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Council advertising

Thanks Council, for the advertisement on page 5 letting us know that you co-hosted a conference. It is good...

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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.

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?

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. 

Cabarita Surf Club gets $500k funding boost

Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club has secured a $500,000 grant in the NSW Government’s 2021/22 Surf Club Facility Program.

Mullum could lose valuable CBD car park

It’s fair to say residents of Mullumbimby have seen a steady increase in the number of vehicles visiting the...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 June, 2022

The Nimbin Art Fair is on again after many postponements owing to covid and the floods. Hosted by Nimbin Artists Gallery, a not-for-profit organisation supporting local creatives, the Fair allows you to see the whole gamut of creative art from the vibrant arts community that is Nimbin and its surrounds.

The Strides, Beach Hotel, Sunday

This dynamic ten-piece brings some of Sydney’s best new talent in afrobeat, reggae, jazz and hip-hop joining forces and collaborating together to deliver a captivating urban roots release.

With a calling card of powerfully melodic horns, infectious bass lines, and the easy musings of reggae master Ras Roni, from Barbados via London, and Fijian MC LTL Gzeus (Little Jesus), The Strides faithfully channel the sounds of Bob and Damien Marley, Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Barrington Levy and Mos Def.

With recent performances at the Bellingen Global Carnival and Island Vibe, as well as supporting afrobeat legend Tony Allen, The Strides are quickly becoming the talk around town.

Get down and check these guys out at the Beach Hotel on Sunday arvo.


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Teen missing from Coffs Harbour

NSW Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenager missing in the Coffs Harbour area.

A poem

Row upon row Lest we forget the rows of trees they planted to recall the rows of boys they sent to die in the war Jon Paul Summers, Suffolk Park

Destruction of Brunswick Heads mahogany

The foulest crime against the planet was committed secretly in the heart of Brunswick Heads during the pandemic lockdown. The rarest and most iconic...

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.