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July 1, 2022

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Supply chain pain? Try localisation!

A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution', will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm in Byron Bay from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena Norberg-Hodge for a discussion afterwards.

Other News

Flood-prone land in Murwillumbah swapped for flood-free land 

It has been five years in the making but the innovative land swap of flood-prone land for flood-free land in Murwillumbah is underway with a second round of ‘expressions of interest’ about to open. 

Very wet and very dry: unprecedented droughts and hyper-damaging floods in the future

The world will be pushed to more weather extremes in coming decades, according to two studies which carry stark warnings of floods and droughts, respectively.

Editorial – Byron Council report card

Did you know it’s been six months since councillors were elected? They have another two years to go, and while a usual term is a gruelling four years, this time, it’s shorter, owing to a disrupting bat virus.

Local triathletes claim another title

The Byron Bay Breakers Triathlon Club has won the North Coast Interclub series for the second time after finishing on top of the table ahead of the Clarence Valley Stingrays and Hat Head Hammerheads.

Locals tix on offer for Writers Fest

Byron Writers Festival is again offering Sunday locals’ passes, supported for the third time by partners, Stone & Wood.

First Nations place-names under Ballina council spotlight

Greater efforts at reconciliation with First Nations people in the Ballina Shire when it comes to place-names is to happen after furious agreement at June’s council meeting.

The Paper Kites Soundlounge Friday

After having experienced a whirlwind of success since their debut EP Woodland, young Indie folk five-piece, The Paper Kites, are proud to announce the release of their brand new EP, Young North. To celebrate this release, The Paper Kites will debut the EP in full in a series of captivating shows which started in October.

Their new material has an energetic feel to it, while maintaining the romantic and whimsical appeal of their current favourites. The earthy sounding instruments meld together to create a perfect backdrop for the band’s harmonic, strong and sensual voices.

In their recent Heavy Reins tour The Paper Kites previewed songs from Young North, and fans have been buzzing with excitement ever since.

They have toured with the likes of Boy & Bear and Josh Pyke, their song Featherstone featured in Grey’s Anatomy and their hit Bloom has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube. They sold out both their first East Coast tour and their July Heavy Reins tour.

Joining The Paper Kites on their national tour are very special guests Art Of Sleeping and Battleships.

Released earlier this year, the Art Of Sleeping‘s first single ‘Empty Hands’ had listeners scrambling to hear it again and again. The subsequent ‘Above The Water’ adds more substance to the accessible melodies and intricate musicianship and paves the way solidly for the band’s forthcoming EP, which is set to be unleashed very soon.

2012 has been a busy year for Sydney 4-piece Battleships. Having received widespread acclaim for their debut single ‘In Retrospect’, Battleships delivers their captivating new single ‘Your Words’. Their debut single ‘In Retrospect’ landed on high rotation on Triple J, as well as receiving regular play on community-based and independent radio nation-wide.

See The Paper Kites at the Soundlounge Currumbin on Friday.


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