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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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SES issues Minor Flood warning for Lismore

Moderate rainfall across the Wilsons River catchment since Wednesday has caused significant river level rises along the Wilsons River and its tributaries, which has the potential to cause minor flooding along the Wilsons River at Lismore late Friday morning.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

March 11, 2015

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Rainbows win gold on Darling Harbour

Recently twenty-two Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club members raced at one of the largest regattas on the News South Wales dragon boat calendar and returned home gold winners.


Attitude and Arabesque

Attitude and Arabesque are classical ballet moves. Now that I’ve got your attention, Peggy Lemaire, owner of the Cool Beans Cafe in Mullumbimby, is a former ballerina.


Music Roundup March 12

This week's Roundup features the fight for our land, our air and our water as local musicians band together to show their support for the anti-CSG/Lock the Gate cause by running a 12-hour fundraiser this Saturday.


Educating the palate; feeding the imagination

Eating a nicely prepared, cooked and served meal out, these days, is as easy as filling your car with petrol.


The Youth, The Rich & The Fake

Reggae and dance-hall champions The Strides are dropping their hotly awaited third album, The Youth, The Rich & The Fake, with their official launch at the Byron Bay Brewery this Saturday.


Political promises proliferate as election approaches

With the NSW elections just over two weeks away, the political candidates have gone into overdrive to win your vote. Here is our summation of the main promises of the major parties' candidates so far.


Unfinished Business

This entirely forgettable movie is most notable for the physical appearance of Dave Franco – I had no idea he was so tiny.



As an offshoot of the anti-hero paradigm, the crim-as-good-guy is a relatively recent development.


Residents fight to stop NBN tower at Clothiers Creek

A protest to stop the construction of an NBN tower held at Clothiers Creek, west of Cabarita Beach, on Monday (March 9) highlighed many months of attempts by residents to halt the project.


Rail corridor to be considered for Byron Bay bypass

Butler Street residents have been calling for it for months – and now it appears Byron Shire Council has heeded their call.


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.