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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Byron Bay’s first ever matured spirit wins gold medal at London Spirit Competition

While the Northern Rivers region is well known for its environment and lifestyle, it is also becoming known for...

Boarding houses

Matthew O’Reilly, CABS president and Council candidate for the new Byron Greens The over-development of cramped boarding-house accommodation in Sunrise...

More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

Come and try basketball in Byron

The next generation of female basketball players, with coordinator Karen Irwin, turned up to a ‘come and try day’...

He said, she said

Fast Buck$, Coorabell At last week’s Council meeting our former mayor had me kicked out of the meeting for ‘disorderly...

Dreaming about a bucket-list surfing and wellness holiday?

Have you always dreamt about traveling to exotic ‘bucket-list’ beach destinations like Bali or Vanuatu… or are your dreams...

March 18, 2015

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Devil of a Man with Voice of An Angel

Marlon Williams’s music is built around the belief that the song is all that matters – For this country/bluegrass musician making music is sometimes as much about getting it wrong as it is about getting it right.


Music Roundup March 19

This week's Music Roundup features the Tea Party's Jeff Martin who following a mammoth year of recording and touring in Canada and Australia, hits the road in solo acoustic mode touching down at the Byron Brewery this Saturday.


Culture March 19

This week's Culture wrap features 'Hyla' by Julie Corbet which is on show as part of Illimitable exhibition opening on Thursday at Art Piece in Mullumbimby.


Getting in the Spirit

Festival Directors Alex Grant & Kate Little talk about what is in store for this year’s Spirit Festival – mantras, music, yoga, chanting and whole foods. a celebration of everything good for the inner you.


Jo Jo – Soul-O

The beloved one-time local resident Jo Jo Smith returns for a very special solo concert at Wilsons Creek this Saturday.


Soul food; and a place to eat

Last week I highlighted the Shearwater canteen in a brief history of its custodians and spoke on the effect that a creative, eclectic and healthy menu can have on students


Far North Coast rev it up at SLSC championships

A contingent of athletes from Far North Coast Branch rivals Cudgen Headland and Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club travelled south last week for the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships, both finishing among the medalists.


Twisted Daze

Kellie Knight and the Daze have been at the forefront of the north coast’s soul and funk scene since their inception five years ago.


Inherent Vice

‘Doc’ Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is like a stoned, hippie version of Colombo – in fact, I’ve not seen so many joints smoked onscreen since Seth Rogen and his man-boy droogs were last in town.



There is an ‘all that glitters is not gold’ moral here: Unheralded South African director Neill Blomkamp caught everyone’s eye with his confronting futuristic drama District 9 (2009).


NBN Co ignores residents’ protests over ‘illegal’ tower

The corporation tasked with the the rollout of NBN towers and fixed lines across the country has ignored pleas to halt a controversial tower being built close to residents at Clothiers Creek, west of Cabarita Beach despite resident claims it is illegal.


Forced council mergers likely under Baird govt

The forced merger of councils has not been ruled out by the NSW government, leading the state’s peak body that represents local government to accuse the Liberals and Nationals of planning amalgamation 'by stealth'.


Mullum busts the meth myth

A frank, honest, sometimes funny and at times sad discussion about the drug ice was held in Mullumbimby on Monday night. Just one myth busted was the belief that ice, or methamphetamine, isn’t a significant issue in regional Australia.


Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.