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September 17, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 17 August, 2021

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Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

Other News

No blank cheques

Since the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its damming ‘code-red’ report on the impending climate emergency...

Lismore’s plateau Lizard will sleep no more

The last time the Lismore Mayor and Councillor met in the Goonellabah chambers, there was a historic decision to hand back culturally sensitive land to the local Indigenous people. In a sequel to the fate of the Lismore plateau, traditionally known as the Sleeping Lizard, the outcome was a little differen

Byron’s vaccination level one of the lowest in NSW

The Byron Shire has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination levels in the state, according to Federal Government figures, suggesting that a significant proportion of the community may be reluctant to get the jab.

Worried about COVID vaccine adverse effects? Here’s what’s happening each week

A breakdown of the weekly vaccine-side effects report from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Putting our money where our mouth is for an Afghan family

The horror the people of Afghanistan are living through makes us ask ourselves what can we possibly do to help? The Ballina Region for Refugees offering the opportunity for anyone to support an Afghan family.

Post not boast

There are a plethora of new websites promoting Byron, posting surf and beach ‘porn’ shots with dolphins leaping and...

Broadwaters styles and moods at the New Brighton Farmer’s Market.

The Waters are Here

Matt Day and Jessie Rose are Broadwaters, playing a vast variety of styles and moods. The duo formed shortly after meeting, in late 2019, when Jessie was recording Matt as part of her SAE degree in Audio. They were bunkered down in their home studio for the better part of 2020 and are currently working on a music video for their next release ‘Home’. Matt says it’s been  a tough year. ‘Trying to manage finances as a musician during a global crisis hasn’t been easy. Having the opportunity to play live again means I have the ability to sustain myself, not just in the body but in the mind and spirit.’

Get an early start to see Broadwaters at the New Brighton Farmers Market on Tuesday from 8am.


Three Lords get to Inception at Byron Theatre

The Inception Adventure

Featured in last week’s Seven – Three Lords had to postpone their Christopher Nolan’s Inception adventure, but the crew are back at the end of the month. Three Lords bring you their next collaboration with local artists for a mind-bending A/V show for this science fiction thriller adventure.

The show is scheduled to go ahead on Saturday 28 August 7.30pm at the Byron Theatre.


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Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

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Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.