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January 26, 2022

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Listening to the truth tellers

A long time ago my husband had to attend a meeting in Redfern. He works in the health and academic sector and it was a consultation with some First Nations clinicians and community workers. He arrived a little earlier for the meeting to the centre – not your typical clinical setting but a regular house. On arrival he was greeted by an older woman who led him to a table and offered him a cup of tea. They chatted. Had a laugh. She offered him a biscuit.

Other News

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Comment: Welcome to the Byron Bay family law dilemma – Jesus wept

In spring 2013, Mary and Joseph bought a house in Suffolk Park for $500,000.

Astrological gravitas

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

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression,...

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NSW Health withholds hospital docs

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.


Putting the Stone in Stone & Wood

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 Rugby victors in the Beef to Reef

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.


Pitch Perfect 2 – Movie Review

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…


The Longest Ride – Movie Review

You don’t always get what you bargained for at the movies – and that can be a good thing, too.


Culture roundup May 13

In this week's culture roundup: Shaun Parker presents Blue Love, our monthly Arts Feature, fundraisers for Nepal and the inaugural Bello Winter Music.


Diesel train plan for Byron Bay meets opposition

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.


Youth service resorts to crowd funding as govts reduce services

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.


Tommo’s five-minute hat-trick

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


Mullumbimby unites to help Nepal

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.


Cape Byron Lighthouse to get LED lighting

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.


Red Devils taken to the cleaners at Casino

In rugby league, it is not uncommon to hear the losing side attempt to console themselves with ‘at least we won the second half’…


Things are warming up in The Sun

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.


Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

Former long-distance paddling champion Brooke Harris has found new sporting life with the Rainbow Dragons and likes to take advantage of the new 6am Sunrise session in Ballina.

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 26 January, 2022

There's still loads of stuff on in the Byron Shire and beyond