The Byron Bay Liquor Accord agrees to continue its current terms for the next six months as an upper house inquiry into alcohol abuse among young people gets set to hold a meeting in Byron today.
The NSW government’s draft controversial planning reforms were overwhelmingly rejected at the Local Government NSW 2013 annual conference, held in Sydney last week.
Yesterday's Byron Farmers' Market was all aflush for the annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser when stallholders and patrons are encouraged to pink it up for the morning to help raise awareness and dollars.
The fabulous Ms Lisa Hunt will be turning heads with her first return show in Australia at the Bangalow Bowling Club on Saturday. Seven decided to find out a little more about the girl who’s been knocking ’em out for more than 14 years.
Hans Lovejoy Meet one of only two politicians who doesn’t wear a tie in the federal senate: Tasmanian Greens MP Peter Whish-Wilson. The scruffy economist, environmental campaigner, surfer and ex-winemaker replaced Bob Brown in the Senate last year and was... Read More →
Xavier Rudd, Australian Musician, activist and surfer is an artist of both imagination and conscience. Xavier Rudd's ability to marry uplifting melodies with thought-provoking themes and concepts produced music that, one way or another, makes you feel good.
One of the very special artists at Boomerang Festival is the recently unearthed indie roots artist Thelma Plum. Dug out by Triple J, this woman who cites Marianne Faithful as a major influence has an effortlessly beautiful mind-blowing, ear-thrilling voice, and a presence that will transfix you. Seven spoke with Ms Plum on the eve of her Boomerang show.
The Stillsons are singers Justin Bernasconi on guitar and Cat Canteri on drums, along with pedal shell guitars Ben Franz (the Waifs). Joining them on Never Go Your Way is special guest Edmondo Ammendola from Augie March on bass guitar. Seven spoke with Justin about the upcoming tour for their third album.
New Zealand’s reggae legends Katchafire have been touring the world, including an awesome set at the Glastonbury Festival, celebrating the release of their latest album Best So Far. Having played with Common Kings in the US, Katchafire were keen to invite them on this tour and share their good vibes with Australian audiences
Mullumbimby is gearing up to host its first circus festival this weekend. Sharon Shostak went along to investigate.
Some of the world’s most impoverished people live in third-world rubbish dumps. It’s a place most would avoid if they could, but not 27- year-old Kristin Murray, who found herself volunteering at the La Chureca rubbish dump, in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua.
Some musicians struggle to make one band happen, but for Tex Perkins, who’s become an icon in the Australian music industry for basically giving the finger to the Australian music industry, every band or musical collaboration seems to find its own very different momentum.
Often the most interesting aspect of your typical glam-crime flick is the presentation of what the director, producers and writers believe is the ultimate ‘in your dreams’ lifestyle. It can be so insightful as to how far crass consumerism continues to drag us unopposed towards greed’s barren horizon.
Cadbury AFL 9s is kicking off in Byron Bay next month, taking advantage of the new Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex. The competition will be run by AFL Northern Rivers Juniors with all proceeds reinvested into developing local footbal
Contrary to my initial misgivings, I was completely won over by both Cars and Cars 2 – in fact, I thought they were outstanding examples of the new feature-cartoon. Disney has here applied the same principle, ie, of giving life to mechanical objects, but the resulting Planes never gets far off the ground (ouch).
Recent media reports have unfairly linked dietitians with the recent NRL drug scandal. This has prompted Australia’s leading nutrition organisations to call on all Australians, including professional sporting clubs, to do their background checks before recruiting a nutrition consultant.
A new mural on the wall of Bayleaf cafe in Marvel Street, Byron, is a part of the 'stART me up' event at the Byron Bay Surf Festival.
A group of frustrated local mothers have decided to establish their own informal support group. One mother said she felt she was ‘battling in isolation, trying to find ways to manage our daughter’s self-harm, depression or anxiety.
A NSW parliamentary committee set up to investigate strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people will visit Byron Bay next week to hear what is happening in the town.
Byron Shire councillor Diane Woods is taking credit for the recent announcement by Dart Energy that the company intends to ‘relinquish non-prospective and certain coastal areas in due course.’