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Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

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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...

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.

Vax the child

I am writing about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccinations for children. I am and remain a vax-sceptic. My reasons are...

Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

Casino’s winning tap water ways

Yesterday Casino was announced as the winner of the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s Ixom 2021 Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition.

Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.

October 28, 2014

Issue 29.20

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In this Issue:

Katching Up

Hailing from Hamilton, New Zealand, Katchafire have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. The all-Maori reggae band bring their pure classic sound to the Brewery on Thursday November 13.


Tragedy hits league family

Growing up in Mullumbimby, Wayde Kelly was always a lover of rugby league and he and fiancée Kymberlie Shepherd were just about to start their very own junior team when tragedy stuck.


Actor activist activates creatives

Actor and activist Tony Barry along with Greg Aitken and Michael Hennessy, are hosting an event on Friday and Saturday evening. They are calling on all actors, performers, artists, musicians, filmmakers and other creative folk pissed off by political bastardry to partcipate.


Local hospitality businesses unite to address global water crisis

Byron Beach Cafe, The Balcony and Harvest Cafe are helping to raise awareness and funds for clean and safe water initiatives around the world by doing away with imported bottled water to help raise money and awareness for Whole World Water; a fund benefiting clean and safe water programs around the world.


Steph to appear at Byron Bay screening

In 2007, Stephanie Gilmore a high school student from Tweed Heads, qualified for the pinnacle in women’s surfing, the ASP World Tour.


Take away the cars and corral your senses

The plan was to take away the cars, add a dash of creativity, transform Bay Lane in Byron Bay into a pop-up outdoor dining area with colour, light, art and live music. And it seemed to work last Saturday night.


Blowing their horn for Island Vibe

Hailing from Brisbane, Bullhorn is a 9-piece includes a massive seven horn players, one drummer and one monster MC. Their upbeat, family-friendly shows are born from a high-octane mix of funk, soul, hip-hop, jazz, reggae and dance music.


Original Byron bypass plan would have used rail corridor

The Butler Street Community Network, a group campaigning against the Byron Shire Council’s adopted Butler Street bypass route, say the approved 2001 Bypass Environmental Impact Study proposed using the railway corridor.


Federal parties hard in the park

Last Saturday saw the 13th Federal Park Party run in the centre of the village with a wonderful carnival atmosphere, great food and entertainment.


Parkway Drive weighs into Ewingsdale dispute

Ben Gordon, founder of the award-winning metalcore band Parkway Drive, has lent his band’s support to the Ewingsdale residents opposing the proposed seniors living development pushed on by a majority of Byron Shire councillors.


Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

Former long-distance paddling champion Brooke Harris has found new sporting life with the Rainbow Dragons and likes to take advantage of the new 6am Sunrise session in Ballina.

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 26 January, 2022

There's still loads of stuff on in the Byron Shire and beyond

Taxi stolen at knifepoint in Tweed Heads

An investigation is underway after a taxi driver had his cab stolen at knifepoint at Tweed Heads.