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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

Other News

Treating trauma with MDMA – Q&A with Rebecca Huntley

Sociologist Rebecca Huntley will launch her new book Sassafras at Byron Writers Festival. We speak with her about her experience of new drug treatments.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire...

‘Whisky and Smoke’ dining experience

On Saturday 20th July, North Byron Hotel will host an open-fire event ‘Whisky and Smoke’, where chef of the moment Pip...

Power from the barrel of a gun

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's immediate reaction to the assassination attempt on US presidential candidate Donald Trump was that there was 'no place for violence in the democratic process', but this is the latest in a very long line of incidents which prove otherwise.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Byron-based author and adventurer Matt Towner his shaving his head into a mohawk for charity. Photo supplied

Local adventurer and author Matt Towner has found a sharp new way to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation and launch his latest book at the same time.

Matt’s 80-year-old mum is a long-term leukaemia survivor so he’s chosen to make the launch of his new book Crazy Shi*t in Asia a fundraiser for the charity.

But here’s the hook – he’s launching the book as part of The World’s Greatest Shave at The Blade barbers’ shop under La La Land in Byron Bay on Friday, March 16, from 5pm as he goes the Full Mo.

You can choose to join him at fundraise yourself, or donate to Matt’s fundraising page.

Matt, who is very lucky to be alive after a motorcycle accident in the middle of nowhere deep in the dark jungles of Thailand after smuggling gemstones all over the world for a living, has turned his taste for adventure into a series of books.

New Holland Publishers have commissioned the series and aim to have them in every airport bookshop globally as well as all good book stores and both books are available online already and selling very quickly now.

If you would like more of a taste of Matt’s crazy stores visit his Travellers Tales website.


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Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

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Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

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