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Byron Council to introduce car-free Sundays in the centre of town

Byron Council has taken a further step toward getting cars out of, and pedestrians into, the centre of Byron, by voting to introduce car-free Sundays.

November 25, 2014

Issue 29.24

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In this Issue:

What happens in Washington

On There There, Megan Washington’s second full-length album and the followup to her ARIA-award-winning platinum debut I Believe You Liar (2010) Washington flexes her songwriter muscle, diving headfirst into themes centred on anxiety, bad sex, being unfaithful, being reckless and selfish, losing a best friend, and of course heart-cracking sadness.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

After a decidedly inferior sequel to Hunger Games 1, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has made a mighty return to the screen. It’s not absolutely essential to be au fait with what has happened previously; the preamble will only briefly confound those not familiar with the conflict.


Doing your jazz washing

Tweed Valley Jazz Club go out with a bang this year with a show with the brilliant George Washingmachine at the Condong Bowls Club.


Let’s Be Cops

It’s as though some movies just don’t know when they are onto a good thing. That was my initial reaction to this – it might have been worthwhile but it quickly degenerated into yet another piece of boofhead rubbish.


The summer wine tasting

It’s the inaugural wine tasting event of the Cellar bottleshop this year being held at the Byron Bay Surf Club on Sunday November 30.



Like the Aztec emperor, Montezuma in his last days as a captive of the Spanish conquistadors, typical versions of Mexican food seize my tastebuds, hold them hostage and mortally wound them.


Music roundup November 27

This weekend is shebang full of great music headed up by four-piece Gold Coast band Neem who deliver a mixture of folk, blues, country and a hit of rock.


A view to clean and simple choices

Table View is a beach suburb situated in Cape Town in South Africa and also the namesake of the latest addition to Brunswick Heads.


Screamin’ for her Supper

Grammy-nominated American singer/songwriter Beth Hart blew in on a Californian breeze back in 1999, tearing her way into the hearts of music-lovers worldwide. She makes a return visit for Bluesfest next year.


Culture November 26

Everyone loves a good 'sad opera' (don't they?) This week's Culture features renowned Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo in a stunning performance in the opera I Due Foscari, Giuseppe Verdi’s sixth opera and one of his darkest and saddest.


There’s No Place Like Harmonium

Mel Dobra concludes the I Bow to You 2014 tour, in the belly of the tribe, in Mullumbimby, with voice, harmonium, guitar and many friends!


The long and winding road

When I speak of going out to Lismore from the Byron Shire, it’s about the drive, that long and winding road... that leads to Lismore’s door.


New Apex Park loos cause a stink

New toilets are expected to be delivered at Apex Park on Byron’s beachfront by the end of the week, according to Byron Shire Council, while the surf club toilets are renovated. But not everyone is happy with the timing of the refurbishment and the impact of the portaloos.


Byron Bay youth mobilise against development

Spearheaded by Parkway Drive drummer Ben Gordon, a group of young Byron Bay residents have banded together to create awareness about the issues posed by controversial developments in the town among their peers.


Government opposes Ballina sports centre

The Greens NSW sports spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham last week condemned the Baird government for opposing a motion in favour of building a multi-purpose sports centre for Ballina, saying that the National Party are failing to deliver for the people and particularly the children of Ballina.


Greater Sydney goes into COVID related lockdown

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op board, and Chair Ross Tucker,...

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.