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Have your say on Byron Bay’s foreshore 

Byron Council staff have proposed options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal, of the carpark overlooking Main Beach. 

Other News

Byron Council candidates jostle for position

It was the type of motion that comes up at Byron Council quite regularly – a broad, uncontroversial political statement that is unlikely to make a difference in the grand scheme of things. 

Hormones may be the key to treating anorexia

It has one of the highest death rates of any mental illness, and leads to severe physical and mental health complications. But anorexia nervosa has been poorly understood, under-recognised, under-researched, and underfunded for decades.

Arnold’s tourism role recognised

If tourism is the lifeblood of the Byron Shire, then Cameron Arnold is one of its key haematologists.

Editorial – Should Mullum’s water remain locally sourced?

The push by members of Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) to retain Mullum’s local water supply is heating up...

Questions remain unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy

Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) members Ben Fawcett and Elia Hauge say their concerns around Mullum’s future...

Exciting live act

One of Australia’s hottest slide guitarists, Adam Hole is one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.

George Washingmachine is easily agitated. This is why he plays music. To sooth his savage beast.

A longtime member of the Bonza Vista Social Club, George Washingmachine’s seductively smoochy vocals have made him one of Sydney’s most sought-after jazz entertainers.

Jazz violin is his speciality but putting singing and fiddling aside, George is a multi-instrumentalist who is proficient on double bass, guitar or anything with strings.

In his spare time, George the MC has hosted Jazz in the Domain several times, as well as the Darling Harbour Jazz Festival. He has also presented concerts at the Thredbo Jazz Festival and the Taronga Park Zoo New Year’s Eve Party.

With his work in TV and radio the list of his talents goes on and – you may have heard – George as the voice behind the recent Banana Boat campaign, or his fiddle playing and scatting on the Uncle Toby’s campaign. George is also a composer in his own right.

He recently composed the music for a Qantas commercial and has written everything from rock-and-roll nursery rhymes for Mr Squiggle to music for the Bell Shakespeare Company. Many moons ago, George even took over the role of Jake Blues from Russell Crowe in the official tribute to the Blues Brothers, produced by Paul Dainty.

You can see George on Friday at the Condong Bowling Club, 8pm for the Tweed Valley Jazz Club.

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Byron Writers Festival 2024 Program

A vibrant program packed with high-profile literary luminaries, and new voices to discover, has been released by the Byron Writers Festival. The event will be held August 9 till 11.

A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

Questions remain unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy

Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) members Ben Fawcett and Elia Hauge say their concerns around Mullum’s future water strategy were never discussed,...