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January 29, 2023

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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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HAAi at Space is The Place

Space is the Place is committed to bringing some of the world’s most forward-thinking electronic artists and DJs to an accessible space for all to celebrate this summer. Ma Presents, who previously brought Floating Points, Patrice Baumel, Helena Hauf and a very secret exclusive with Jamie XX and Peggy Gou to our beloved Shire, have now transformed the Beach Hotel on Saturdays and the odd Friday night into something reminiscent of a super club in the UK and Europe. Experience quality dance music on a quality sound system with a constellation of mirror balls and world-class lighting. January has already seen DJ Boring, Shanti Celeste, CC:DISCO!, DJ Seinfeld, and Pachyman blow minds.

Coming up this Friday night, 27 January, they present Australian-born, UK-based HAAi, supported by First Nations Meeanjin-based artist Dameeeela. Friday, 3 February, UK-based Ross From Friends will be performing live before he joins Fred Again for the Laneway lineup.

Upcoming dates include: Saturday 18 February, Saturday 3 March, and Friday 17 March. They still have Four Tet, Ben UFO and some very special guests yet to come, including support from locals Central Sonics, Jai Piccone and Jono Ma. 

Sets start at 7pm. Note: the Beach Hotel has a 20 per cent discount on all drinks for local residents. Just show ID with a local postcode.

HAAi, Ross From Friends, Four Set, Ben UFO – and more secret internationals at the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay.

For more info, dates and times, and to RSVP go to www.mapresents.com.au, or scan the QR code in their ad.


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Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.