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May 12, 2021

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Locals call for automatic revoking of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Other News

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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...

Co-op meeting

Annette Snow, Myocum As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years,...

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

July 29, 2015

Issue 30.07

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In this Issue:

Too sexy

Mi-Sex are out of their forced hiatus and intend on taking no prisoners. The band’s highly energised live shows have been blowing audiences away with its space punk rock and massive songs Computer Games, Blue Day, People, But You...


Going Clear: Scientology & The Prison Of Belief

We’ve suspected for some time that the ferociously grinning Tom Cruise can’t be the full quid. Our worries are confirmed in devastating fashion by this exposé of what can only be described as the wicked ‘religion’ of Scientology. Adhering...


Belongil rock-wall contracts signed

As Byron Shire Council inks an agreement to build the much debated rock wall at Belongil, residents opposing the construction say a solicitor's letter from a group of unnamed Belongil owners is an attempt to silence them.


Music Roundup – 29 July, 2015

Ragga Jump lock the gate Pull into the Rails on Friday night and enjoy the musical stylings of Ragga Jump, Byron’s finest world funk reggae beat band. With their new protest song against the coal seam gas industry Lock the...


Culture Roundup – July 29, 2015

When love comes to town Supa North Theatre Company present their latest production Love off the Shelf at the Ballina RSL, telling the story of two hopelessly hopeful writers; he, a biography writer with dreams of literary glory and she,...


Girls of country

If country music is your thing, catch The Girls of Country tour at the Ballina RSL on Saturday – Amber Lawrence, Aleyce Simmonds and Christie Lamb present a two-hour show where audiences cannot only expect to hear the hits...


Dale heads to NY for college football

Mullumbimby football playe Kiri Dale is New York bound after she played her final game for her club in Sunday's NPL Queensland Women’s event.


High court challenge to north coast fluoridation mooted

Veteran anti-fluoride campaigner Al Oshlack is considering mounting a High Court challenge to the practice Australia-wide, while new dosing plants in Lismore and Ballina LGAs are set to go online next month.


Paper Towns

Reduced to the core ingredient, your typical teen flick is driven by the need to have its young protagonists, after trials and tribulations, finally ‘make out’. You might argue that this sweet but melancholy film is no different –...


The power of Purnell

Ben Purnell has been performing in the northern rivers and surrounding regions since early 2000. He’s played in CHXSM, LHB, Big Fly, Due Wave Duo and Due Wave. His music features a mixture of styles and genres with influences...


Permablitz! Mullum cafe gets makeover

Permaculture students from the Byron Community College recently spent two days transforming the courtyard behind a Mullum cafe, using the permablitz technique to turn a bare courtyard into an urban food landscape.


Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up at the beach; I have...

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers, however, most of our local...