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April 21, 2021

Mandy’s Echo Chamber – with Tim Freedman

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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.

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Byron Bay wants Byron Baes to back off

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Rise and shine!

Early morning starts are not a usual routine for chefs at the Ballina RSL Club. March was an exception when Chef Halie Welsh rallied some staff and friends together to take part in Ian Thorpe’s Laps For Life charity. A team of ten hit the Ballina Pool at 7am every day during March to raise funds For ReachOut’s Laps For Life challenge. 

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.

Mandy Nolan has been at it again – casting her pods over interesting people. In the latest episode, Mandy is talking to Tim Freedman as he embarks on one of his rare solo tours to launch The Whitlams’ new single Ballad of Bertie Kidd, a six minute crime caper that describes a little known escapade in the long career of one of Australia’s most notorious criminals.

Tim chats with Mandy from the about the government’s slow response to assist artists and the inspiration for his epic new song which launches 30 October.

As part of Great Southern Nights he will be playing Lismore City Hall on Thursday 12 November (lismorecityhall.com.au) and Byron Theatre at the Community Centre on 14 Nov – byroncentre.com.au.

To listen in on their conversation, head to https://www.buzzsprout.com/1166102.


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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

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