January 14, 2015
In this Issue:
Anthony Condon Suffolk Park’s Matthew Slee drew on his European racing experience and his time-trial skills to split the A grade field in half at last Sunday’s Criterium race in Byron’s Industrial Estate. Matthew eventually soloed away from the determined...
The long wait for possibly the most previewed movie ever is at last over, and if Alejandro González Iñárritu’s masterpiece is sometimes weighed down by wordy gravitas, that should not in any way detract from its worth.
Goodies is known for its healthy food and juices but with an ever-increasing choice of food, cafes and eateries in Byron itself, Inga and Ben decided to diversify a bit and offer some different selections for the health-conscious punter.
The music roundup this weeks welcomes Steve Smyth back after being involved in an incident in October that left him with a broken jaw: Steve is now fighting fit!
Hailing from Sydney’s sunny northern beaches, The Mammals were brought to the attention of the good folk at Triple J who awarded Guy Brown, head Mammal, Unearthed Artist Of The Week.
Andy Jans Brown launches his new double album Sunshine Avenue at the Rails on Thursday at 7pm. And by the way – wear your PJs!
With a growing reputation as an international hub of yoga, the Byron Shire will strut its sleeping swan and parade its peacock this weekend at the Evolve Festival.
Richmond Valley local government area (LGA) land values have gone backwards in the past year and ranked last among coastal council areas, while Byron shire recorded the second biggest increase, according to the latest valuation report.
Despite $50m being splashed at rail trails for the region, the pressure is still being applied by a group of residents advocating for what they claim is a more equitable bypass and transport solution for Byron Bay.
Wilsons Creek residents have vented their anger at local Nationals MPs over what they say is an inadequate response to landslips in their valley, located west of Mullumbimby.
The Harvest people are obviously ignoring their normal human needs with yet another new Sparrow concept cafe opened and already running like clockwork. The first was on the main street of Bangalow and now Sparrow is open in Byron Bay at 1b Byron St (two doors up from Aldi).
Activist group the Ballina Knitting Nannas held a send-off for Kayak 4 Earth’s Steve Posselt outside the Nationals election office in Ballina on Monday. The group has also disputed Ballina MP Don Page’s claim that gas miner Dart Energy has relinquished its title over all land in the electorate.
I’m waiting to swell my own ranks when human cloning becomes available; until then, there’s only one of me and a great big canvas of choice. So, if you’re ever wondering why you’re not seeing anything of your own favourite eatery in The Good Life, it’s more than likely just a case of logistics.
Recently at a pre-Chrissie get-together, I was having a hammer and tong with a couple of locals about their favourite eats. The resounding and loudest recommendation was from a Mullumbimby resident who strongly advised me to partake of a haloumi burger at the Punch & Daisy Cafe in Mullumbimby.
Waiting to go into the cinema, I heard a woman say to her friend, 'I can’t remember Taken 2 [nor can I], but it doesn’t matter, I suppose'. She was right.
Stephen Sondheim is considered by those in the know to be a songwriter of pure genius, but to my unsophisticated ear his compositions are entirely without melody and, except for the occasional change in tempo, lacking in variation.