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Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

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$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round. 

Police appeal for missing woman

Lismore Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating Missing Person, Emily Eden Lazzaroni.

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Liberal Democrats Party candidate Gary Biggs

Gary Biggs lives in the Tweed Shire and owns a small business. He is running as a candidate for the Liberal Democrats Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

Why I’m voting Greens 1 on Saturday

What exciting times we live in. Never has there been a better time to be politically engaged than now. This election is like no other. With the problems of the world bearing down on us, now is the time to make your voice heard.

A gold star campaign and a result full of hope

It’s not surprising that Mandy Nolan got so many primary votes at Saturday’s election for the seat of Richmond – her campaign has been relentless and her volunteers all stellar.


Artist in Focus: Louise King

Louise King is an exciting example of an independent contemporary classical musician.

LouiseKingA refined English cellist with extensive international experience and training, she is an inspiring concert artist, teacher, recording artist, adjudicator and event producer. Louise has won prestigious scholarships, solo prizes and several international chamber music competitions and now performs in Australia’s finest music festivals and classical concert series. As artistic director of Cello Dreaming she runs a busy private teaching studio, produces and presents community and professional concerts, workshops, collaborative performance projects, mentors emerging young musicians, and is music director for the Southern Cross Soloists Winter Music School and tutors for the Australian and Queensland youth orchestras.

Louise King moved to Australia in 2003 after working extensively throughout the UK, Europe and Asia with the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and as a cello, chamber music tutor and conductor of the Royal Northern College of Music Junior Department, Manchester. Louise is a multi-award and competition-winning graduate of the Royal Colleges of Music in London and Manchester.

Louise performs for the Byron Music Society on 19 February as part of its 2017 Program Launch Event. For bookings and details visit byronmusicsociety.com.

Conchita Carambano exhibition at Thomgallery

Thomgallery, situated in Byron Bay’s industrial estate, opened its doors on 11 November last year, with the intention of bringing high-end art to the people of Byron Bay and surrounding areas.

Thomgallery showcases some of Australia’s finest established and upcoming artists, with sculpture by Christian Maas, and will be hosting six–seven shows per year.

For its second show, in association with Harvey Galleries in Sydney, Thomgallery is exhibiting the works of Spanish abstract artist Conchita Carambano.

Utilising mixed media, oil, acrylic and wax, Conchita draws inspiration from nature to produce engaging artworks characterised by organic forms and a sensous use of space, colour and symmetry.

The opening launch starts at 2pm and runs till 9pm on 11 February with a bouncing castle and food truck. Exhibition ends 4 March.

‘We want everyone to be able to come and be part of the day and to witness the art and sculpture we have on show at Thomgallery.’

Thomgallery hours are Midday–5pm Thursday till Monday.

Private appointments can be made outside these hours on 0411 813 999.

Browse the website at thomgallerybyronbay.com.au.

New BSA courses starting soon

BSA has a great selection of short courses starting soon, including classes in printmaking, life drawing and figurative and abstract painting.

The BSA Project Space opens its 2017 exhibition calendar this Friday with Each to Each. Come celebrate the start of a very exciting year of exhibitions. Visit our website to see upcoming courses and exhibitions and to join our mailing list.


Northern rivers premier clay destination

We stock a wide range of clay, glazes, raw materials, tools, and refractory equipment and can deliver from the Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour.

We offer a range of workshops run by some of the most experienced hands in the business.

Our students love being creative while getting muddy!

Check out our website for details: nrpotterysupplies.com.au.

A new pottery school for Byron Bay

Byron School of Clay is an education centre dedicated to teaching pottery and ceramic art. Tucked away in Byron Arts & Industry Estate, we run wheel-throwing courses, weekend workshops and a home-school program for children aged 6–11 years.

We are now taking enrolments for Introduction to Wheel Throwing, a seven-week course for beginners and students with previous pottery experience.

You will learn:

  • Clay preparation
  • Throwing on a pottery wheel
  • Different throwing styles & techniques
  • Ceramic design principles
  • Glazing & surface decoration
  • The firing process.

Join our collective of local creatives and build your confidence, skills and understanding of ceramics as an artform.

For more information visit bsoc.com.au, email [email protected] or call 0421 413 311.


Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.