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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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Lismore flood

I walked around the Lismore CBD and whenever I came to a crossing, an oncoming car would stop gently...

Get your art on this weekend

This weekend they are predicting not a lot of rain and even a possibility of sunshine with only a...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the...

Corporate beach

Tallow Beach is a great place to walk your dog and it has got a lot busier over the...

Elliot ecstatic about Albo and confident of a Richmond win

While her win in Richmond has not yet been confirmed, Justine Elliot is very happy about the overall result for Labor and a new government.

Recalcitrant dogs

I could be a lot richer collecting $1 from all those who have told me to ‘get f****ed’ with...
Kate Constantine displays at Ninbella

Blak Enough

‘As a fair-skinned Koori woman, I am constantly justifying myself to white people as to why my greatest sympathies lie with my First Nations kin. My mother is white, and my father is half white – possibly more / probably less; so why would I align myself and my children with a people who have been trodden on, had their culture trampled, their land stolen, and lives ripped apart?….because I am Blak Enough and it is through Blak people (even those who are merely brown on the inside), that we have a duty to change the future for Aboriginal people.’ Both a journey of self-reflection and self-actualisation, Konstantina acknowledges such heavy subject matter in the only way she knows, with bold, bright, fabulous colour backed on black.

Kate Constantine’s exhibition, Blak Enough, will be at Ninbella Gallery from 13 November until 4 December 2019.


Lemn Sissay plays Saturday at Elements of Byron Resort.

Poetry to your ears… Lemn Sissay is back in town!

Back by popular demand, Byron Writers Festival is bringing 2018 Festival favourite Lemn Sissay to Byron Bay with his memoir and poetry performance My Name is Why.

Infused with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the UK’s best-loved poets, this moving, frank and timely memoir is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity.

The event will include a performance by Lemn, followed by an in conversation with vice-chancellor of Southern Cross University, Adam Shoemaker.

6pm, Saturday at Elements of Byron Resort. Tickets from $30 through byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on or call  6685 5115.


Come and study at BSA

Study, exhibit, or reside with Byron School of Art in 2020

BSA is currently accepting applications for three exciting programs on their 2020 calendar.

They are calling for proposals from artists and curators working in a range of disciplines for the 2020 Project Space exhibition program.

Applications to study in 2020 year-long Visual Arts courses close 30 November, as well as for their 2020 Ralph Woodford Artist Residency program.

Details and application forms at www.byronschoolofart.com

Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.