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June 23, 2024

Keeping the fires burning with Kindling

Latest News

Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Other News

Bruns, the fishing town, becomes a musical!  

‘All the old salts have moved on… All the old salts have moved on… I’m wondering where they’ve gone…’

Why have NSW Labor failed to hold their promised drug summit?

On budget eve the banner ‘Premier, you promised. Drug Summit Now’ was dropped across from NSW Parliament calling on NSW Labor to set a date for the long awaited NSW Drug Summit.

Occupants of empty buyback homes face eviction day

Members of Lismore’s Reclaim our Recovery community group called for a last-minute gathering of supporters this morning as people continued to occupy otherwise abandoned houses in North Lismore.

Arnold’s tourism role recognised

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

Max to the Max

As a young man who grew up in the Byron Shire, Max McAuley discovered his talent for dance and performance at an early age. When his parents saw him playing music videos over and over again and copying the choreography, they decided it was time to enrol him in formal dance lessons.

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.

Kindling Sphinx Rock Cafe Sunday

Kindling’s music derives from African, jazz and reggae influences, bringing them together in a kind of folk music that aims to uplift, enchant and enlighten. Rich in timbres and insightful lyrics, their songs are soulful journeys made colourful through guitar and vocal harmony, percussion and trumpet.


Kindling is made up of members of prominent Afro-reggae outfit Kooii, a band who have established themselves at the forefront of Australian music with their distinct take on Afrobeat and Reggae. Over the last seven years, Kooii have appeared at major festivals and venues throughout Australia and NZ, and last spring released their second album In This Life. Kindling brings together Kooii’s singer/trumpeter/songwriter, Peter Hunt; bassist/vocalist, Tom Hinchliffe, and; guitarist/percussionist, Conan Griffiths.


Kindling began through jamming acoustic versions of Kooii songs, but since has developed a life and songs of its own. The convenience of this small group allows these talented musicians the chance to perform and connect with audiences, in more diverse and intimate settings.


Get your fires a burning with some Kindling at the Sphinx Rock Cafe on Sunday.

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