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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Doing it right

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Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

February 4, 2014

Issue 28.34

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In this Issue:

Shooting it out on Oz day

More than 300 players took part in the annual Australia Day Shootout at the Ocean Shores Country Club over the Australia Day long weekend.


Probably the greatest game that ever was

Netball is just awesome! There, I’ve said it. But seriously, netball really is awesome.


Moonshine Rugby up and running

The Moonshiners Rugby Club are ready to roll in 2014.


12 Years A Slave

Based on actual events, 12 Years A Slave is the story of Solomon Northup an educated, musically accomplished, free black man living in New York with his wife and two kids in 1841.


The Story of Armen Ra

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is almost upon us, bringing to our screens some cinema gems. One such film is When My Sorrow Died – The Legend of Armen Ra and the Theremin.


Glenn Cardier’s Bluesfest return

There’s no-one else on the Australian music scene quite like Glenn Cardier. Glenn A Baker dubbed him a ‘national treasure’ and Rhythms Magazine said ‘he’s a genie one-off, a maverick’.


Activists target Metgasco investors

An anti-CSG community activist, who started a letter-writing campaign to Metgasco shareholders, said he has been threatened with legal action by one of the shareholders.


Margaret Olley Centre taking shape

Construction of the Olley House, within the Tweed River Art Gallery, has reached a stage where it is time to start relocating the collection items across from their storage site.


The life and times of the local oyster

In some daring moment, you may have proclaimed ‘the world’s my oyster!’ But exactly what is an oyster’s world? Salty wet morsels on a half shell, what sort of life leaves them finally exposed on a plate at a fancy dinner?


North coast TAFEs ‘under threat’

The economic future of the north coast is at risk, say the Greens, from state government attacks on the TAFE sector, which will require students 'to pay more in order to receive less'.


The Italian Diner

The Italian Diner is a buzzy, fun and casual diner in the heart of Bangalow specialising in authentic Italian food. It opened almost three years after the well-known Urban Café burnt down in December 2010


Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.