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Ageism alive and well

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

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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.

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

August 5, 2015

Issue 30.08

Download PDF (36MB) Jump to: Local News | Comment | Letters | Arts & Industry Estate | Health & Healing | Byron Bay Writers Festival | The Good Life | Good Taste | Seven | Live Music | Culture | StarsCinema | Gig Guide | Service Directory | Classifieds | Sport | Community at Work | Backlash  

In this Issue:

Byron secure finals berth

Byron Bay have capped off a great year in the Far North Coast Rugby Union First Grade Competition with a win over Southern Cross University securing them second place overall and a start in the major semifinal.


Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

https://youtu.be/gOW_azQbOjw Review by John Campbell The most praiseworthy thing to be said about franchise-flicks is that you know exactly what to expect from them. The new MI delivers handsomely on its promise of thrills and spills, chases and punch-ups, brain-breaking plot...


Culture Round-up – August 5, 2015

She’ll Be Apples Palace Cinema’s 2014–15 opera and ballet season concludes this week with Guillaume Tell (William Tell). Opening with one of the most exciting of all operatic overtures, this is Rossini’s final opera and greatest masterpiece. Its theme is...


Ruben Guthrie

https://youtu.be/iyaE_L3TghI Review by John Campbell Winter, between school hols, is generally the time of year that you find the more interesting movies turning up. They sneak into the cinema like refugees from the glitzy world of blockbusters and celebrity rom-coms and,...


Byron Bay markets fight eviction

The Byron Bay farmers and community markets have united in an attempt to reverse a Byron Shire Council decision to relocate them to construct the town's bypass and build a car park on the markets' current Butler Street site.


Byron Bay paid parking faces further hurdle

Another meeting, held by the town’s chamber of commerce last Thursday with Byron Bay business owners, has not produced any more fans of Byron Shire Council’s plans to introduce paid parking into the CBD.


Mullum Music Fest’s very sexy lineup

Mullum Music Festival announces its most international and diverse lineup yet for 19–22 November, marking its eighth year of bringing music to the streets, halls, pubs and clubs of Australia’s Biggest Little Town.


Devils farewell fans with thrilling last-gasp victory

Byron Bay’s stuttering tilt at the NRRRL premiership title had another twist at Red Devil Park on Sunday.


Action in the bellydancer’s jewel

Lomath Oval shone like a jewel in the navel of a bellydancer for the east-of-the-highway derby in the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series on Sunday.


Country Song: A lot about a Little

Actor Michael Tuahine tells the story of Jimmy Little, the Indigenous musician and actor who rose to prominence as a musician at a time when Aboriginal people didn’t even have the vote. Charting alongside the Beatles and Elvis, this...


Live Music Round-up – August 5, 2015

Bourbon on Bruns It’s been 25 years since Bourbon Street played its first gigs. Come along and celebrate the good old days of rock ’n’ roll at the Hotel Brunswick on Sunday from 4.30pm. Psychedelic spectacular! Jump aboard the trance juggernaut Further...


Massive Rams attack in Byron

The Lennox Head Sharks came to Byron on the weekend eager to be the first to take a win from competition leaders the Northern Hotel Byron Bay Rams


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Adam Goodes

Dear Adam Goodes, Sorry about that booing incident the other day. It’s not just that, Adam. I am really sorry about us. We’re an embarrassment. No, we’re worse than that. We’re bullies.


The Greek Kitchen, the key to concept dining.

Two restaurants sharing the same kitchen might challenge the average restaurateur, but the Fins team at Salt Kingscliff have mastered the ingenious concept with their award-winning flair. They’ve recently unveiled The Greek Kitchen, a new pop-up restaurant sharing the grill...


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...

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 is at the discretion of...