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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.

Other News

More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

Miracles left, right and centre?

It's emerged Scott Morrison had used a taxpayer-funded VIP jet to attend a Pentecostal conference on the Gold Coast.

Father of Julian Assange to speak on the Northern Rivers this week

Northern Rivers residents can hear Mr Shipton in person at the Courthouse Hotel this Tuesday, May 4, from 7pm as part of the monthly Turning Point Talks.

Thousands of sober stoners march for drug law reform in Nimbin

Nimbin HEMP Embassy President Michael Balderstone said he was surprised at the high turn-out, given a heavy police presence on streets surrounding the rainforest village.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

January 13, 2016

Issue 30.31

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: The Revenant

Set in the icy high mountain wilderness of early nineteenth century America, the story, based on real events, tells of Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his determination to seek revenge for a murder committed by fellow fur-trapper John Fitzgerald...


Cinema Review: Daddy’s Home

There’s a lot to be said for a good low-brow comedy, especially when it pairs the likes of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. The upshot often turns out to be smarter than your high-brow cinephile anticipates and, best of...


PLTS flying high at the Northern

Following the release of their brand-new single On & On, Byron Bay’s PLTS (Pilots) have unveiled a run of summer dates. Backing up their recent performances, PLTS will be returning for a set of special co-headline shows with Brisbane rock band Pro Vita....


Calling you to see Bob Telson

Direct from Brooklyn, New York, Bob Telson touches down to teach at Summersong with one very special performance at the Byron Theatre with Tony Backhouse, Kristina Olsen and Shelly Brown, called Summersong SuperShow. Born in France, Bob was a child...


Live Music Roundup – Thursday 14 January, 2016

At the Helm Firstly: DJ Helmy’s sound is of rhythm. No, not that ‘doof doof’ shit getting around these days by button-pushing DJs. We’re talking drums, an organic flavour of soulful rhythms on turntables. Think classic, timeless songs and new...


Confusion over Byron code of conduct complaints

Hans Lovejoy Two recent cases involving code of  conduct complaints  at Byron Shire Council– one against a volunteer and one against a councillor – have revealed a lack of understanding of the code as well as a lack of clarity...


David Ades Life In A Day in a night at the...

Passionate, haunting, unforgettable, the album is testament to the spirit of a man who shared his heart through music and scored a 5 star Jazz Album of the Year rating from The Australian.  Fellow musicians and friends Zac Hurren...


Culture Roundup – Wednesday 13 January, 2016

HOT SHORTS for Mullum! Celebrating its landmark 25th year, Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy Award-accredited and BAFTA-recognised short-film festival, and the country’s largest Australian and international short-film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and around the globe; ensuring the...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: The universe, roadkill couture and me

The universe provides. That’s what hippies with moon calendars in their toilet and a copy of The Secret by their bed have always told me. To a small extent I agree, but the universe is not some sort of...


Travelling in your backyard paradise

Are the school holidays going to end before you run out of kid-friendly holiday ideas? It’s a time when you look around your own region with the eyes of a visitor, hungry for new experience. Whether you’re on holidays...


Cinema Review: Daddy’s Home

There’s a lot to be said for a good low-brow comedy, especially when it pairs the likes of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. The upshot often turns out to be smarter than your high-brow cinephile anticipates and, best of...


Culture Roundup – Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Coast – Line is an exhibition of new work by local Byron Bay artist Jan Rae. Jan has been exhibiting her artwork for many years in Byron Bay, Sydney, Brisbane and Buenos Aires.


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.