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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

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Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

May 27, 2014

Issue 28.50

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Weekend Roundup – May 29

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.

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Player Profile – Grant Carey

Grant Carey from the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club is the latest in our Player Profiles.

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Dallas comes to Mt Burrell

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.

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past

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.

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Looking at the future in the Big Picture

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.

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As it is in Kevin

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.

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Breakers’ great weekend

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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Mungo’s Crossword N020

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Bell and Bone – The Valiant and the Brave

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.

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Undermanned Giants trampled by Mustangs

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.

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Red Bamboo @ Byron

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.

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Byron Bay rugby union down but not out

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.

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Mullum2Bruns paddle in pictures

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.

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Rape victim navigates French legal system

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.

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Byron Council applies for CCTV

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.

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Spooner seeks state Labor preselection

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.

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The GST has escaped the bag

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.

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Childs and Cox sing for EDO Benefit

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).

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Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.