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French Film Festival – just delicious

This year’s French Film Festival opening night choice is a unique adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s thrilling and beloved classic novel The Three Musketeers. In a double blockbuster film production nominated for six César awards, from director Martin Bourboulon, the opening instalment, D’Artagnan, will open the festival.

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The Dunkley by-election is done and dusted, with Advance's fear campaign failing to fire, and Labor's primary vote actually increasing. The swing to the Liberals on preferences came from right wing voters not having anyone crazier to vote for this time, with UAP and One Nation out of the race. Meanwhile another question continues to be raised; which Australian politician was secretly working for a hostile foreign power, and when?

Invasive Species Council gives evidence to federal fire ant inquiry

A Senate Committee inquiry will hear evidence today that changes are needed in Australia’s fire ant response – including the creation of an independent eradication authority.

Cycling Without Age joins Northern Rivers Rail Trail

Tweed Shire Council has announced a collaboration with volunteer organisation Cycling Without Age as part of celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the opening of the popular Northern Rivers Rail Trail.

Editorial – Grab the popcorn and bean bags

Both Mayor Michael Lyon and fellow councillor, Mark Swivel, offered an apology to the followers of the Save Wallum Facebook page last week.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native...

Byron Shire Markets need your support. A new policy is being considered that would privatise the markets.For the past 26 years the Byron Shire Markets have been run professionally and effectively motivated purely by the best interest of the Byron Community. The markets are internationally and nationally respected – Oprah choose to send her Australian tour to the Byron Farmers Markets, the Byron Shire Markets are constantly profiled as the “best markets in Australia”.

The markets provide a direct income for many hundreds of people and families in this region. The indirect benefit would be in the thousands.The markets are a successful, major tourist attraction. Each market community organisations directly benefit from being able to fundraise at the markets. (For Byron Community Market this is a total of 728 over the past 26 years). By pursuing this new policy it will be allowing a for profit event company to manage one of the areas biggest community assets. This policy could lead to a company like McDonalds running the markets and deciding who gets to set up stalls. Many valuable community projects will be lost to the community if the markets are privatised.

The local character of the north coast markets will be swamped with junk imports. The markets will be turned into a franchise opportunity for the highest bidder. Our markets are worth more than that, our community markets are: NOT FOR SALE, NOT FOR PROFIT


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Interview with Tijuana Cartel

Tijuana Cartel is a renowned Australian musical collective celebrated for their pioneering fusion of diverse genres. Their latest masterpiece, Alectura is an innovative album that once again showcases the band’s expertise in blending organic house and melodic house with captivating rhythms, beats, and global influences.

Concerned about climate change and societal collapse?

Join a Q&A with Jem Bendell for one night only in Byron Bay – Professor of Sustainability, Jem Bendell, was one of the first to directly name and speak out about what the climate crisis means for our civilisation. His seminal paper Deep Adaptation started a global movement by that name as well as inspiring the creation of Extinction Rebellion.

Seedlings: start another Big Scrub

Victoria Cosford There’s something about trees that makes people happy, that evokes a positive response. I’m standing at the newish ReForest Now stall at the...

National inquiry highlights the importance of shopping locally

The final report of the Inquiry into Price Gouging and Unfair Pricing Practices released last month revealed big business has worsened the cost-of-living crisis...