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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Right to die

James Regan, Myocum Jeff Dawson’s article ‘Celebrating a life and dignified death’ (10 February) highlights the systemic bias that exists...

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Loveday wins All Shorts second year in a row

Filmmakers travelled from where COVID allowed this weekend to be part of the 30th birthday celebrations for Flickerfest in...

Lennox Head thrash Ballina at cricket

A century by Jacob Fulwood helped Lennox Head second grade cricket team to a strong win over the Ballina Bears in the Coastal League last Saturday.

June 3, 2014

Issue 28.51

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In this Issue:

All Aboard the Graveyard Train

In a few short years Graveyard Train have morphed from a bunch of mates getting drunk and playing small dive bars to a band trying to maintain some semblance of professionalism.


Dancing to RüFüS

Back in 2010 three Sydney boys created an indie dance band. Just four years later the boys have gone from strength to strength with a swag of ARIA nominations.


Snap rally to ‘Bust the Budget’ for Byron Bay

North coast residents are being urged to take part in a snap rally to protest the impact of the federal budget on the community at Byron Youth Centre on Sunday from 1pm.


Rams’ match of the season

Story & photos Dog Whistle Billed as the ‘Match of the Season’, Sunday’s clash between top-of-the-table rivals, Byron Bay and Lismore Thistles was no disappointment. The reserve grade teams were fairly evenly matched, with Byron looking the stronger early in the...


Gliding with Grace

One of Australia’s most successful recording bands from the 1980s, Eurogliders, are reuniting for a run of special shows throughout 2014.


Funny Funny

At the Court House in Mullumbimby open mic…this month features Mandy Nolan as the regular MC. Nolan always has something to say that is sure to fire up the crowd.



The opening sequence in writer/director Craig Monahan’s unheralded gem Healing, of an eagle in pursuit of a hawk, is breathtakingly fast and tense.



Maleficent might be described as Disney’s very contemporary prequel to the studio’s famous animated version of Sleeping Beauty (1959), only with an unexpected but touching twist when Aurora is aroused from her slumber.


Depleted Red Devils staved off by Papists

Sunday’s 16–14 loss to Marist Brothers in round eight of the NRRRL might ironically have provided Byron Bay with more positives than you’d normally expect from a defeat.


The Shand cricket series rides again

With much of the world in turmoil and the local political landscape a bleak and pitiless picture it is strangely comforting to know that a winter’s worth of Sundays are about to be frittered away in a most unproductive manner


Mullum gets the Big Picture

The community got together on Saturday for the Big Picture Show, an inspiring event aimed at making plans for the future of Mullumbimby.


Fins Restaurant

The ‘secret ingredient’ that makes some chefs a ‘hit’ was in focus at Fins Restaurant last week.


Mungo’s Crossword N021

To fill out this crossword online a you need a browser or PDF viewer that is able to fill out PDF forms. If it doesn’t work in your browser try downloading it and viewing in Adobe Reader or Acrobat...


Reconciliation Week 2014

Held every year between May 27 and June 3, Reconciliation Week marks the anniversaries of two very important Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders anniversaries.


Sydney developer buys into West Byron

Prominent Sydney CBD property developer Terry Agnew has bought a sizeable portion of the West Byron project, prompting claims by the residents that the ‘locally-owned’ aspect of the development now has little relevance.


Big weekend for Byron Shire union

In a local derby blockbuster, all three of the shire’s union teams descended on the rec grounds in Byron Bay for a rainy day event on Saturday.


Tony works through the five stages of grief

The one certain thing about Tony Abbott’s first budget is that it has produced a lot of unhappiness, and not only among his political opponents, writes Mungo MacCallum.


Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.