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May 13, 2021

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

BowTie, Sphinx Rock Cafe, Sunday

BowTie is a multinational duo made up of Canadian singer/songwriter/keyboardist Allie Smith and Australian guitarist/songwriter Steven Winnall. BowTie’s creative juices started flowing in early 2010. BowTie began songwriting with an acoustic guitar and vocals; since then their sound has flourished and transformed to reflect pieces of who they are as musicians and individuals. Their initial recordings were bold and raw pieces of music, garnering them attention in the Hamilton music scene.

In late 2010, they took their ideas to Catherine North Studios, and with the help of Canadian producer/engineer Michael Chambers and Australian producer Greg Foster, they recorded their debut EP. BowTie’s music was brought to life with delicate keys, quirky percussion, soaring vocal harmonies, intricate electric and acoustic guitar lines, hefty organ, funky bass, as well as some more eclectic instruments including banjo and mandolin.

BowTie has recently released their debut indie/folk EP entitled Sequins, which has been described by music blogger Shawna Nackliki as ‘a collection of five delightful tunes that really should be enjoyable to anyone who comes across them’. Sequins involves the blending of indie/folk elements and intimate lyrical content to create the perfect companion for a rainy, autumn day.

Join them and the crew at the Sphinx Rock Cafe on Sunday.

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Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

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Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

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Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

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