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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...

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Miracles left, right and centre?

It's emerged Scott Morrison had used a taxpayer-funded VIP jet to attend a Pentecostal conference on the Gold Coast.

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Thousands of sober stoners march for drug law reform in Nimbin

Nimbin HEMP Embassy President Michael Balderstone said he was surprised at the high turn-out, given a heavy police presence on streets surrounding the rainforest village.

Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

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. 

September 9, 2014

Issue 29.13

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In this Issue:

House-made Roadhouse

Some things you just never get tired of – aged scotch, good food and wine, great sex (yes, I just said that), and there are just no substitutes for coffee, chocolate and smokes (I don’t anymore, but have).


Into The Storm

A few years back I attended an Asha Bhosle concert at the Opera House. The minute that the legendary Indian songstress appeared on stage, the auditorium became a sea of raised hands, like submarine periscopes, all clutching phone cameras.


If I Stay

According to Chloë Grace Moretz’s brief bio on IMDb, her father was a plastic surgeon. It is alarming to think that a not-yet-mature actress might already have had her features ‘enhanced’ (her top lip suggests it’s so), but that’s showbiz, I guess.


Giving a Toss about Fathers Day

Father’s day dawned grey and pale as Clive Palmer’s complexion, the sky a low-hanging sheet of lead leaking greasy drizzle like a dodgy head gasket, but the grass-stained gladiators of the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series were desperate as Afghani refugees to get the first semi final under way after two weeks of weather delays.


Culture September 10

From comedy to Crabbes Creek to ecstatic dance, there's a lot to keep you busy in our culture section this week


Bursting the Byron housing bubble

Recycling old farm outbuildings and permitting alternative housing development in the hinterland would provide a way out of Byron’s escalating affordability crisis argues Michael Murray.


Surgical services for new Byron hospital in doubt

Concerns over a lack of operating theatres in the planned Byron Hospital have been hosed down by NSW Health, but a community groups says there is still no guarantee a surgical facility will be built there.


Government slammed over West Byron secrecy

NSW planning department staff are refusing to be transparent with the community after key information was omitted from a freedom of information request regarding the proposed West Byron Project.


Timbers on the Rails

This year The Timbers released their debut album Lawless and it’s been a wild ride ever since. They showcase a distinctive alternative folk flavour reminiscent of bands such as The Pogues and Mumford and Sons.


Katie and you

Katie Noonan is a 4-times ARIA Award winner, a musician with an impressive technical mastery and a voice so pure she has become one of Australian’s most versatile and beloved vocalists.


What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Co-op meeting

Annette Snow, Myocum As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years, I left last Wednesday’s meeting...

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over the supply of Mullumbimby’s water...