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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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He said, she said

Fast Buck$, Coorabell At last week’s Council meeting our former mayor had me kicked out of the meeting for ‘disorderly...

Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

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.

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

19-yr-old charged after alleged Mercedes joy ride in Tweed shire

A 19-year-old Tweed Heads South man faces a string of charges related to car theft on the Northern Rivers.

December 2, 2014

Issue 29.25

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In this Issue:

Lack of funds hampers Byron Bay NYE plans

While preparations for this year’s Soul Street New Year's Eve event in Byron Bay are well underway, there is still more engagement needed from the business community, says Byron United president Michael O’Grady.

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You’re not you

It wasn’t that long ago that everybody was posting on Facebook vids of themselves being dowsed by a bucket of iced water. It was to raise money for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable degenerative disease.

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Nightcrawler

John Ford once advised – just keep the camera focused on the actors’ eyes. Never was that edict put to better practice than in Dan Gilroy’s dark and disturbing Nightcrawler.

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All you need is Soja

In time for Bluesfest, SOJA will be releasing their fifth studio album featuring the single I Believe, co-written by and featuring Michael Franti.

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On a Bender with Kaiyote

Sonic Architects National Conference is touring 
the nation taking four of Australia’s most exciting acts on the road, together!

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North Coast rookies back to school

Before they are let loose on the beautiful beaches of the state’s north, the lifeguard class of 2014 had to head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.

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Music to inspire

Learning harmonica at age eleven, music quickly became Trevor Hall’s most intimate companion, guide and creative outlet as he began to write his own songs and perform.

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Byron businesses scoop NSW Tourism Awards

The Byron Beach Cafe has received the Best Tourism Restaurant and Catering Service award at the annual NSW Tourism Awards, held last Thursday in Sydney.

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Same street; choices streets apart

I was driving through laid-back Lennox Head recently and thought I’d take a detour to a pristine stretch of sandy beach.

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Byron steam-weeding contractor under pressure

A current chemical-free steam weeding trial around Byron Shire Council-run parks has come under pressure after comments by a senior council staffer.

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Mullumbimby and Byron hospitals to close

It’s been confirmed that both the Mullumbimby and Byron district hospitals will permanently close once the Byron Central Hospital opens in 2016.

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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.