After a long and protracted debate at last Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting, majority of councillors agreed to apply for a $200,000 grant for CCTV in Byron Bay’s trouble spots.
Byron Shire councillor and manager of the Byron Bay Community Centre, Paul Spooner, is the first to announce intentions to contest the NSW seat of Ballina for next year’s state election.
Benjamin Franklin thought death and taxes were inevitable. Now some Australian pundits are saying the same about an increase in the GST, writes Mungo MacCallum.
Some of the region’s top musicians are donating their time and talents for a mega-benefit, with all funds raised going to the Environmental Defender’s Office (EDO).
The mackerel-fishing season is now drawing to a close as the lower inshore temperatures push them back up north.
Context isn’t everything, but it’s a long way ahead of what comes second in the arts in general – cinema in particular. The original Gojira (1954) was made by Ishirô Honda at a time when the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki would have still haunted the collective Japanese memory.
These are the movies that you hang out for – the ones that amount to something, the ones that talk about life as most of us know it and experience it, with real people dealing with real problems
The Brunswick Breakers were up against the reigning premiers Alstonville at home in one of the toughest matches the girls would face.
Byron Bay rugby has eased back into the top four after a nine-try 57–14 romp against Casino on Saturday.
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.
Akmal Saleh, author of The Life of Akmal, joins Mandy Nolan in Conversation on the final event of her six-week national tour promoting Boyfriends We’ve All Had and Shouldn’t Have. Free entry at the Court house on Wednesday from 6pm.... Read More →
Vasudha Harte has performed her poetry locally and overseas in venues and festivals, winning various slams, the Geraldine Bigelow Cup, and has thrice been a finalist in the Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup.
The Byron Rams v Bangalow Bluedogs football derby is renowned for its heated and often physical clashes. Last Friday night’s round delivered plenty of fireworks.
Byron were expected to beat Evans Head in their NRRRL clash on Sunday, and they more or less went through the motions in satisfying everybody’s expectations.
Since winning the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award back in 1997 Arj has firmly established himself as one of the golden boys on the international comedy circuit
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Last week’s federal budget has left the country dazed and confused. One of the axed programs, Youth Connexions, supports young people at risk of disengaging early from school, helping them to transition into vocational training and work.
While humans are the only animals that hide away to nourish their offspring, a new documentary that's about to get its Australian premiere in Mullumbimby hopes to shed some light on those hidden places.
For many, the enduring image of the 2014 budget will be the memory of Treasurer Joe Hockey and finance minister Matthias Corman sucking smugly on their cigars as they relaxed before unleashing their brutal budget on the fearful populace, writes Mungo MacCallum.
At 60-odd years of age Rod Gregory leapt to fame as he wowed Australia’s Got Talent audiences with no fewer than five appearances including the grand final.