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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.

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Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

On-farm restaurant’s sustainable vision

Frida’s Field is an on-farm restaurant based in Nashua, just ten minutes from Bangalow. Hosting three long lunches per...

The top non-invasive skin treatments for glowing skin

With all the time we spend in the sun, our skin can start to show signs of aging sooner than we’d like. But the idea of an invasive treatment to fix skin problems is likely not the first choice for many people.

Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

Dreaming about a bucket-list surfing and wellness holiday?

Have you always dreamt about traveling to exotic ‘bucket-list’ beach destinations like Bali or Vanuatu… or are your dreams...

What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago,...

October 7, 2015

Issue 30.17

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In this Issue:

From a folk heart

Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Toby Robinson released his debut solo album in June – immediately receiving national airplay, inclusion on the ABC Local playlist. Two years in the making, Toby’s self-titled album was created in collaboration with his great friends and bandmates,...


The Intern

https://youtu.be/ZU3Xban0Y6A Honestly, Robert De Niro had to work harder in his Vittoria coffee commercial than he does in this. The great actor who was Jake La Motta, Travis Bickle and the young Vito Corleone has gone soft in the latter...


Change Everything and Play

One Day Can Change Everything. That is the theme for this year’s Mullum Music Festival PLAY Mullum Songwriting Competition that offers winners a chance to perform at the festival. Last year’s winner is Dan Hannaford, an old-fashioned working musician...


It’s A Wilde World

Few people past the age of thirty wouldn’t know who Wilbur Wilde is. In fact, he made his way into our loungerooms every Saturday as the saxophone player on the Hey Hey It’s Saturday house band. Always up for...


Culture Roundup – October 7, 2015

Slow Hand Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall captures a momentous night for legendary guitarist Eric Clapton – a celebration of the artist’s 70th year and a fine toast to his close relationship with the Royal Albert Hall;...


The Martian

It’s probably a bridge too far, even for the conspiracy theorists that work for This Paper, to see the recent announcement of the discovery of water on Mars as a PR tie-in with Ridley Scott’s latest blockbuster – although stranger things have happened.


Byron council to cop hospital’s sewage

Sewerage arrangements for Byron Central Hospital have been decided, with NSW Health Infrastructure set to plug into Byron’s sewage treatment plant instead of disposing of waste onsite. Eventually that treated waste will finish up in Belongil Creek.


Sport dominates multicultural awards

The Australian Rugby League Commission, Football Federation Australia and Netball Australia have all been announced as finalists at this year’s Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards (AMMA).


From Dusseldorf and Brizzy to Pine Avenue

The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club ran a series of soccer clinics over the school holidays with coaches from Brisbane and Germany.


Dragons invite you to paddle

During the month of October local Dragons Abreast Australia groups will be hosting events in their community to raise awareness of the benefits of dragon boat racing for breast cancer survivors. Dragons Abreast Australia is a national not-for-profit charity comprising...


It’s not too late to register…

There are literally hundreds and hundreds who have registered for this year’s Brookfarm Byron Lighthouse Run on 18 October.


Myocum treatment centre celebrates Mental Health Week

Not only is it Mental Health Week but this week Nungkari Treatment Centre also celebrates its first year of operation, as well as recent DA approval to increase residential client numbers from five to 12 people.


The men from Uncle show up in Byron Bay

With the single parent population of the Byron Shire sitting at around 24 per cent, the Uncle Project is an important support to young boys lacking adult male role models.


Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

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

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.