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Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic for Ballina

An inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic will be held on Friday 19 March 2021 at Fishery Creek Boat Ramp, West Ballina.


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Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

A Lego load of fun on the Gold Coast

A place for water dragons to thrive was the theme of a construction competition at Southern Cross University (SCU) yesterday. The tricky part was making the build with Lego.

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

June 24, 2015

Issue 30.02

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Out of the Ash

Ash Grunwald, who plays the Byron Theatre Friday 3rd of July, says the writing of his new album was 'influenced by my life over the last couple of years, and something that has influenced my world view has been the anti-CSG movement .'


Live Music Roundup – June 25, 2015

An acoustic evening for Nepal Musicians and Byron locals coming together to support the rebuilding of Nepal. The lineup will include locals Kyle Lionhart and Luke Morris, Brisbane artist Angaharad Drake and Uki artist TJ Quinton. This all-ages alcohol-free acoustic...


Mullum juniors crazy for tennis

Awesome sport shots - Send in yours to: [email protected] – Winners are crazed grinners: Mullumbimby Madness Div 3 lived up to their name after defeating Ballina in the grand final of the district championships last weekend.


Hundreds displaced by a famous coathanger

The Floating Garden by Emma Ashmere (Spinifex Press $26.95). Review by Sarah Armstrong I must have driven over the Sydney Harbour Bridge hundreds of times, and have heard the familiar stories of the anxiously awaited moment when the two arches met, and...


Sex, death, cheese and chickens: a rural memoir

Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer by Antonia Murphy (Text Publishing, $32.99). Review by Mandy Nolan Moving to the country to run a twee little farm is the dream of many a city slicker tired of the meaningless commute to work...


Forum seeks practical ways to reduce carbon emissions

While Australian governments are undermining the renewable-energy sector, there’s positive action from local not-for-profit groups and Byron Shire Council.


Knickers in a knot over Byron’s mulfunctioning loos

Byron Bay's much-hyped 'loos with views' are not so much fun when the user becomes the view as the doors spontaneously open midstream. But the council promises it is on the job.


Culture Roundup – June 24, 2015

Family fun day in Byron Byron Bay Football Club are having their annual Family Fun Day this Saturday at the Rec grounds in Byron from 9am. There will be a jumping castle, sausage sizzle, other fun activities and games all day,...


The river of song

Cry Me a River, Moon River, Like a Bridge Over Troubled Waters… there are so many songs inspired by rivers. Bello Winter Music takes you down to the river to pray. The beautiful Bellinger River that runs through the town...


When Everything Sings

Everything Sings Tonight is the newest offering of Australia’s most strikingly poetic songsmith, Lucie Thorne. What is it about your chemistry with Hamish Stuart that just works – are there other people you have this with? I feel like a pretty...


Murwillumbah’s country cousins!

The sleepy streets of Murwillumbah are set to come alive this October when singer/songwriter and now festival director Lou Bradley presents the first Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival. What makes Murwillumbah the perfect setting for your Country Roots Festival? To me, Murwillumbah...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: How to Disconnect

The 10 Commandments of World Domination How do you turn back a boat full of refugees without recognising their suffering and giving them asylum? How do you drive past a homeless person in your brand new Mercedes without the slightest...


Gone are the days of the bain-marie

Australia’s clubs are increasingly serving better food, with Ballina’s RSL even offering a degustation menu. The Ballina RSL Club’s new executive chef Blake Seymour is no stranger to our readers as he was the former sous chef at The Byron...


The moveable feast

David Lowe There’s never been a better time to revisit the classic picnic and its many variants. With many venues moving to focus on outdoor dining...

Have you been to Oma yet? 

Oma is the newest food and wine bar in Byron Bay, established by the team at Three Blue Ducks. It has replaced the old...

Where does a lack of empathy lead us? 

Democracy, as a concept and a form of governance, was first introduced by the Greeks around 507 BC.

A Lego load of fun on the Gold Coast

A place for water dragons to thrive was the theme of a construction competition at Southern Cross University (SCU) yesterday. The tricky part was making the build with Lego.