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April 20, 2021

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Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Other News

MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

Flawed plan

Kai Beijerbacht, Mullumbimby For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you are aware of the...

SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Beach Hotel gets a $6m makeover

Owners of the Beach Hotel, Moelis, say they undertook extensive repairs and updates to the tune of around $6m after COVID-19 forced closure and limited trading last year.

DPI has an eye on Lismore’s yellow crazy ants

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, originally from Southeast Asia, that has been accidentally introduced to numerous places in the world – including Lismore.

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay

The similarities of Bondi to Byron are congruous. I moved from Boondi Boondi (original Darug name) to Byron over five years ago. There was always some model or film producer quoted in the press, saying they were a Bondi local: ‘I’ve lived in Bondi for three months,’ ‘I know all the best cafes,’ and so on. You hear that about Byron here too. You could probably substitute that in other tourist towns: Cairns, Darwin, Stradbroke Island, Lord Howe Island.

As owner and editor of The Bondi View newspaper I published two books about Bondi. The first, Discovering Bondi, had in its foreword the following: ‘Bondi is a unique and wonderful village. This book is dedicated to all the people who are passionate about it not becoming another Surfers Paradise, overcome by big bucks, big buildings, and big business.’

Well it’s on its way to all that. I left Bondi thinking Byron was safe from major developments. But now it feels just the same. You can see it by the cranes baying at the moon.

Mandy Nolan’s final paragraphs (Soapbox, July 24) of looking at what beauty we do have here and the Indigenous culture’s ‘belonging to country’ does make the argument of what bricks should be used on what building rather superfluous. 

Yes, Mandy, the sand shifts and the tide rolls in.


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Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.