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April 23, 2021

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Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

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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

Follow the buck$

JK Mckenna, Burringbar Give Fast Buck$ his own column in the paper. Let him speak. Let him be heard. Let’s also...

Jack McCoy bringing surf show to Lennox

Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

A bouquet for Lilac House

L Jenkins, Byron Bay Nicole Habrecht should receive free paint and brushes and a pat on the back from Council for...

The Channon resilient after disaster

Northern Rivers communities are nothing if not resilient and The Channon community is preparing to take a proactive stance when it comes to disasters in the area.

Discover Ballina & Lennox Head

With easy parking and river breezes, Ballina is the perfect combination of convenience and ease as a destination for shopping and access to services not available within the Byron Shire. Lennox Head is just north of Ballina and is a charming seaside village.

Both are playgrounds for beach lovers, surfers, boats, anglers and eco-adventurers. Its also just a hop, skip and jump (well a 15 minute drive) down the freeway. What are you waiting for?

Old Quarter Coffee Merchants The Book Warehouse Ballina Fair Shopping Centre Discover Ballina Carpet One My Geek Mate Fishy Fishy

Old Quarter Coffee Merchants

1. Old Quarter Coffee Merchants

Ballina’s only coffee roaster/cafe in a unique plant-filled warehouse, offering ethically sourced specialty coffees from Southeast Asia and wholesome bites. Convenient location. Easy parking.

Mon–Fri 6am–1.30pm


0423 415 980

6 Endeavour Cl

The Book Warehouse

2. The Book Warehouse

Catering to book lovers in Ballina, Lismore, Grafton and Coffs for over 40 years.

Find the perfect gift for your Valentine, in store, or browse their online shop. Locally owned. Competitive prices.


6686 0917

65 River St

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

3. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Ballina Fair is filled with glorious gifts for your Valentine, choose from jewellery to perfume, wallets to champagne, PLUS plenty of parking! It’s your local Ballina Fair!


cnr Kerr & Fox Sts

Discover Ballina

4. Shop local, support local

Ballina Visitor Information Centre stocks local products, unique gifts and souvenirs!
Proudly supporting local businesses across the region.


1800 777 666

6 River St

Carpet One

5. Carpet One

Great range, expert advice, professional installation. Residential and commercial. Tough flooring that stands up to the rigours of day-to-day living.


6686 3855

3/5 Clark St

My Geek Mate

6. My Geek Mate

Need help using technology? Come and see Mark of My Geek Mate – ‘Personal tech support for bamboozled bipeds.’
Free parking and no potholes!


0431 122 057

1/53 Tamar St

Fishy Fishy

7. Fishy Fishy

With friendly service and a great atmosphere, their fish is fresh off the boat and they are committed to using local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients wherever possible. Open 7 days.


02 6687 5599

Shop 3, 80-84 Ballina St, Lennox Head

Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.