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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

Other News

Kindness on rise in Ballina and beyond

A community battered by natural disasters and COVID is still finding room in its heart for refugees and asylum seekers, according to Ballina Region for Refugees Vice President Stanley Yeo.

Saving Old-growth Trees on NSW’s own good advice

In the hope of making the New South Wales government take its own good advice, the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) is today launching its Save Old-growth Trees campaign.

Action after the flood: Mullum residents discuss flooding

Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) held a public meeting at the Ex-Services Club on May 16, and with approximately 150 attending it exceeded expectations.

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the...

Computers donated to home schooled kids in Lismore

There nothing like the support of the CWA ladies to help get you through a disaster and the Lismore CWA Evening Branch were very pleased to be able to help their community once again to supply computers to some flood-affected Lismore kids.

September 30, 2014

Issue 29.16

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Pulling on the whites for cricket

For more than 20 years, boys and girls from across the country have been taking part in Milo in2CRICKET. The Milo program is an entry level participation program for five to eight year olds and involves fun, safe activities that teach kids the basic skills to play cricket, in a supportive, non-competitive environment.


Music roundup October 3

A great weekend of music is heading your way with Byron Bay-based roots/folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Tristan O’Meara heading up a great cache of gigs. Tristan has performed for thousands upon thousands on the streets of cities across the world from Australia to the UK, Ireland, to Nepal and Bangkok.


Passion-ate Vegan

Anthea Amore has been a vegan and a passionate vegan and gluten-free cook for the past 26 years. Creating dishes and the likes for others over the years has resulted in the culmination of her new cook book – Passion. Organic vegan recipes to live for.


FNC stars TAP in Sydney

Surf Life Saving NSW’s brightest young surf sport stars have been honing their skills at the NSW Talented Athletes Program (TAP) on Sydney’s Northern Beaches during the holidays.


Culture October 1

A great week of culture starting with Anna Dorrington who presents Grim Fairy Tales where she explores and exposes issues about the role of women, female identity and societal expectations around the concept of the ideal woman.


The case for saving rail from trails

Following from last week’s article where rail trail advocate Geoff Meers espoused the benefits of rail trails, Byron councillor and Trains On Our Tracks spokesperson Basil Cameron puts forward the case for rail’s return.


The Skinny on Tuba

The members of Tuba Skinny are returning to Oz for their fourth Australian tour with a return show in Mullumbimby, the caught up with Mandy Nolan on the way.


Blue till the end

After 13 years of broken bones, broken hearts, sore heads, passive aggression, regular aggression, several arrests, questionable skin infections, and a busload of infuriated tour managers, Bluejuice are calling it quits. For Jake Stone, who has been at the helm since early 2001, this is very much the end of an era.


Footloose and wi-fi free

Brunswick Heads is crowded with good coffee and fare. I say this after chomping down a falafel pocket from Yami’s, then, moving to the right and down the lane, I sidled into Footbridge for my after-coffee.


Double Dipping

Get the Aerogard out or, for some, the neem bush (whatever floats your boat), and join the mozzies and blood-sucking midges for a fiesta of double-dipping with friends gathered on the patio.


West Byron housing figures disputed

A ‘theoretical maximum’ of 1,100 houses is how West Byron developers have sought to explain their calculations on the predicted size of their proposed development.


Byron Bay resident to run as independent in state election

The spectrum for next year’s state election expanded considerably last week after Byron Bay resident Matthew Hartley announced his intention to stand – wheelchair and all – for the seat of Ballina.


Harry’s club of hopeless genius

This year Mullum Music Festival announced their new festival patron. After two years with the vivacious Mama Kin it became imperative that the next patron had to pick up the baton and carry it on to even greater heights.


Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.