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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Other News

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Rainbow Region Dragon boat racers pick up third place in return to racing

The Lennox Head-based Rainbow Region Dragon boat team had a promising start to 2021, when they picked up a third place at the Broadwater Regatta.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

February 18, 2015

Issue 29.36

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Film captures acid messiah’s life and final trip

Digby Hildreth Timothy Leary’s advocacy of LSD and other psychotropic substances led to his being labelled ‘the most dangerous man in America’ by Richard Nixon. A visionary and revolutionary of his times, by 1966 he had used chemicals to open the...

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Living next door to Bobby Alu

Back from a solo international tour schedule that would have lesser men freaking out, Bobby Alu has opted out of a summer and is releasing and touring his latest suite of songs, collectively entitled Bay Sessions.

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A northerly aspect

You’d need a couple of lifetimes to get to the end of the good things happening on the north coast.

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What sustains us

This new column comes about with requests to feature people and organisations involved in the networking and sustainable growth of conscientious businesses…

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Cafe culture by night

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote up the Aquarius cafe, bar and restaurant in Lawson Street in Byron Bay.

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Music Roundup February 19

This week's Music Roundup heralds the return of our very own delicious diva Lisa Hunt – she says she is ready to party.

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Culture wrap up February 19

There is nothing like he experience of live theatre and this week's Culture wrap features the Ballina Players’ 'It’s a Wonderful Life' where 1940s radio plays were as popular as movies and their stars were feted like movie stars.

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Man of the world

Xavier Rudd is renowned for being a one-man-band setup with a half-dozen guitar choices, three didgeridoos and various styles of native drum.

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Managing to feed the soul

We humans are sentient beings and when it comes to sitting in someone else’s space, I know I get the jitters if the overall atmosphere is unfriendly, stiff or uncomfortable.

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Youth service struggles with funding cuts

Byron Youth Service is struggling after government cuts and former director, ALP Ballina candidate Paul Spooner, said the federal government policy, 'is destroying all the good work built up by our local community over the last 30 years'.

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Pop-up cemetery for marine life lost to plastic

Activist group Positive Change for Marine Life joined with Ban The Bag NSW to stage a protest action at Byron Bay’s Main Beach on Sunday.

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Spiritually Incorrect – why thinking is the new black

If you like your enlightenment with large doses of spiritual-political satire and activist entertainment, then Alan Clements is for you. This former monk delivers conscience raising that celebrates freedom of expression and the power of the human voice.

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Ocean Film Festival Australia begins

Australian audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean without getting their feet wet this March as the Ocean Film Festival Australia hits cinemas across the country.

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Coffee company to the rainforest’s rescue

The Daintree Rainforest is still in loads of trouble and a local company, Byron Bay Coffee is going to match dollar-for-dollar donations received in donation boxes at local cafes they supply.

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Magdalena ready to weather the coast trek

So much more than a pretty face, ‘weather girl’ Magdalena Roze has two degrees, one of those in the meteorology she delivers to our radio waves and television screens.

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Byron surf festival takes national award

The Byron Bay Surf Festival took out the Surf Culture Award at the Surfing Australia awards night in Manly last week in front of 'some of the most legendary and most influential Australian surfers of all time'.

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What We Did On Our Holiday

It was a throwaway line from Mister Turner that boomeranged back into my head while watching this altogether adorable film; 'no good deed goes unpunished'.

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Selma

Martin Luther King’s 'I have a dream' speech was one of the greatest ever made. It was delivered in 1963, two years before he led the famous freedom march from Selma…

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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.