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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.

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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.

The politics of gentrification and ‘holding the line’

Who are the visionary architects and planners that will protect and enhance this ramshackle surf town’s social fabric and built environment of Byron Bay?

It’s plastic free July!

Did you know that plastic packaging and single-use plastic items make up 60 per cent of all litter in NSW?

Govt to rebuild Northern Rivers from July 1

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will come into existence from July 1. So what is it, and how will it assist flood-affected residents across the region?

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.

Park trouble for BARCO

A group of dog owners who met at the common shed at the Brunswick Heads Sports Fields last Sunday say they were confronted by three men with a dog who were camping at the location.

Popular Queensland troubadour Hat Fitz is to play his 20th consecutive Bluesfest next Easter, and Melbourne’s sprawling the Cat Empire will play their seventh.

They’re just two of a galaxy of Australian names old and new to be revealed in the most recent Bluesfest artist announcement released today.

‘Festival favourites Fat Freddy’s Drop, Xavier Rudd and RockWiz Live (with four shows) will be doing Welcome Back performances,’ said Bluesfest director Peter Noble.

They will play alongside ‘newcomers Karise Eden – truly The Voice, The Beards, Saskwatch and Grey Ghost, who I believe is going to blow everyone away. I have presented some amazing Aussie artists in their early years who became huge, so watch out for this performer Grey Ghost – he has got it in spades’.

Then there is the Haight Ashbury Stage Show, which features a cast of incredible hippies and great musicians, such as former Canned Heat lead vocalist James T. This show will enthral you over four nights with their authentic ‘journey back in time’ to those days of peace love and bean sprouts – don’t miss this one – it’s a play, it’s a concert, it’s psychedelic, it’s a light show, it’s authentic and it’s a knockout – direct from Nimbin.’

Other Australasians appearing on the bill are The Break (featuring members of Midnight Oil), Violent Femmes, Hunters & Collectors, Beasts of Bourbon, The Bamboos, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, The Snowdroppers – King Cannons, Busby Marou, Saskwatch, The Wilson Pickers, Round Mountain Girls, Mason Rack Band, Lil’ Fi & The Dirty Rascals and Wards Xpress.


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