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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

November 4, 2014

Issue 29.21

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From Alaska to Oz: PortUGAL the Man

Prolific on stage and in the studio, Portugal. The Man have to released seven albums while keeping a pace of 200 shows each year since the band’s formation.


Is that a Martini in your pocket?

Mandy Nolan Founding member and director of Pound Records, Martin Martini, is a true believer. As a musician himself, he tests the boundaries between cabaret and dirty jazz and as a record producer he does the same. Self taught, Martini...



What a fantastic movie – and guess what? The heroes don’t carry guns! True. When it ventures into the realm of social history and comment, cinema can easily become tendentious to the point of preachiness, but director Matthew Warchus and writer Stephen Beresford have avoided that pitfall by treating a serious issue with equal parts earnestness and ebullience, gravity and humour.


Rise of the Underdog

The sad truth is that Australian movies are shot on a budget that is like an oily rag compared to the petrol guzzlers of even middle of the road Hollywood productions – the big studios spend more on PR than local filmmakers can muster for cast and crew.


Byron Bay Summer Youth League comes into its own

The young up-and-comers of the SAE-Qantm Byron Bay Summer Youth League squad came into their own in round three of this year’s youth competition.


Aussies want to holiday with…

If you think getting that pesky marketing call at 6pm is a waste of time, what if you were surveyed on which famous couple you’d want to holiday with? The results were, well, dare I say ‘interesting’ (I prefer to stay at home, no kids and definitely no celebrities to spoil the peace and quiet - but that’s just me).


Carving a niche in food and soap

Gitta Radau is one of the many talented locals who over the years have called the northern rivers home. There’s something in the human psyche that genuinely responds to fine craft and objects of skill.


Hooroo! It’s the Yacht Club DJs!

Yacht Club DJs bring their eclectic taste in friends and mashup tapes to the stage at the Hotel Great Northern this week.


Captain Kirk at the Beach

Soul talent Shaun Kirk has come a long way since his debut release in 2010. It’s been said he has one of the finest blues voices in the country. This explosive solo act is definitely someone well worth catching when he comes to Byron next week


Belinda is Utterly Delicious

New from Penguin Australia is Utterly Delicious Simple food by Belinda Jeffery. All around Australia home cooks praise food queen Belinda Jeffery for her brilliant knack of creating recipes for dishes that work and you want to cook again.


Byron reveals plan to regulate holiday letting

A plan to try to regulate Byron Shire’s booming but illegal holiday letting industry is now out for public comment. Up to 900 properties in the shire are understood to be currently holiday let, causing many sleepless nights for some residents.


A little Rae’s ’n’ sunshine

It was my birthday and what we thought was early for a Sunday at one of the most sublime barbecue sites on planet Earth, this of course being Wategos Beach. A contingent of immediate family decided it was a good plan to gather at Rae’s for the special occasion of my birth.



Zac Shabtai is the owner of this locally well-known little take away / eat-in – Yami.


Burra Jurra brings Bundjalung and Doomadgee together

On Sunday morning more than fifty kids, locals and from as far as Doomadgee in Queensland, made a splash at the Burra Jurra Surf Day held at The Pass. Participants in the program welcomed a cool southerly change and a great reprieve from the recent hot northerly winds.


Local gives youth venue a boost

The Widow’s Cottage is an important venue for the Byron Youth Service, which provides great activities for teens in the Mullumbimby area. In recent times the cottage has been in need of spruce-up and a good man has come to its aid.


Single-species growth is not natural abundance

The growth plan for Byron Bay? To be economically viable, I am told that we need to expand from village to town. The NSW government definition of ‘town’ has a population over 20,000. To my mind, 20,000 koalas is ambitious.


International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.