Mullumbimby's Shearwater Steiner School is legendary for the creativity, design and talent that goes into its annual Wearable Arts performance. Even by its usual high standards last week's performance was spectacular.
Story and photos by Caz Parker Vintage Schweppes bottles light up to spell LOVE above a timber ‘love seat’. This is becoming a popular Instragrammable Byron attraction. It’s inspired the new motto ‘Stop, in the name of Love’ and adds... Read More →
After receiving funding from Northcott and Byron Shire Council, Byron Youth Theatre has formed a creative collaboration with six young people with disabilities to produce a piece that includes dance, poetry, music and drama.
Story and photos: Lesley Hannaford and Cristina Sharratt Last Thursday night, the doors were thrown open for the official launch of Republik, and a lucky few had the chance to see what the new owners had done with the space, seemingly... Read More →
Round three of this year’s Football Far North Coast Summer Youth League provided two exciting games of football and a few tough lessons for participants on both sides.
While the construction of the new Byron Central Hospital continues ahead of schedule, unions representing local health professionals say they are facing job insecurity owing to bureaucrats not providing staffing plans.
Traditionally the second scariest time of year after tax time, Halloween brought out the decaying worst in expeople. Again, Brunswick Heads Public School put on a spectacular evening of good natured horror, while Bangalow’s night of the dead kept the... Read More →
Simon Haslam The finals of the Mullumbimby Tennis Club championships were held in glorious weather last weekend. The men’s finals revealed the strength of the top players with club coach, president and now club champion Steve Gort defeating up-and-coming Australian... Read More →
Northern NSW-based Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced an increase in needs-based funding for three high schools in the Ballina electorate but parents are still questioning the government’s commitment to the so-called Gonski reforms.
The worst drought in living memory is now heading into its fourth year, says Anne Thompson, organiser of the North Coast Drought Appeal. ‘Many farmers are very financially strained and emotionally and physically drained,’ she says. She’s calling on locals... Read More →
The Subway Surf Series saw four new champions crowned last Sunday after a series of hotly contested finals in clean two-foot peaks at Bar Beach.
Mullumbimby Swim Club has announced a regional official swim meet to be held at the Mullumbimby Petria Thomas Pool Saturday 31 October 2015.
There’s a fertile revolution going on at Compost Central, located within Byron’s Industry Estate. Rich compost is bursting from old bathtubs, soil beds and compost bins. It’s full of microbes and teaming with worms.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson says a low-key car park at Byron Bay's Butler Street Reserve can go hand-in-hand with the regular markets held on the site. But a new group representing market stallholders is not convinced.
Mullum Music Festival’s Youth Mentorship winners have been announced, with the prize being a 20-minute spot at the music festival and a one-on-one mentor session to work on their stagecraft and prepare them for the gig.
The Witches of Brunswick are brewing up a fair bit of mischief for Halloween, and everyone’s invited to be part of it on Saturday October 31 from 4pm to 9pm at Brunswick Heads Public School.
Spring may be the time when a young man’s thoughts turn to love, but October is the time I start to plan our wedding anniversary. One of our young children, born of a swift romance, came to the wedding but... Read More →
If you build it they will come. And come they do, to Billinudgel for a delightful Indian taste sensation. The sign at the door of Billi’s Indian Restaurant urges patrons to ‘please book in advance’, and I can see why.... Read More →
Led Zeppelin band members penned Stairway to Heaven long before they were guests at Rae’s, but if there was ever a restaurant poised to reflect on that song title then The Restaurant at Rae’s is it.
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. People do need to be concerned about dirty diesel emissions, but it's very strange that those concerns are directed at one small Byron train while at the same time ignoring the many tonnes of toxic fumes being released from road transport on our roads and in our towns every day.