May 13, 2015
In this Issue:
NSW Health bureaucrats have refused to release all documents relating to asbestos at the closed Mullumbimby hospital following calls from the Mullumbimby Hospital Action Group. Asbestos is known to be within one section of the hospital building, yet residents claim it is not a health threat as it is contained.
Cast your mind back to the recent state election night. While most people were either enthralled by, or desperately avoiding, the political coverage, friends, family and suppliers of Stone & Wood were treated to the festivities of Stone Day:...
Byron Bay Rugby Union have claimed the trophy and bragging rights in the inaugural Beef to Reef Cup, beating the Casino Bulls 43–5 at home on Saturday.
The Barden Bellas are a prestigious all-girl group of college singers. After three years of being the best on the circuit, the current crop disgrace themselves through a ‘wardrobe malfunction’. The only way back for them is to shine in A Cappella World Championships in Copenhagen…
You don’t always get what you bargained for at the movies – and that can be a good thing, too.
In this week's culture roundup: Shaun Parker presents Blue Love, our monthly Arts Feature, fundraisers for Nepal and the inaugural Bello Winter Music.
Residents in Byron Bay’s Sunrise estate say plans to run a World War II heritage diesel train from the North Byron Beach resort into the town would involve significant disruption, noise and diesel pollution up to four times an hour in their neighbourhood.
For 26 years, Byron Youth Service has run programs, courses, events and activities which have nurtured talent and provided life skills for young people. But funding cuts by both state and federal governments now threaten their ability to provide these services.
They weren’t the prettiest wins in their recent history but the Great Northern Byron Bay Rams did manage to totally overwhelm the battlers from Casino in both Premier and Reserve grades on Saturday
A benefit gig for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal is set to feature Wild Marmalade, Gabriel and Cecilia, Walrus & The Carpenter, The Hottentots, Amir Paiss, Avishai Barnatan and Shai Shriki. Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson will MC.
Renovations are underway at the Cape Byron Lighthouse that will include upgrading the light source of the lens to modern LED (light emitting diode) bulbs after painting works are complete, as part of a trial.
In rugby league, it is not uncommon to hear the losing side attempt to console themselves with ‘at least we won the second half’…
These days there’s only a very short list of family-friendly venues where you can get a good meal for a reasonable price, have a drink and let the kids run around safely within sight of the dining table. That’s why The Sun Bistro in Byron is very popular with parents.