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Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

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Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

February 17, 2016

Issue 30.36

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: Spotlight

https://youtu.be/tb_WgKDqPsE By John Campbell As memorable as any film’s content may be, the emotional toll it takes on its audience can be equally so. The session of this that I attended was composed entirely of mature-age punters – the sort of...


Cinema Review: Zoolander 2

https://youtu.be/4CL4LNWHegk By John Campbell You don’t often get to say it, but Derek Zoolander is back in a sequel that is better than the original – not that the original was anything to write home about. All that I can properly...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 18 February, 2016

The Music of Hein Cooper Hein Cooper is an Australian indie musician and songwriter from Milton, New South Wales. In 2013, he was discovered performing in a small bar in Sydney by Franz Schuller, manager of Half Moon Run. Hein...


Aloha! Bringing Hawaii to Mullum!

Local ukulele duo Miss Amber and Stukulele have a busy month – headliners for the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival along with the launch of a brand-new EP Swirl in the Sun. Seven caught up with Stu as he was...


Building of Ocean Shores sportsfield set to start

Families and sport lovers in north Byron Shire will soon see a start to construction of the long-awaited sports field on Shara Boulevard, according to Byron Shire Council.


Bruns life savers rescue woman during competition

Last Saturday, while hosting the Masters Surf Lifesaving competition, Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club was called by police to help search for a young woman missing overnight.


Bangalow bandstand to open with a splash

Bangalow's Waterfront bandstand building will be officially opened by Ballina MP Tamara Smith and Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson at a family fun day from 11.30am on Sunday February 21.


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Fred Lang at the Big Gig A comedian’s material is only ever as good as her or his insights. Comedian Fred Lang has led an interesting life. Couple this with a strong sense of the ironic and you have comedy gold....


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: The ninth life

Today I started crying in the cat-food aisle at Woolies. Not just a little bit. But those big gulping sobs that make your face screw up all weird and snot come out.


In search of Harvest

With interstate guests visiting for my birthday last week, I was after good quality north coast venues to impress my big-city friends. Their favourites were a long lunch at the excellent Fleet in Brunswick Heads, and also a lovely...


Rainbow Dragons awash in Penrith gold

Last weekend, three members of Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club, as members of the Northern Pride, won gold, gold, gold at the NSW Dragon Boat State Titles, Penrith.


Byron’s V-Day dances and rises for revolution

Sunday dawned on over 200 women – daughters, sisters, aunties, friends, nieces, mothers, lovers and others, along with small contingent of men, for the fourth annual beach dance flash mob to celebrate V-Day.


Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.