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Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

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RATs to the rescue: understanding our transition to rapid antigen testing

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Lismore Council votes in Cr Peter Colby as the new Deputy Mayor

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Northern Rivers closing in on 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases

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Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

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Stop Forestry Corporation causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ to burnt out State Forests

A leaked report revealed that the independent report from the Natural Resources Commission’s to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires had been ignored.

The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

There may be earlier remains of modern humans – but science is certain about these ones.

July 29, 2014

Issue 29.07

Download PDF (19MB) Jump to: Comment | Letters | Northern Rivers Best Kept Secrets | Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival | Seven | Byron Bay Writers Festival Liftout | Cinema | Gig Guide | Good Taste | Service Directory | Classifieds | Byron Shire Council Notices | Sport | Real Estate | Backlash

In this Issue:

MRS Brown’s Boys D’Movie

Do you remember how last week I suggested that Sex Tape might prove to be the worst movie of the year? Well – hold the phone! Another one has come in even lower!

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Hercules

It is only in hindsight that we can understand what a disservice was done to the mighty myths of ancient Greece and Rome by 1960s B-grade sword-and-sandal, low-budget epics.

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Desire at the world’s hard edge

’They say every hero has to leave home, but what those first steps are like I’m yet to know,’ reads the first line of Jessie Cole’s second novel, Deeper Water.

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Max player’s player in Orlando

After football trials in Sydney, 12-year-old Max Lambie was selected from many budding Socceroos from all around Australia to be included in the Foxtel Allstar team that recently travelled to Florida for two weeks with Tim Cahil

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Commercialising the digger myth

It’s about time a book like this came along, as a counterweight to the bronzed Anzac hero-worship culture that engenders a lop-sided, jingoistic view of Australia’s armed forces – Review by Russell Eldridge.

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Entertainment roundup July 31

This week's roundup starts with a celebrations when Stukulele and Miss Amber celebrate Uke Mullum’s third Birthday tonight for a fun family event at The Court House Hotel.

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And so it begins…

This weekend will see the Byron Bay Writers Festival in all it's glory – We spoke to festival chair Chris Hanley and festival director Edwina Johnson about what was in store.

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The Good Life – food, wine and travel

From next week we will be extending our popular existing Good Taste restaurant directory with a new section called The Good Life.

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Junior roller derby is coming to town

Roller Derby comes to town this Friday when teams from Byron’s own Bay Rollers, the Beach Babes and the Hillbilly Hotties go head to head at the Byron Sports Complex.

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The ‘no cash’ experiment

A local musician and artist has just completed an interesting experiment by travelling through NSW and QLD for two months without touching money.

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Mullumbimby’s new mural celebrates potential

A Mullumbimby alleyway has been transformed by young local artist Daniel Hend. Entitled Spiritual Evolution, it was commissioned by Kym Masterson of the Japunumop Noshery on Burringbar Street.

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Asphyxia pulls the strings of delight

Circus performer, artist and puppeteer, and now author, Asphyxia is best known as the creator of the puppets the Grimstones.

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The haunting of Poe Ballantine

On his first trip to Australlia, American author Poe Ballantine will discuss his lauded true-crime memoir Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere, in conversation with Richard Fidler on Friday at the Byron Community Centre Theatre.

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Culture July 30

With lots of comedy in this week's Culture wrap up, there is sure to be plenty to laugh about

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Mungo’s Crossword N029

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Writers Festival volunteers get ready

Story and photo Eve Jeffery The Byron Bay Writers Festival simply would not happen without the generous time, energy and dedication given by the volunteers who donate innumerable hours every year for the sake of the written word. Last Saturday, the...

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Devils edge closer to top three spot as finals near

Tries were distributed generously among the Red Devils on Saturday as they easily accounted for Evans Head to the tune of 42–18.

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Amazing Marcia Hines in Bangalow

I remember meeting Marcia Hines at an SBS filming of a show Mum’s the Word that we did probably well over a decade ago.

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Park trust’s questionable accounting exposed

A freedom of information request for the NSW Holiday Park Trust’s 2012-13 annual report has revealed some questionable accounting.

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The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

There may be earlier remains of modern humans – but science is certain about these ones.

The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.