The Independent Planning Commission (IPC) has accepted changes to the koala management plan for the 4500-lot residential development at Kings Forest, south of Tweed Heads.
NSW Health wants to extend and earlier warning about measles infection which may arise from two cases confirmed on the North Coast last week.
In response to the fatal shooting of a man in Lismore last week, hospital staff at the Base say they want clearer protocols regarding the management of prisoners.
Byron Comedy Festival 17- 18 May Each new generation of comedians seem to have their own particular style or feel. Often breaking with the conventions of the past, and always looking for new pathways, it’s always refreshing to see how... Read More →
Karina Hall, Kingscliff Tweed’s Cr Warren Polglase’s claims that $40m would be wasted if the Tweed Valley Hospital site were moved from Cudgen. The NSW government should never have started spending this money in the first place before rezoning approval from... Read More →
Gwyn Hooper, Uki Politicians are supposed to represent the people. They are elected to legislate the wishes of the people. So is it any wonder that they are regarded by the people as being totally out of touch and concerned about... Read More →
Edward Kent, Suffolk Park Council recently declared the acquisition of the old Byron hospital site for $1 a success? Now Council will have to foot the bill for all immediate building maintenance and future upkeep such as broken windows, graffiti removal,... Read More →
Like bubbles? Francisco Smoje, head chef and one of the founders of Barrio Eatery & Bar, is renowned for the refined flavours and humble simplicity of his food. Soon he is teaming up with Julz Recsei from The Sun Bistro... Read More →
John Carpenter’s original Halloween (1978) is regarded as a masterpiece by aficionados of the horror genre (let’s not quibble over the superlative – hyperbole is the norm these days). With Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode, a... Read More →
Bangalow Public School students are preparing for their first Futurama Drama film festival, to be held October 23, 24 and 25.
A round-up of the coming music events in the Byron Shire and beyond
Matt Hanley & Friends: Menaissance album launch Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby | Saturday | $20 As a session guitarist Matt Hanley has played with some impressive artists, including Brian Cadd, Jenny Morris, Doug Parkinson, Troy Cassar-Daley, and a whole lot... Read More →
Alan Veacock, Cumbalum At its most recent meeting, the Ballina Branch of Country Labor discussed at length the recently released NSW State Budget. The branch points out that the budget will do little to mitigate the continuing job losses in regional... Read More →
Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Falling off a ladder and breaking my hip at age 76 is no joke. I am yet another statistic as 70 per cent of falls involve men aged 45 and over. Having braved a cadetship... Read More →
V Thompson, Binna Burra Animal cruelty is a serious crime that is linked to other violent crimes. Studies have shown that those who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit a crime against humans, such as child or elder... Read More →
Tyagarah Beach and East Cape Byron will now be permanently open to beach fishing after the state government downgraded their status from ‘sanctuary’ to ‘habitat protection’ zones.
Do your knees protest on cold winter mornings? Is there a familiar ache that let's you know when rain is on the way? Then you may be exactly the type of person Southern Cross University is looking for.
In the last decade Byron Bay has made itself known as a brand synonymous with hip individualism and style. It seems only right that alongside all the festivals that Byron should have an event to showcase the fashion industry, and... Read More →
Composing Women Muses Trio once again push the boundaries around women composers. Those who have shared in Muses Trio performances know the importance the artists place on uncovering the stories behind the often-neglected creations of women composers. Often, these trailblazers... Read More →
UK-based billionaire Sanjeev Gupta is looking to buy equipment from and use part of the old Holden factory in South Australia to create an electric vehicle production line in what would be a remarkable transformation of Australia’s car industry and... Read More →
To a chocolate-loving woman like me, chocolate yoga sounds like the only way you would get me remotely interested in yoga. Sjha’ra is facilitating chocolate yoga at this year’s Starlight Festival of Healing.
In a few weeks I’m 50. And let me tell you it’s not ageing I regret. It’s the fact nothing’s changed. The world I shook my fist at three decades ago as an anarchist socialist feminist marxist radical environmentalist continues to revolve around violence, greed, exploitation, cruelty, injustice and murder.
TOP 10 ❶ T2 Trainspotting The Godfather 2 is the only other sequel I can think of that actually improved on its fabulous predecessor. Director Danny Boyle, again collaborating with writer John Hodge, returns to Edinburgh to see how his... Read More →
It’s all about the suspension of disbelief when you’re watching a movie about a talking bear living with a family of humans in Notting Hill. Fortunately, this sequel to 2014’s adorable Paddington has that essential element in spades. Directed and co-written once more by Paul King, with the same cast in the central roles (Hugh Bonneville, the lovely Sally Hawkins, Samuel Joslin and Madeleine Harris
American blues musician composer and singer Bobby Rush incorporates elements of blues, rap and funk in his music. Bobby was born in 1933, and his musical career seemed as though it was meant to be, with some of the most influential musicians of the day crossing his path