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Entertainment Roundup

A true OzRock icon and distinguished member of the ARIA Hall of Fame, Russell Morris is one of Australia’s most enduring performers, and just one of the great acts playing over the weekend in the northern rivers.

The Arts & Artist In Focus

 Artist In Focus Laura Targett – mother, musician, fourth-generation artist and self-confessed ‘art-nerd’ – first exhibited in the Ocean Shores Art Expo in 2006 as...

Live music roundup

Music with Pepper Peppers Coorabell are starting up a regular Sunday Live Music Day showcasing local musicians. They will have a different musician every Sunday...

So you don’t think you can dance?

Mandy Nolan I’ve never really got the dancing thing. I’ve never felt comfortable dancing. Especially in public. Dancing has always felt less like a voluntary...

Get Your Skates On!

  Roller Derby embraces women of all sizes. According to Bay Rollers’ Emma Hand, or, as she’s known on the track, Crystal Beth, ‘everything about...

Book explores pivotal moment in Christian history

Michael McDonald While David Lovejoy’s latest book, Heresy, is fiction, it is based in a pivotal moment in Christian history when the influence of Augustine...

Is it easier to buy drugs in Nimbin or online?

Dylan O’Donnell We live in a modern society where I can admit that, like the president of the United States of America, I have tried and...

Big picture lost in carbon hysteria

Most punters seem to have forgotten what it’s really all about: ameliorating the worst effects of climate change.  Mungo MacCallum   So that was week one of...

Rock spiders in gilded palaces

David Lovejoy Rupert Murdoch, to judge by his Twitter posts, does not like Scientology. Some media commentators have deduced from this that News Ltd is...

Jasper’s long journey to reach potential

Photo & story Eve Jeffery Most mothers hope that their children will finish high school, or reach their athletic potential or even become the prime minister...

Committee to be formed for Ewingsdale facility

A community advisory committee will be established by Byron Council to provide input on the Ewingsdale multipurpose facility. A media spokesperson for Council said of...

Chief bureaucrat to address Mullum hospital meeting

A public meeting has been called to allow the region’s top health bureaucrat to explain his proposal to replace night-shift doctors at Mullumbimby hospital...

Another building firm goes bust

Local tradesmen – many of whom are still reeling from the collapse of GJ Gardiner Ballina – have been hit again with another building...

Lennox chamber pres back on deck

After a recent car crash, Louise Owen rebounds with the same dedication to protecting the town Story & Photo Eve Jeffery Three years ago Louise Owen...

Hoops of fun at NAIDOC

Around three hundred people marched for NAIDOC week (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) last Thursday in Byron Bay. It was a wonderful day...

Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.