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No Ballina commemoration for 11 November

Speaking on behalf of the Ballina RSL sub-branch, Dick Wills BEM has announced that there will be no public commemoration service in Ballina for Remembrance Day next month.

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A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types...

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

Comment: Court rejects challenges to vax laws

More than a million people tuned into the live stream of  Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard via the NSW Supreme Court’s YouTube channel over the past couple of weeks, many hoping for a judgment which invalidates public health orders which mandate vaccines for certain industries, such as healthcare, aged care and construction.

February 24, 2016

Issue 30.37

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: Brooklyn

https://youtu.be/-pBfqEP2_J4 By John Campbell As a descendant of the Irish diaspora, it was too easy for me to approach this with a sense of ‘here we go again, the Micks crying into their Guinness’. How surprised I was to be overwhelmed...


A Stroll down Charcoal Lane with Archie Roach

This year Bluesfest welcomes Boomerang to the fold – a festival within a festival, bringing the music and culture of indigenous Australia to the forefront, and headed up by none other than the quietly powerful Archie Roach.


Cinema Review: Looking for Grace

https://youtu.be/7KboDXLZM3o By John Campbell For better or worse (I lean more often than not to the latter), arts funding bodies in Oz tend to see the traits of our culture as being determined by our landscape. Usually it’s the outback, with...


Get in the McCue

Polka Dot Productions welcomes Australian-born East Nashville resident Anne McCue back to Mullumbimby following her four full-house performances during Mullum Music Festival last November. How did you enjoy playing Mullum last time for Mullum Music Festival? I had a fantastic time...


Cricket going well for Bruns-Mullum

Brunswick Mullum’s Lachlan Stubbings spanked a six off Jack Scarlett’s bowling, but spooned this next ball up to be dismissed in his mid-twenties.


Byron Bay Triathlon refreshed

Following its 20th anniversary in 2015, the iconic Byron Bay Triathlon is bringing a new look, new website, new locations, and revitalised event in 2016 to honour another great 20 years of racing and community coming together.


Live Music Roundup – Thursday 25 February, 2016

Packing a Punch Osaka Punch have a ‘stonk’ on for taking the stage. A wise man once wrote of them: ‘You can’t call (Osaka Punch) a “warmup” band… They’re more of a “set fire to the stage and hope the...


Culture Roundup – Wednesday 24 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. Fred...


Cafe Blackboard Competition

A good cafe blackboard gives something to all who see it: a laugh, some inspiration or a moment of reflection. Do you recognise this blackboard (okay, we know it is a whiteboard!) from around the Byron Shire? Put the name of...


New deck for Coast Restaurant

You may recall our article two weeks ago about the Coast Restaurant at the Ocean Shores Country Club, managed since October last year by chef Carl Barnes and his partner Rachel Besett. Anyone familiar with The Restaurant Inspector and...


Cool It

The Byron Shire is fast becoming a foodie destination, but the boutique bar is starting to proliferate as well, writes Samuel J Fell. As with most places in Australia, the Byron Shire is rife with pubs. Whether on the river...


Original local coffee beer on tap

An original local beer, made in limited quantities from the raw ‘cherry’ fruit and skins grown (spray and pesticide free) by Moonshine Coffee of Federal, is on tap now at The Farm and the Bangalow Hotel. Moonshine’s Richard Kelly...


The Good Life Profile: The Ice-cream Man

Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson Belgium chocolate is his favourite today; last month it was Watermelon and Mint Sorbet. Despite being the ice-cream man of Brunswick Heads, Johnny Strange doesn’t indulge often, only letting ice-cream pass his lips once...


The Good Life Snippets

By Vivienne Pearson The Farm to your fridge The market garden at The Farm is bursting with seasonal veges – so much so that not all can be used in the Three Blue Ducks restaurant or Bread Social bakery. You...


COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...