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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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Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail...

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze...

August 26, 2015

Issue 30.11

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In this Issue:

Southpaw

https://youtu.be/Mh2ebPxhoLs Let’s not beat about the bush; if you’re not into boxing flicks you will want to avoid this one like the plague. My companion (of the fairer sex) scathingly referred to it as ‘Rocky #587’ and tore strips off...

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Irrational Man

https://youtu.be/Z1CQX1trWDg You’d think that, having turned eighty, Woody Allen might have finally gotten over himself. That is not the case, however, if this typically egocentric movie is anything to go by. As usual, the protagonist, Abe (Joaquin Phoenix), a drink-addled...

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Good mates with guitars and a song to sing

A couple of years back Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou found themselves in Nashville recording Farewell Fitzroy, the album described by many as perhaps the duo’s finest hour yet.

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Feeling the Bern!

ABC TV’s Funny man, media entertainer and radio host Peter Berner, is seriously funny.

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Culture Roundup – August 26, 2015

Full Points for Byron Ballet Gala Byron Ballet Company performs a spectacular gala at the Byron Theatre on Saturday.  The programme includes the comedic family ballet Coppelia (Act 2 ), variations from special male guests and a contemporary piece to...

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Live Music Roundup – August 26, 2015

Having a Ball with White Feather Shores United Soccer Club invite club supporters and the general public to their fund raiser at the Ocean Shores Tavern on Saturday. Featuring live music by White Feather Band and heaps of prizes up...

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Tinkering with spoons

Spoonbill returns to the fore with his fourth full-length album Tinkerbox. He celebrates with a launch party at Durrumbul Hall on Friday.  Unlike anything he’s ever done before, this sonic anthology traverses the landscape of cinematic groove electronica like a...

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Rams best in the end

Saturday’s final round of the Football Far North Coast Premier League competition saw reigning poinstcore champions the Byron Bay Rams, finish the season with a comfortable 1–0 victory over Alstonville.

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The Squeak that roared

Squeak LeMaire of Ocean Shores may just be 18, but he already has two years of gigging under his belt, and he has just achieved the benchmark that most musicians don’t crack until well into their twenties, some even later.

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Too much fun in Byron to Bruns

The fourth Byron to Bruns Beach Run was held on Sunday over a glorious sun filled morning

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Mr Walker and His Suave Fucks

There is something incredibly poetic about the songs of Don Walker, although if you said that to him he’d probably grunt in disapproval.

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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.