May 27, 2014
In this Issue:
Still fighting the good fight, this is the second 'Frack Off the Rig Gig' in Lismore Last year over $12,000 was raised. This year the proceeds are to defend the Northern Rivers against invasive gas mining and all health and environmental impacts.
Grant Carey from the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club is the latest in our Player Profiles.
Dallas James is a singer/songwriter from the hills of Byron. His mellow, acoustic tunes tell poetic heartfelt stories of struggle, love, loss and hope.
My companion mollified me by saying that X-Men: Days Of Future Past had been described as being ‘better than expected’. That is possibly the ultimate in back-handed compliments.
Leaving your home town for greater opportunities in the big city is nothing new. Quite often in Australia, leaving the country is the only hope of having a crack at the world stage.
Kevin Bennet writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of blues, rock and country – telling stories of where he’s from and where he might be going.
A Friday-night game in Ballina was the first of two away games this weekend for the Bruns Breakers. The field was wet and slippery from a downpour 30 minutes before the kickoff.
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After the huge success of Their first album Somebody’s Opus, Ash Bell and Matt Bone, the lads from Starboard Cannons, have just finished their second offering The Valiant and the Brave.
The record books will have Murwillumbah giving Mullumbimby a 34–4 shellacking at Les Donnelly Field on Sunday. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Red Bamboo @ Byron's Kumi Yoshida took the long route via Tokyo to Byron Bay from her birthplace in South Vietnam. Her family moved as refugees to Japan in the 80s where she began her culinary journey.
Byron Bay rugby were beaten 44–15 by First Grade front runners Wollongbar-Alstonville on Saturday. In a game of three parts, a feisty and competitive opening 10 minutes was followed by a spectacular five-try blitz by the Pioneers.
Twelve hundred locals flocked to the Mullum2Bruns paddle over the weekend, raising over $25,000 for the Brunswick SLSC, Brunswick Marine Rescue and Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre.
The dream of being a young artist in France was shattered one July evening in 1999, when 21-year-old Claire McFarlane, who now lives in Byron Bay, was viciously slashed, raped and left to die.
After a long and protracted debate at last Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting, majority of councillors agreed to apply for a $200,000 grant for CCTV in Byron Bay’s trouble spots.
Byron Shire councillor and manager of the Byron Bay Community Centre, Paul Spooner, is the first to announce intentions to contest the NSW seat of Ballina for next year’s state election.
Benjamin Franklin thought death and taxes were inevitable. Now some Australian pundits are saying the same about an increase in the GST, writes Mungo MacCallum.
Some of the region’s top musicians are donating their time and talents for a mega-benefit, with all funds raised going to the Environmental Defender’s Office (EDO).