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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually...

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.


The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

French hypocrisy

The French are understandably upset about being stabbed in the back by Australia’s sinking of the submarine contract. They...

A prisoner of hope – healing possible as Country returned

In a recent conversation, with a dear friend, Gumilaroi educator Professor Bob Morgan, my spirit was lifted when he told me that after 50+ years of struggling for justice and equity for First Nations’ people in Australia and overseas that he remains ‘a prisoner of hope’ despite the glacial speed of progress and change.

June 17, 2015

Issue 30.01

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For the love of loaves

Not all breads are created equal. Sol Breads entice us back to good grains with their commitment to organic and artisanal practices that make its loaves a crusty cut above. Bayleaf cafe in Byron Bay sets the stage beautifully for...


Waiheke, wine island

If you feel that our area around Byron Bay is paradise, you can get fussy about your seaside holidays. Waiheke Island, a 30-minute ferry ride from Auckland, has a natural beauty similar to the nearby Coromandel, plenty of beachhouses...


The Nightingale

There is nothing startlingly new in the story of a little kid and an old man going on a journey of mutual self-discovery – it is a road-trip standard. This one (screening at Pighouse Flicks) is different insofar as...


Alt Kimber

With a hot new single Stumble in the Dark under her belt Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel pull into town for a show at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services. Okay, everyone says it, it’s been around for yonks now, but in your...


Gabriel and Cecilia’s latest launch

In a few short years life has gone full circle for local musicians Gabriel and Cecilia. Before becoming finalists on The Voice, the brother/sister duo won the Youth Mentorship at Mullum Music Fest, and now they are mentors for young...


Jurassic World

Hollywood’s willingness to re-boot a blockbuster has no limit. It’s been more than twenty years since Steven Spielberg brought the dinosaurs back to life in Jurassic Park and you’d think that, given the astounding developments in CGI etc in...


This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius

Caz Parker Many moons ago Aquarius Café and Dining was a modest place. Well, as modest as a cafe can be with a massive rock perched skyward in the middle of the room like a mystic altar to the Byron...


Byron repel Turkeys in thriller at Red Devil Park

At the beginning of Gladiator, confronted by the Germanic tribes baring their arses at the Roman legions, Quintus says to Maximus, ‘some people just don’t know when they’re beaten’.


Live Music Roundup – 17 June, 2015

Marmalade on Sunday On the eve of their eleventh tour of Japan, Wild Marmalade present a free winter solstice celebration of epic proportions at the Hotel Brunswick this Sunday. Joined by guitarist Paul George from Tijuana Cartel and percussionist extraordinaire Matthew...


Being Etta James

For 25 years, the glorious voice of Vika Bull, alongside her sister Linda, has been one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since a multi-platinum conquest of pop radio with the Black Sorrows in...


Culture Roundup – 17 June, 2015

BellyLaugh Standup for Byron Brewery Think you are funny? Do friends laugh hysterically at your gags and scream ‘Oh my god you should be a comedian!’? Well, guess what: you now have the chance to test your mettle by giving it a...


Aussie Aussie Aussie

Writer/director Jonathan Biggins presents Australia Day, a unique comedic slice of life set in the country town of Coriole – taking us back to the heart of why we celebrate our nationhood. Australia Day has become such a cliche of...


Mandy scores a chat with Ellen!

With their show Women Like Us opening at the Star Court Theatre in Lismore this Saturday, Ellen Briggs put comedy colleague Mandy Nolan on the hot seat. Well, she can’t possibly interview herself, after all. How did the show Women Like...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Real Dolls Are a Game Changer

Why don’t girls like their bodies? Body hatred is the dominant theme of most popular magazines re-inforcing the fact that our perpetual state of discontent moves content. Actually it is the content. This one got fat. This one got...


Coffee with Kids

Vivienne Pearson Whether your poison is a latte, an extra-strong-long-macchiato-with-soy or a non-caffeinated hot chocolate, going out for ‘coffee’ is about far more than the drink. This is even more so once you have kids in tow. It’s a chance...


NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.