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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Kingscliff man charged over rape allegations

Tweed Byron police have arrested a 35-year-old Kingscliff man over rape allegations.

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Byron Council to introduce car-free Sundays in the centre of town

Byron Council has taken a further step toward getting cars out of, and pedestrians into, the centre of Byron, by voting to introduce car-free Sundays.

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

August 19, 2014

Issue 29.10

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In this Issue:

Key Please reducing the stats

Free breath testing and transport information was on offer at the recent At the Keys Please Kiosk at the Splendour In The Grass festival, and the stats collected from the initiative are in.


Byron 2 Bruns too much fun

The rain kept away for Sunday’s running of the Byron 2 Bruns Beach Run, a fundraiser for the Brunswick SLSC. First across the line was Tim Brebner in a time of 38:04 and first for the women in fourth place overall was Heli Murray in 44:13.


A walk in the Park

When you come across people with vision and experience you tend to see it straight away. When it comes to restaurants though, you don’t always meet the people behind the food you’re eating, but you soon get a sense of what they might be trying to accomplish.


Tick tock on the soccer clock

The pendulum swung true on Saturday when the Park Hotel Byron Bay Rams travelled to Lismore to meet arch-rivals Lismore Thistles for the penultimate round of the 2014 season.


Wild Ferment Cabernet Franc 2013

Witches Falls Winery is a James Halliday Five Star winery (2014) and one I visited on a fleeting overnight stay in Mt Tamborine recently.


Byron mural artists draw many admirers

Renowned graffiti artists using a new line of eco-friendly spray paint came together for a joint artistic enterprise in Byron Bay over the weekend.


Flavours that’ll drive you bananas

I felt peckish but not hungry. It was 11am, blood sugar was low and the Empire Cafe was near at hand. I politely enquired, ‘Do you have a small treat I could have with a tea?’ I was incognito but stopped short of writing a review on the crazy collection of banana breads they then offered me.


Growing evidence of Organic Goodness

I asked a local expert how much evidence there really was that naturally grown food is better for you. I know it is, and you probably do too… but how can we tell that what we’re buying really is really good for us, apart from the fact that it looks ‘grown’, green and crunchy?


Find Yourself in The Church at Mullum Music Festival

With Mullum Music Festival in its seventh year and the lineup announcement happening this week, everyone is talking about headline act The Church


Devils make a rod for their own back in Casino debacle

On Sunday morning, regardless of the outcome of their away fixture at Casino, the Byron Bay Red Devils were almost assured of a top-three finish on the NRRRL ladder.


Love and Light

So many people have met the owners of Heart and Halo, Samiya and Tusta. I know this because people tend to gush when you mention this hidden and unassuming little Indian-inspired vegetarian eatery in Byron Bay.


Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

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.