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Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

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War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

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.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

December 9, 2015

Issue 30.26

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – In the Heart of the Sea

Ron Howard has made so many good and popular (ie mainstream) movies that it is hard to imagine cinephiles ever conferring on him the breathless accolade of ‘great filmmaker’. From outer space to the circuits of Formula One to...


Making Falls special for you

A good festival is a portal into another place, almost another you. This is something Falls Festival’s Village artistic director Ian Pidd knows only too well.


Cinema Review – Creed

There have been some great boxing movies – Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull and Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby are immediate standouts. None of the Rocky series (1976–90) comes close, so it would have been easy to write off with...


Youth and exuberance for summer

The final rounds of the Football Far North Coast Summer youth league saw the SAE-Qantm Rams and the Byron Wildcats going down to strong teams from Lismore Thistles and Alstonville.


Junior title judges give Kyuss a perfect score

Six individual and seven school teams were crowned on the final day of competition at the Surf Dive ‘n Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles at Cylinder Beach last Saturday.


Live Music Roundup – Thursday 10 December, 2015

Seaside Carols There’s nothing like coming together for Christmas carols. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the songbook, but I love the nostalgia – that it somehow feels like that magic time as a child when we were getting...


Life on the Mike

A true-blue baby boomer, McClellan is not slowing down, he’s not picking up his pipe and slippers or playing lawn bowls. Mike’s career is forging ahead, with tours both here in Australia, and then appearances at invitation-only showcases and...



Jonathan Atherton is a force of nature. Wildly funny, insanely clever and completely unpredictable. There’s just no telling what Atherton will do or where he will take you during one of his shows. No two shows are EVER the...


Culture Roundup – Wednesday 10 December, 2015

Comedy Christmas virgins They’re back. The next crop of Mandy Nolan’s standup comedy virgins. Bigger, bolder and brasher than ever. For the past six weeks standup comedian, artist, mother and mentor Mandy Nolan has been teaching the gentle art of...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Year of the Yoni

A few years ago I had a vagina. It was fairly common. All women I knew had one. I was pretty happy with it, I think. Like most, mine was standard issue. I


Boomerang at Blues

This year the good people of Bluesfest are introducing something very new and very special – a festival within a festival – with the Boomerang Festival and celebration of first nations setting up a precinct onsite. Boomerang director Rhoda Roberts...


The d’Arenberg Cube

If you’ve ever visited D’Arenberg’s cellar door in McLaren Vale South Australia, you’ll be in for a surprise on your next visit. A five-storey glass Cube is under construction in the vineyards overlooking the 19th century homestead. With the...


Caffeinated competition

Vivienne Pearson Have you ever watched a fashion parade while muttering about how such an outlandish display has no connection to the real world of finding something to wear? You may have similar thoughts when watching baristas create outlandish signature drinks...


Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon Dam, which was excluded from...