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One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

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How two local farmers’ markets are supporting young farmers

With everyone talking about the empty shelves in the supermarkets at the moment, it’s reassuring to know we have...

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at


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

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

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

September 16, 2014

Issue 29.14

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In this Issue:

De-vine – Jilly Nebbiolo

Jared Dixon sells everyone’s wines at his parents’ bottle-o. He has a soft spot for his own, though. Jilly is his label. His great-grandad was punished after falling for the Irish maid – the maid’s name was Jilly.



Written by Joel Edgerton, director Matthew Saville’s finely balanced film noir demands that its audience decide for themselves whose side they are on – or, more importantly, if they can be on either – without having been spoon-fed a ‘correct’ judgment.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Talk about spoilers – some actors might as well have the word tattooed on their foreheads. The minute that William Fichtner appeared as Erik Sacks, the sober-suited plutocrat, I knew that he would turn out to be the megalomaniacal bad guy.


Exhibition: Matisse

Henri Matisse is a giant of modern art and in Exhibition: Matisse audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the blockbuster Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition, which opened to international acclaim at London’s Tate Museum in April.


Music roundup September 18

This week's roundup is packed full of variety and awesomeness headed up by Jimmy Willing and The Hick-Ups singing songs about one-horse towns, rodeo clowns and girls with holes in their stockings.


Bolo Ma – bowled over by choice

These days you can find some fabulous eateries inside your local clubs, but the Byron Bay Bowling Club has reached a new level after farming out their restaurant area to consummate ex-Melbourne foodie professional David Piesse.


Option for councils to invest ethically unavailable

The question of whether NSW councils should be able to invest their cash reserves ethically has drawn an evasive response from the new local government minister, Paul Toole (Nationals).


The Devils fall at last hurdle in bruising grand final

Trailing 17–6 at the break, Byron’s Red Devils stuck doggedly to the task and kept the Ballina Seagulls scoreless in the second half of Sunday’s NRRRL grand final at Kingsford Smith Park. The only trouble was the Seagulls did the same to them.


De-vine: 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.


The Blitzing of Henry V

Gabriel is a NIDA graduate and this is his first production for the highly esteemed Bell Shakespeare. While a first for Fancourt, this is also a first for director Damien Ryan, making his debut on the main stage.


Taking Art to Heart with Little Dragons

Sue Whiteman and Jeanette Khron head up Little Dragons, an innovative creative program for children with a disability.


Homes needed for typhoon victims

Typhoon Yolanda was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, and devastated parts of the Philippines. The storm may have faded off the radar but many people there still need help. Two Byron residents plan to do just that.


Byron gets Butch

With more than 100 releases in five years, as a producer German-born Butch cuts his own path across dancefloors and decks around the world.


Finding your voice

After nearly 20 years with FourPlay string quartet rock band, Lara Goodridge knows how to keep an edge.


Shark attack victim’s wife speaks

A week after a shark claimed the life of Paul Wilcox, his wife Victoria says that despite her deep grief she would like to stay in the area and is wanting to resettle. She is reaching out to the community for help.


Byron Rams do it again

Damon Bell’s Park Hotel Byron Bay Rams have, for the second year running, battled their way into the grand finals of both the Premier and Premier Reserves Division.


Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?