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Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.