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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

August 12, 2015

Issue 30.09

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In this Issue:

What’s in Storer

With seven golden guitars and four boys younger than six under her belt, Sara Storer is living the dream. Sure she’s slowed down a little, but the music, just keeps coming ‘Since the family came along the actual performing part has...


Making records on the Heartworn Highway

Heartworn Highway love listening to old vinyl – and it wasn’t just the old songs, it was how they were recorded. The band set out on a retro adventure, recording everything live to tape and pressing onto vinyl to achieve...


Hot mess of Moses

After establishing themselves in the Brisbane music scene, Moses Gunn Collective gained national and international exposure with their recent EP Morning Shakes and the singles Shalala and Mary, scoring rotation on Triple J and community stations.


Cinema review: Last Cab to Darwin

Euthanasia is a difficult subject, but it is dealt with openly and without moralistic brow-beating in this light-hearted but certainly not frivolous movie.


Cinema review: Trainwreck

Ridiculous to say, but I was blinking back the tears at one point before laughing like a drain at the rollicking set-piece that delivers the happy ending which is demanded of the genre but too often arrived at with dollops of treacle.


Giants and Devils bring down curtain in rousing style

All good things come to an end – just ask Michael Clarke.


Culture Roundup 12 August, 2015

A musical inspired by the life of Jimmy Little Lismore; some comedy coming on to the front Berner in Ballina; and Screenworks seeks more innovative online video content in Byron.


Finding Keyes

Taking his stories of growing up in inner-city working-class Sydney to the stage, Perry Keyes is a Redfern boy from the time before it was trendy. His evocative songwriting captures time and place as effortlessly as a smooth-cornered orange-toned Kodak...


Struggling with the growth dream

This waterway on Tallow Beach is still open to the sea. Nearly in tears, I stare at the pelican strutting in the cross currents. The lump of knowledge chokes in my throat and I am lost for words. The camera with its telephoto lens holds the image better than memory.


Byron council risked injunction over EDO rock wall letter

Byron Shire Council’s startling revelations over planning objections and implementation of their Belongil Rock Wall resolution raise fresh concerns over the council’s processes.


West Byron consultation a token gesture: residents

Byron Residents’ Group has described Byron Shire Council’s community consultation for the West Byron Development Control Plan a ‘token gesture’. The group is calling for 'ra real say in the design of the biggest single development in Byron’s history’.


Music Roundup – 12 August, 2015

Return of The Waifs The Waifs return to the Bangalow A&I Hall on Wednesday 21 October. They’ll be playing songs from their new album Beautiful You, to be released next week on 14 August. The wonderful Mia Dyson will be...


Same, different, equal

Not the same but equal is the tagline for the new film Unity by Shaun Monson (Earthlings). Unity takes an in-depth look at what it truly means to be human, to be mortal, and to be incarnate in this...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Never can say goodbye

How do you finish an email without sounding like a nong? For years I have been ending my emails with ‘cheers, Mandy’. I don’t necessarily like it. I just can’t think of anything better. It’s not like I’d run...


International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.