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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

January 28, 2015

Issue 29.33

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In this Issue:

Plans to create anti-fracking film underway

Local activist Tony Barry is joining forces with filmmaker John Rado, Byron Bay solicitor Adam van Kempen, and activist/script-writer Daryl White, to produce a 90-minute action-comedy-adventure Who Unlocked The Gate?


Pleased to meet you; meats to please you

People often ask me where they can take their visiting friends and relatives for a good meal around town. Locals too are looking for unusual digs to eat in and enjoy


Music Roundup January 29

This week's music roundup begins with some home grown talent as Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini, get ready to hit the Byron markets on Sunday.


Eat dirt and bless it

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have some extra kilos on after the silly season – it’s inevitable, and even though I eat to work, December and January hold particularly dangerous times for my waist.


Culture January 28

This week's Culture wrap up starts with a touch of magic as renowned magician, comedian, mime artist, inventor and unusualist Raymond Crowe brings his full-length show to Byron Bay.


Big Album for A Little Province

After five years of playing together, local lads A Little Province have released their debut self-titled album.


NBN rollout yet to include Byron Shire

While the nationwide rollout of high-speed internet continues, any plans for Byron Shire are yet to be announced. The federally owned NBN Co has been tasked with the job, which has been described as ‘the largest infrastructure project in Australia’s history.’


One mob… surviving and thriving

'Jingi Walla! Hello!’ echoed across town on Monday as hundreds of tourists and locals gathered at Main Beach in Byron Bay to celebrate the survival of the Indigenous people of this country.



I missed Angelina Jolie’s ‘In The Land Of Blood And Honey’ (2011), but if it was as bad as reports suggest, this second effort might at least get a tick for being an improvement.



In popular culture, the road trip (or in this case, hiking trip) is synonymous with a journey of self-discovery. The road that Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) follows, on her own and on foot, is the thousand-mile Pacific Coast Trail.


How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.