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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...

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Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

There may be earlier remains of modern humans – but science is certain about these ones.

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

Food for thought?

‘The fundamental cause of the trouble,’ he wrote, ‘is that in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while...

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

December 30, 2014

Issue 29.29

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In this Issue:

Chef profile: Gavin Hughes

Scottish-born Gavin Hughes is head chef at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa. Gavin has always been a true advocate of all things local, ensuring the restaurant adopts a paddock-to-plate philosophy and uses regional producers wherever possible.


Bombs Away for Sheppard at Bluesfest

http://youtu.be/Q1orcRTZNU0 Brisbane’s Sheppard are continuing to build on a stellar 2014 after managing to achieve such milestones as the highest-selling Australian single for 2014 with Geronimo, four amazing album launch shows, sold-out headline shows at London’s Barfly, New York’s Webster...


Culture December 31

This end of year Culture wrap start with Austen Tayshus, the comedy superstar, who first came into being in 1981, has the ability to take a room hostage just with his tongue.


The trick to service is having some

I was going through some old photos the other week and came across a photo of myself dressed up to the nines. I was competing with another five thousand wide-eyed kids. We were all trying to nab a job.


Tales of parental alienation and a collapsing legal system

Imagine your relationship has broken down, and there are kids. It’s an all too common occurrence, and if you are lucky to have a reasonable ex-partner, an amicable resolution can be reached.


Roads under gridlock

The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Transport Management Centre sent out pre-Christmas warnings saying that major roads across NSW will experience a dramatic increase in traffic volumes.


Retired planner submits his vision for Byron Bay

A retired town planner has put forward a new vision for Byron Bay. Entitled 'Reclaiming The Spirit Of Byron', the vision shows how Byron Bay town centre can encompass its natural surrounds and enhance the open environment to be an integral part of the town.


Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

When you’re on a good thing, stick to it. What began as a fun fantasy with surely no expectations of longevity has now had its third outing and will inevitably turn out to be a nice little earner for its backers


Big Hero 6

Knowing that this animation was based on a Marvel comic meant that I didn’t exactly approach the cinema with a spring in my step, but sometimes you should leave your preconceptions at home.


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box #174 Sex tips

Some hot sex tips from Mandy to start off the new year on the right footing. WATCH VIDEO


Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

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.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.