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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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Food for thought?

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Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

Astrological gravitas

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

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'.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night...

March 25, 2015

Issue 29.41

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There’s a Boy & Bear in there

Boy & Bear may have formed in 2009, but by 2011 the group had bagged an impressive five ARIAs for Moonfire, garnering Best Group, Album of the Year, and Breakthrough Artist Single & Album.


Councillor defends himself over rock-wall phone call

Byron Shire councillor Sol Ibrahim has found himself defending questions over a phone call he made to a potential tender applicant for the proposed rock wall at Belongil.


Mullum girl who ran away with the CIRCA

NORPA kicks off their new season at Lismore City Hall on Friday and Saturday with CIRCA’s new show Beyond, featuring two former Spaghetti Circus students – all grown up!



What with there being so many sequels and prequels churned out by the big studios these days, it occurred to me that a few minutes spent recapping what we saw twelve months ago might not be out of order



‘I make things up for a living… I’m a reporter.’ Danny Huston’s introductory voice-over had me hooked from the first minute of the (to me) under-achieving Tim Burton’s new movie.


Mullum-Bruns play finals at home

The Mullumbimby-Brunswick Heads Cricket Club are hosting the Far North Coast Coastal League Grand Final against Murwillumbah after beating Tintenbar in the semifinal last Saturday.


Fundy for Cori

After being selected at the State Championships last year and competing in trials in Sydney, Cori Hardy has been selected for the U18 women’s NSW Blues Hockey Team to compete at the National Championships in Adelaide early next mont


Free ‘cooking with less waste’ workshop

According to CSIRO data, throwing out a kilo of beef wastes the 50,000 litres of water it took to produce that meat.


A culture of warmth

On a day many years ago when I was not more than seven years old, I ended up at my father’s work in the city…


World champs headline Australian longboard open

The Australian Longboard Surfing Open is a five-day celebration of the surfing lifestyle held in March each year in the warm, wave-rich waters of Kingscliff.


Culture Wrap March 25

A great week of cultural events headed up with Circus Arts presenting an evening of aerial gold as the advanced students, adults and coaches create a cabaret befitting the roaring 20s.


In Solitary With the Man who Wore Black

Johnny Cash was one of the most iconic, influential and enigmatic performers of the 20th century. In his acoustic show, 'In Solitary', Daniel Thompson performs songs spanning Cash’s entire incredible career.


Byron Council staff ignore government over bypass options

Residents of Byron Bay’s Butler Street who would be affected by a town bypass say they are alarmed by Byron Shire Council’s detailed plans for the proposal, which was presented to the public at last week’s Farmers Market.


Track removal, public transport major issues for Byron voters

Ripping up the railway tracks emerged as an unpopular move from the Ocean Shores meet the candidates night, held on Monday.


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.