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Cinema: The Creator

The Creator – against the backdrop of a war between humans and robots with artificial intelligence, a former soldier finds the secret weapon, a robot in the form of a young child.

Other News

The Parrott:Baartz Project

On Saturday, Creative Mullum presents the Ingenuity Sculpture Festival with a grand opening featuring sculptures (of course), food, drinks and live music by the region’s most accomplished jazz quartet, The Parrott:Baartz Project. 

It’s time! Tweed capsules of memories on view

Fifty-years ago Tweed Shire residents gathered at the site of the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre and library and buried two time capsules before construction began and it's almost time to open them up.

Don ya boxes, it’s a Shand memorial cricket match!

The strange urge to play cricket has a rich history in our local area.

Disaster management needs different approach

Disaster funding must favour social capital and community building, rather than just ‘mopping up’, the head of the philanthropic organisation, Northern Rivers Community Foundation, says.

How do you rate the media rating system?

Parents are being asked to have a say on whether Australia’s media classification system is effective in informing decisions around age-appropriate films and video games for children.

Two dead and 70 charged at Sydney music festivals

After two deaths – both confirmed to have been at the Knockout festival – NSW police say that there were more than 70 people charged with drug offences at two Sydney music events held on Saturday.

If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, check out or video of last year’s World Naked Bike Ride in Byron Bay.


World Naked Bike Ride returns on March 9 and 10 to Nimbin, The Channon and Byron Bay

It’s that time of year again when you can strip off, paint peace slogans all over ya bod and ride down the street as free as a bird to the adulation of thousands of cheering onlookers.

Yes, the Naked Bike Ride is back – reminding us all of the vulnerability of pedestrians and cyclists on our roads; of how silly clothes really are; of the beauty of our skin and of how much it craves to be caressed by the breeze, kissed by the sun; and that as just one species in this vast web of Gaia we tend to use up far more than our fair share of planetary resources.


Ride for a CSG-free Northern Rivers

WNBR pedals a message of peace for the planet and for us to experience deep peace it reminds us to care for the home planet. We cannot have peace without a healthy planet with intact natural ecosystems and this includes the subterranean waters that slake our thirst as well as those waters of the rivers and creeks that run through this beautiful place we call home.

To achieve deep peace in our lives we need to care for the deep places in our Earth.

A special focus this year for our ride is supporting the message that coal-seam gas represents a risk to the natural world on which we, and the flora and fauna we share this region with, depend for our health.

Although the ride carries important messages, it is also outrageous fun. One rider, a backpacker from the UK, commented on her first nude ride around Byron Bay, ‘This is so good. I’m never wearing clothes again!’


Rides Information

Nimbin: Saturday March 9 – meet at Peace Park at 10am (Facebook: World Naked Bike Ride – Nimbin)

The Channon Craft Market: Sunday March 10 – details will appear on Facebook (World Naked Bike Ride – Nimbin)

Byron Bay: Sunday March 10 – meet at the old Railway Station at 2.30pm (Facebook: World Naked Bike Ride – Byron Bay)

Or contact Mijimberi at [email protected]

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Lucky, Lucky, Friday the 13th encore!

Experience the enchantment once again – The Magic of the Mundane returns to the Byron Theatre for an encore performance that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. Written by the brilliant Mikey Bryant of Mt Warning and brought to life by the captivating Elodie Crowe, with the mesmerising accompaniment of Tara Lee Byrne on the cello, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Bluesfest 2024 – here we go!

Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM, says it’s Bluesfest Byron Bay’s 35th birthday next Easter, and as usual they’ll be rolling out multiple artist announcements over the coming months – here’s a couple of names you might know…

The Almighty Sometimes

The Drill Hall was built in 1916 as home to the Mullumbimby Platoon of the 41st Battalion. It was later converted into a theatre in the 1970s. Over the years the interior was modified with the addition of a stage and raked seating installed in 2016. Thanks to a grant from Regional Development Australia and support from North Coast Events, AAE Industries and JC Coastal Construction, it has now been converted into a modern Black Box Theatre.

Athlete clears hurdle to high perfomance centre

Blade Thompson from the Tweed Little Athletics Centre has been selected to be part of the National High-Performance Camp held in the Gold Coast...