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February 2, 2023

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Controversial development that would dwarf Uki under appeal in L&EC – Tweed Nightcap Village MO

The contentious Nightcap Village $39M multiple occupancy development near Uki, promoted by Pete Evans, will have its appeal to the Land & Environment Court (L&EC) against the NRPP's refusal will be heard from 9 Feruary. 

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Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

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Appeal for flag stolen from Bruns

The two Aboriginal flags that fly high over the Brunswick River Bridge on Invasion Day have become a potent symbol of survival and solidarity for many in the Shire. 

Elanora woman murdered – police seek sightings of Ford Laser

Detectives investigating the murder of 61-year-old Wendy Sleeman are appealing to anyone who may have seen or captured vision...

Dear Byron Shire Council

Why, oh why, did you not add a traffic calming device when you recently sealed Clay Rd, Mullumbimby? This was...

Who’s extinct now?

The Nationals MP for Clarence, Mr Gulaptis, is soon to retire and I can hear the koalas clapping. As...

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

New Blood on at the Byron Theatre

If you missed out on tickets to October’s sold-out season of the award-winning local musical New Blood, you will be thrilled to know that it’s back by popular demand for a second season in February. The musical that got the whole region talking is back, for two nights only, at the Byron Theatre, 8–9 February. This new musical, created by local musicians and performers, is an absolute ‘must see’ – it’s funny, deeply moving and resonated loudly with local audiences.

Set in a small town undergoing enormous change, New Blood explores the ebbs and flows of relationships, showcasing the humanity and the hilarity of small towns and the quirks that are instantly recognisable.  

Sally Schofield said ‘New Blood fires arrows right into the heartland of regional Australia, revealing irksome details and inconvenient truths of tree-change life.’

Co-written by talented locals Melia Naughton, Joel Cooper, Anouska Gammon, Elodie Crowe and Mikey Bryant, this clever ensemble of five is supported by live violinist Sue Simpson and an intimate piano score. With initial seed funding from NORPA, New Blood was crowned ‘Most Outstanding New Work’ at the Gold Palm Theatre Awards in December. New Blood will be making its national debut later in February at Australia’s largest international arts festival – the Adelaide Fringe Festival. 

Tickets have once again nearly all sold out, so jump to it and head to the Byron Theatre website or the New Blood Instagram to secure your seat.


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