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October 19, 2021

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Big Rob: ‘no comment’

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Mandatory vax

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A newly developed concrete – made from recycled construction waste and industrial exhaust gases – could reduce construction emissions.

Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

Last night at around 9pm, St Patrick's Catholic Church in Nimbin burned to the ground.

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

Phone scam – Just.Hang.Up.

Crime Stoppers says that almost 90 per cent of Australians have received at least one nuisance or unwanted call every week

Frustration over library closures as other businesses face opening dilemma

Tweed Shire Councillor James Owen (Liberal) has expressed frustration over the closure of Regional Tweed Library (RTL) network to the public until 1 December, particularly those in Murwillumbah, Tweed and Kingscliff. Similarly other businesses in the region are facing the same question of if opening up is worth the risks.

Finalists and winners from this year’s Byron All Shorts comp. In the front row is Flickerfest’s Shane Rennie, Emily Avila (In A Cane Field), Kaitlyn McMurtry (Our Land) and Sheldon Lieberman (Uber). Pictured front is Flickerfest director, Bronwyn Kidd. Photo Jeff Dawson
Finalists and winners from this year’s Byron All Shorts comp. In the front row is Flickerfest’s Shane Rennie, Emily Avila (In A Cane Field), Kaitlyn McMurtry (Our Land) and Sheldon Lieberman (Uber). Pictured front is Flickerfest director, Bronwyn Kidd. Photo Jeff Dawson

The Byron All Shorts program screened last Saturday at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall alongside Flickerfest’s three-day event, which features some of the world’s best short films.

Local filmmakers who entered the comp are Sophie Hexter (Hitch) – she’s pictured with her son, Nicole Donahue (Quack), Susie Forster (The Fine Art Of Being Zion), Jonatan Lundmark (Don’t Spoil Us), Eve Jeffery and Dave Lowe (Gomeroi Voices), Mandy Nolan was being judg- mental, Duncan James (Lift Me Up), David Bradbury and Anne Chesher were also judges with Mandy, Irene Feuz (Got Your Marbles), Grace Yeshe-Holt (Rise Up), Nathan Tommasi (Hazy Perspective).


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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on the Tyagarah property where she...

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types like myself, a less frantic...

Bring your people together!

It’s time to bring people together! Wherever you might like to party, Event Byron Bay has you covered. From dining table set-ups to the...