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Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

‘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.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Saltwater mob style

Story & photo Melissa Butters If you’ve ever tasted the wild fish rillettes from The Bay SmokeHouse you know what’s...

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

July 22, 2014

Issue 29.06

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In this Issue:

Calvary

Father Lavelle, pastor to his flock in rural Ireland, is taken aback when a penitent on the other side of the grille tells him of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child at the hands of a priest.

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Sex Tape

We’re still in July, so it’s probably a bit premature to nominate this as the worst movie of the year. It is, however, down there in the depths, giving A Million Ways To Die In The West a run for its money.

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Breakers win first home game of the season

The Bruns Breakers played won their first home game of the season at Brunswick Heads last round

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Rams back in the house

After last week’s first loss of the season, to the Richmond Rovers, the Park Hotel Byron Bay Rams took to their home ground on Saturday determined to make amends.

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Entertainment roundup July 24

It's not just all about Splendour this week – there are plenty of other great acts on the north coast, none the least Mat McHugh playing at the Bruns tonight

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Great win for Shand Geckos

Sport fans, diehards and the unhealthily obsessed were all out in force on Sunday as the two longest-running teams in the Nick Shand series, the Geckos and Main Arm, brought out their carefully nurtured inner champions and attempted to coax, cajole or browbeat them towards victory.

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The Empire goes nights

A Mullumbimby icon since 1945, the Empire CafE is well known as the place to go for milkshakes, breakfasts, delicious burgers and other tasty lunch options.

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Chvches’ – indie sensibilities with barbed pop hooks

Glasgow electro-pop trio Chvches return to Australia after gracing the stages of Coachella, Glastonbury and Primavera Sound and ahead of their appearance at Lollapalooza.

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Ben and the secret society

Ben Howard is a young acoustic troubadour who amassed a secret society of fans via the world’s fiercely loyal surfing community, Ben Howard exceeded all of his expectations in just over two years.

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The road to Splendour

Derived from the Greek word τώρα meaning now, local band Tora uploaded songs to the Unearthed website, and a few weeks later got a call saying the were chosen to play at Splendour.

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Evan’s lapse of reason

new non-verbal documentary consisting entirely of time-lapse imagery has been launched by local photographer and documentary filmmaker, Evan Malcolm.

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Come on over to the Darkside

Darkside is guitarist Dave Harrington and electronic producer Nicolas Jaar, two musicians with vastly different backgrounds, but after years of touring together they have found common ground.

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Hilltop Hoods top of the Oz hip-hop pile

With three consecutive Number 1 albums including the biggest-selling Australian hip-hop album of all time, a swag of ARIAs and countless other accolades, Hilltop Hoods have not only risen to the top of Australian hip-hop.

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Foster The People

Since their unforgettable Splendour debut in 2011 these charming Californians have been one hell of a ride; their album Torches sold nearly two million copies worldwide, reaching Number 1 on the ARIA charts.

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Lily Allen our adorable darling

The world’s adorable darling, Lily Allen, blew our minds on the Splendour stage in 2007, and with her third album dropping next week and confirmed for Glastonbury, we’re super excited for her to do it all over again this year!

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The Jezabels shimmer

One of the hardest working bands in Australian music, The Jezabels shimmer with their anthemic, empowering approach to indie pop.

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The Foals at Splendour

Indie rock legends Foals return to Splendour in all their glory. The Oxford five-piece followed up their 2008 debut Antidotes with the Mercury-shortlisted Total Life Foreverin 2010.

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We’re goo goo for Childish Gambino

To say Donald Glover is a man of many talents is one hell of an understatement. With a batch of albums and mixtapes under the belt of his shorts, it’s wit and intellect that sets this actor, writer, comedian and rapper apart from the rest.

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City and Colour

Splendour ‘hump day’ will host another incredible lineup of great acts with one of the major highlights being City and Colour – the Juno-award-winning singer/guitarist for the Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire.

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Most splendid forums

The Splendour in the Grass forums were a fantastic inclusion into last year’s event and in 2014 they’re back.

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Kelis needs no introduction…

Warm it up! With two Grammy nominations, platinum and gold records, BRIT, Q and NME awards and dozens of Top 10 singles to her name, Kelis is an artist who needs no introduction.

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We love our Angus and Julia

Splendour’s love affair with Angus and Julia Stone ignited following their unforgettable breakthrough performance on the GW McLennan stage in 2006.

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Under a rest with Interpol

New York City’s kings of post-punk return to Australia and to the Splendour stage in all their dapper glory.

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On the in with Outkast

With Hey Ya! Ms Jackson, B.O.B. – Rosa Parks… so many monster hits. Heading up the list of awesome first-day gigs at Splendour 2014 is Outkast.

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Getting Global at the Village

Drawing on the diversity of Australia’s creative subcultures, the Global Village is to Splendour what Byron is to Australia – a centre of cross-cultural creative fusion, living in celebration of freedom and conscious evolution.

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Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...