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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Government fails to support dying at home in Northern Rivers

Approaching the subject of dying is always tricky, often awkward, and never easy. But when you are faced with caring for someone at the end of their life, it helps if you can find support from people who have already navigated the path.

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

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.

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...

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!



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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Culture July 30

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


Mungo’s Crossword N029

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...


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...


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.


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.


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.


Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...