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Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital get underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital referbishment.

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Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

November 11, 2014

Issue 29.22

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In this Issue:

Kill The Messenger

Based on what happened to an American investigative journo who ventured too close for comfort to a dirty government secret, this movie nobbles itself at the outset by presenting the exposé in its preamble.

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Interstellar

Christopher Nolan is regarded by many – himself included, you can’t help thinking – as a genius of contemporary cinema. Notwithstanding his rambunctious Batman efforts, my personal opinion is that he is a crashing, life-threatening bore

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Music roundup November 13

A great line-up of music from today headed up with hardworking singer/songwriter Dan Hannaford who has won this year’s Play Mullum and Falls Festival Protest Song Comp with his song Payday.

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Shelling-out the entertainment

Matthew Michaelis is known to have a soft shell when it comes to community events with quirky themes. Here he’s plugging the upcoming Prawn (again) Festival.

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Culture November 12

The cultural landscape looks lush this week and is headed up by the Ukitopia Arts Collective presenting the Uki Primary School in their Day of Dance at the Uki Primary School this Sunday. This program is best for beginners to intermediate level and over 12 years old.

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The Noble art of talking about Blues

It’s morning in the office of Peter Noble, festival director for Australia’s premier musical event Bluesfest. The third artist announcement has gone out and Noble is paying close attention to the buzz on social media, heeding the feedback from Bluesfest fans all over Australia and the world.

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No dips in Baraka Foods’ market growth

My wife and I kicked off a product and packaged and freighted this business idea in our garage. I would say that there’d be quite a few sheds and garages in the northern rivers that are lent to the production of some interesting business ideas. Amir and Ricky Zikhron did pretty much the same thing with their Baraka Foods dips and cheese business.

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Local surfers are Loco Loco

Filmmaker Nick Colbey grew up in Byron and went to school there before moving out into the world. Nick now returns for the premiere of his latest film Loco Loco, a 25-minute surf film.

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Remembering ANZACs

Vera Hinchliffe’s uncle Dennis Mullen will be one of the lives celebrated as part of an exhibition called Remembering Our ANZACs, to be held over November 11–17 at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club.

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Market share

The northern rivers contains some beautiful areas and many people agree. Folks visit the region and go back to their respective homes and start packing, determined to resettle in them-thar-hills (or seaside). Quite a few of these excitable new residents are bringing brilliant ideas to our fair markets...

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Business Chamber supports CSG

The AWU argues Australia is the only gas exporting nation in the world without laws to protect domestic consumers but the Northern Rivers Business Chamber believes CSG mining will bring local gas prices down.

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Mullumbimby filmmaker seeks ‘record amount’ from crowdsourcing

  Mullumbimby-based Trevor Keightley,  a producer and director at Under The Sun Media with several documentaries to his credit, is looking ‘to make Australian film industry history’ by seeking $150,000 through the crowdsourcing platform towards his next documentary-drama. This is...

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Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.