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Two deaths in Northern Rivers in previous 24 hours, 29 across the state

There were another two deaths reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to  8pm 26 January with 44 people in hospital and five in ICU.

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Two deaths in Northern Rivers in previous 24 hours, 29 across the state

There were another two deaths reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to  8pm 26 January with 44 people in hospital and five in ICU.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 26 January, 2022

There's still loads of stuff on in the Byron Shire and beyond

Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

Storylines – Aboriginal Tent Embassy 1972–2022 – the power of patience

As the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy draws near, the attention of the nation is again being drawn to the lawns of Old Parliament House. However, this time the actions of the few do not encompass the views and needs of First Nations people.

Vale Craig McGregor, 1933 – 2022

‘Craig McGregor was one of the blazing stars in the Australian intellectual and cultural firmament. For more than 60 years he wrote about everything from politics, class, popular culture, surfing and architecture to love, sex, desire and marriage.'

Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

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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Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

RAT upcycling available in Mullum

Most of us have been far more concerned about how to get hold of rapid antigen tests (RATs) over the past few months than what happens to the plastic testing kits after use.

Bill will not prevent social media trolling: Law Council

The nation’s peak law advocay legal body, The Law Council of Australia, is calling for a nationally consistent approach to law reform as ‘the best defence against social media defamation’.