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May 16, 2021

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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Christina Henry, Bangalow

Voters who put our current government in office are perhaps victims of our failing capitalist and patriarchal world structures. Capitalism encourages competition, economic acquisition, and self-interest that is largely devoid of emotional, spiritual and social intelligence.

Many education systems limit the development of holistic human intelligence. Religious faiths and governments are filled with people with a lack of conscience or genuine feeling. Hillsong Pentecostalists can blithely espouse that anyone who doesn’t share their belief will be left to endure Hell, including the Dalai Lama.

People get caught up in and manipulated by unconscionable rhetoric, like the illusory promise of thousands of jobs with Adani.

Closing down, or not developing emotional, spiritual and social intelligence, often results in narrow-mindedness and lack of broader vision that could create governing systems that work for all.


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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.