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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

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.

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.


Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

Casino’s winning tap water ways

Yesterday Casino was announced as the winner of the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s Ixom 2021 Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition.

Spice Palace: Fresh, local and made from scratch

Rob Cullinan and Duska Jefed are the couple behind Spice Palace. They lovingly make dips, tapenade, dukkah, harissa, chilli...

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.


Boat people we are

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

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'.