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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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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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. 

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.

Astrological gravitas

The Mullum Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) will soon launch the Spiders Webb telescope, which will break through to...

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

February 25, 2015

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Inside The Great Wave

Indie hobo-pop darlings 
Skipping Girl Vinegar officially launch their anticipated third album The Great Wave 
at Bluesfest this year.

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Music Roundup February 26

This week's round up features Marshall Okell – the Australian music scene has had a long history of uncovering phenomenal talent and the occasional larrikin. Marshall Okell is one man who embodies both attributes.

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Rising to market

What’s in a name? In some cases people sit for hours stabbing in the dark, grabbing at suggestions and generally trying to inject some meaning into a business name. Other times, you just hear the name, you see the product and you say to yourself Yes!

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Support grows for charity surf event

Support for the inaugural The Board Meeting charity surfing event at Byron Bay next month continues to grow.Already more than 20 teams backed by local businesses have entered the event with some of those businesses donating items for the surf memorabilia auction to be held at the after-party and presentation

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‘Drop-in’ sessions on Ocean Shores Roundhouse plans

Byron Shire Council staff will be available today and tomorrow to discuss a planning proposal currently on public exhibition which aims to reclassify the Roundhouse site to ‘operational land – interest changed’.

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Tallowood sports grounds to go ahead

The Tallowood estate at Mullumbimby plans to begin work on sports facilities after a ‘compromise’ was reached with Byron Shire Council.

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Labor aims to ‘terminate’ West Byron plan

If elected, NSW Labor will take plans for the West Byron development back to the drawing board, according to its Ballina candidate Paul Spooner.

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Culture wrap up February 25

We start our Culture column this week with a treat for poetry lovers ho are in for a very special evening of words and music at the first Poetry at the Paradiso for the year.

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Meeting to mull meth in Mullumbimby

According to Mullumbimby community workers, addiction to ice and the subsequent domestic and family violence, mental health issues, and homelessness are issues for the whole town to deal with.

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Music for Freedom

Freedom Fighters is Shahaf Efrat. His music can be described as techno/trance-oriented progressive psytrance mixed with a taste of everyday life experiences.

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Under One Sun

With a strong soul influence and a unique jazz sensibility, and peddling an important message, Under One Sun (Shameem's latest single release) is a catchy soul pop number that will leave you singing the heartfelt lyrics long after song’s end.

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Kia recycles from closet to costume

Kloset 2 Kostume: Celebrity Couture is a free six-week group course held at the Byron Youth Activity Centre and led by Kia Wasley.

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Making a crust

I can attest to the almost inhuman hours bakers keep while toiling for this very basic human dietary need – bread.

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Fifty Shades Of Grey

Anna, a virginal college undergraduate, is whisked away by Christian in his helicopter to the young billionaire’s palatial penthouse in Seattle. After a minimal preamble, she asks, ‘Are you going to make love to me now?’

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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.