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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

February 3, 2016

Issue 30.34

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Cinema Review – The Big Short

By John Campbell This is a radical departure for Adam McKay. Having co-written and directed comedies in the style of Talladega Nights, Anchorman and The Other Guys, he has turned his hand to hard-hitting drama and the result is, if...


Busking over Bluesfest

Applications are now open for the 2016 Bluesfest Busking Comp and it’s shaping up to be the best year yet! This year the wealth of prizes is ever-increasing with a major boost in sponsors and supporters, allowing for a...


Cinema Review: The Danish Girl

https://youtu.be/d88APYIGkjk By John Campbell In 1930, Copenhagen artist Einar Wegener travelled to Dresden (Germany) to begin a course of the first documented sex-reassignment operations. Director Tom Hooper’s film, charting events in Wegener’s life from 1926 until that point, when he ‘formally’ became...


Booming year for Byron-Lennox junior league

After the successful amalgamation of the Lennox Head Dolphins and the Byron Bay Red Devils Junior Rugby League clubs last year, three of these great junior teams made the finals. Online registration for the 2016 season is now open.


Enduro long-course tri ready in Pottsville

Pottsville Beach is preparing to host the second annual edition of the Tweed Coast Enduro on Saturday March 5.


Music Roundup – February 4, 2016

Swampy and Stompy The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. Emerging from the dirty backwaters of Lismore, the band sounds like the musical lovechild of John Butler Trio, Led Zeppelin and Red Hot Chili Peppers, while...


How bizarre

Where is the Bizarre Garden? How is is situated for camping – showers and access to water etc? Bizarre Garden is 1.5 hours west of Byron Bay. This will remain a mystery until closer to the date. There is adequate space...


Byron council’s legal expenses plummet

From more than $1 million in 2009/10 to $115,500.50 in 2013/14 – how and why did Byron Shire Council’s legal expenses decrease so dramatically?


Culture Roundup – February 3, 2016

Something Funny this Way Comes! Things get funny at the Court House on Thursday when open mic comedy kicks off 2016 with Ellen Briggs as MC. Catch this marvellous mouthy Mullumbimby mama telling it how it is – and heading...


Wouldn’t you know we’re riding on the Graham Nash express

Eve Jeffery, filling in for Mandy Nolan, almost (maybe she did!) wet herself when she found out she was going to interview one of her all-time favourite songwriters. Here’s what happened:


Country halls star in new arts initiative

Local artists gathered last Friday at the Ewingsdale Hall to kick off a two-year arts project entitled If These Halls Could Talk, which aims to celebrate country halls and the role they play in our communities.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Working on Relaxing

So I am about to go on a holiday. Hawaii. For a whole two weeks. I haven't gone away for that long for 18 years. There was a week in a caravan at Evans Head that was so exhausting it left me in hospital with cardiac arythimia.


Belongil resort opens

After almost six years of planning, design and development, the $100 million Elements of Byron resort opened its doors to the public on Monday.


Stone and Wood wins Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beer poll

Locally based Stone & Wood Brewing have won the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beer poll, an annual contest with drinkers voting on their top five beers.


Fine dining pop-up

If you have a nice wine in your cellar, a partner who likes seafood, and you’re looking for a very different, top-quality dining experience, I have a good idea for you. Joseph Griffin and Alexander Bonar, chef and sous chef...



Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...