, better known as Ilias the Greek, has seen this... Read More →
December 16 marks two years since The Sun on Bayshore Drive opened its doors. Intended as a ‘local’ for the Sunrise Beach and Byron arts estate communities, the recycled timber-and-glass pavilion-style building is quite deceptive from the street. It’s enveloped... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson It might have the word Sunday in its name but you do not have to save it for once a week. Nor do you have to dress up in your Sunday best. The Sunday Sustainable Bakery is... Read More →
Under The Sun Media, a team which says it has dozens of documentary films and ‘literally hundreds’ of live large-footprint high-population shows and broadcasts to their credit, plan to base operations locally.
In these less than optimistic times, it is imperative that we be grateful for tender mercies. Having seen the previews for this, I anticipated with dread another gross-out in the style of The Hangover and Bridesmaids, so to say that... Read More →
Former Greens candidate for Richmond, Dawn Walker, has been chosen to replace retiring MLC Jan Barham as the party's newest MP in the NSW Parliament.
Melbourne artist REMI and musical collaborator Sensible J are one of the fastest-rising hip-hop acts in Australia and are quickly gaining the attention of international tastemakers. Able to whip crowds into a frenzy, at just 23 Remi Kolawole found his... Read More →
Ukulele virtuoso and composer Jake Shimabukuro is known for his fast and complex finger work. His music is a melting pot of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk and flamenco. Adventurous and dazzling, he lets his fingers do more than... Read More →
Matt thunders and captivates Thundering riffs, wailing vocals, high-energy crescendos, captivating acapella, unorthodox guitar work and original storytelling are the backbone of a Matt Stillert show. Matt’s unique sounds range from soul-soothing folk melodies to high-energy foot-stomping alt-blues/rock, displaying a... Read More →
The Wonderbabe Collective have been artists-in-residence at NORPA for the last two weeks developing a new work called The Adventures of Wonderbabe – a live storytelling performance set to a thumping DJ set, made for music and cultural festivals. A young... Read More →