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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

July 22, 2015

Issue 30.06

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Splendour in the Grass Program Liftout

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In this Issue:

Danny Collins

https://youtu.be/AndERTFMYd4 Casting can make or break any movie; think Connery/Bond, O’Toole/Lawrence, the shark/Jaws. So it comes as a surprise when mainstream Hollywood gets it so wrong – as it has done in this otherwise sympathetic and honest if not overly...


Culture Round-up – July 22, 2015

How deep is yours? A love story in Bangladesh! Funny, moving, inspiring. In 2010 Mark Swivel – lawyer, writer, shameless idealist – visited Grameen Bank, which won the Nobel prize for its work on microfinance. He wanted to make a...



https://youtu.be/QfOZWGLT1JM ‘The best film I ever saw!’ So wrote Ace, a contributor to London’s venerable Time Out magazine. That Ace is only twelve years old probably accounts for why I don’t entirely agree with his assessment, but it’s also a...


TripAdvisor – melting pot of misuse

Christian Poulsen Twenty years ago and during the 150-odd years preceding it we learnt about our cafes and restaurants from visual inspection on the street, word of mouth, possible newspaper advertising and an occasional review in the dining column of...


Local school children review their favourite books

Clementine Rose And The Movie Magic By Jacqueline Harvey Review by Billie Aitken-McGregor Year 4 ‘Lights… Camera… Action!!’ Clementine Rose and the Movie Magic, in the series written by Jacqueline Harvey, is an exciting combination of movie-magic and mystery. Clementine is the main...


Live Music Round-up – July 22, 2015

Pre-party party! The Hotel Great Northern is having an official pre-Splendour party on the Thursday. Heading up the gig will be Flight Facilities. After their surprise release of their debut album Down To Earth, Flight Facilities show no sign of...


Rams win all grades

It was a successful weekend for Byron Bay FC with wins in all senior men’s and women’s grades.


The Cabaret at the End of the Universe!

Tickets for the popular annual Cabaret 360 are on sale this week. Still in the style of a traditional cabaret, this year’s variety showcase encompasses a larger narrative which takes the audience on a journey through space and time...


Byron union massive win over Casino

Byron Bay Rugby Union has posted a massive win over Casino on Saturday with a 78–10 hiding of the Bulls. The Bay made the trip west with only 16 players owing to a number of its squad unavailable because of injury.


Arctic ice maidens flay Shand turf

The arctic ice maidens flayed the hallowed turf of Lomath Oval without mercy for the toss of the coin in the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series on Sunday.


Byron Farmers Market a food revolution

In 2002 Byron Bay was hit with a food revolution. The revolution was the birth of the Byron Bay Farmers Market.


Feature events promise to challenge and entertain at Writers Festival

Book lovers bound for Byron Bay Writers Festival are promised more than three action-packed days of debate and conversation. The program also boasts several feature events at various venues throughout the northern rivers.


Council knocks back Bruns caravan parks approvals

Byron Shire councillors voted 8–1 last Thursday to knock back Crown Reserve Holiday Parks’ application for renewal of its approvals to operate the Massey Greene and The Terrace Reserve caravan parks at Brunswick Heads.


Bluesfest first artist list

Bluesfest has released its first artist announcement for next year. Headlining are Rock band The National, blues rock/new folk band City and Colour and Reggae legends UB40 to name a few…


What the Frack happened at Gloucester?

The Robinsons moved to Gloucester about 20 years ago in the hope of living a lovely riparian life as beef farmers. The didn’t ever imagine they would become activists…


Fourth Birthday For Uke

For the past four years Stu and Amber have been re-inventing themselves for the monthly uke night at Mullumbimby’s Court House Hotel. Thursday 30 July sees the humble gathering of uke worshippers celebrate four years of 4-string magic. You’re about...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox – I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts

Is there anything you can’t use coconut oil for? Apparently not. As it turns out the humble coconut is the solution to all our first-world problems. Supermodel Miranda Kerr swears it’s the secret to being such a hottie. She...


Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.