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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Question for Bob Carr

Simon Alderton, Murwillumbah I hope Kerry O’Brien asks Bob Carr (in their ‘conversations’ at Byron Theatre on Friday, 5 March) if...

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

March 9, 2016

Issue 30.39

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Cinema Review: The Lady in the Van

Usually it is a leading man’s handsome good looks or an actress’s alluring curves that a director chooses to highlight. In Nicholas Hytner’s whimsical but incisive adaptation of Alan Bennett’s play, Maggie Smith’s bulbous right eye is frequently the...


Mullum Golf Classic is where it’s at

This Saturday the Mullumbimby Golf Club is hosting the Mullumbimby Rural Co-op & Whites Rural Classic.


Autumn bowls is way fun

The Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club’s Autumn Corporate Bowls comp is well underway with perfect conditions on the green last Friday evening.


Something in the basketball water

There must be something the water in Byron Shire because with a population that is a tenth of most of the opposing teams the Byron Representative Basketball teams keeps everyone on their toes.


Cricket finals are cool in Byron

A large and vocal crowd packed out the Byron Bay Recreation Ground to watch the Cool Promo Twilight Cricket Finals last Sunday.


Cinema Review: Room

Brie Larson may well have deserved the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in this intense, at times harrowing, movie (what arcane criteria are used when awarding such tinsel anyway?), but the kid, Jacob Tremblay, who was eight years...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 10 March, 2016

Knight and Daze at the Rails Kellie Knight and the Daze are back this Friday to play at their favourite venue in Byron Bay, The Rails. The seven-piece fusion of urban soul, funk and jazz improvisation, fronted by powerhouse vocalist...


Celebrating IWD with classical women’s music

Sunshine Coast-based Muses Trio bring their beautiful music to Gretel Farm this weekend. For cellist Louise King the trio is the end result of a vision she had to bring regionally based classical women musicians together and to bring their...


Making the woeful wonderful with Hannah Gadsby

NORPA introduces a regular comedy event to its ever-expanding cultural calendar with Lismore Laughs, a two-day event that features comedians Hannah Gadsby, The Listies for the kids, and Nazeem Hussain. Hannah Gadsby is one of Australia’s most distinctive comic performers....


Putting comedy on your listie

Want to take your kids to see comedy but worried it’s going to be terribly inappropriate? And then worried that if it is appropriate it’s going to be completely naff? Well the Listies have the show for you. If I...


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 9 March, 2016

RAW gets Short and Sweet This Friday at the Byron Brewery RAW Byron Bay bring together 30 plus local emerging artists from fashion, music, visual and performing arts, music, all for a one night extravaganza. Called Signature, this is the first...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box – For Whom the Pell Tolls

No-one is impressed with Cardinal Pell. Not the average punter. Not most Catholics. Not Tim Minchin. Not the adult survivors of clerical abuse. Not Justice Peter McClellan. Not even the pope. And certainly not God. Being brought up Catholic I...


The original Blues Brothers Band

No-one forgets the Blues Brothers. It’s one of those musical films that stays with you, and for Blue Lou Marini (he’s the one in the pic, holding the sax) it’s stayed with him for six decades. The original Blues Brother,...


The Good Life Snippets – March 9, 2016

The Balcony The Balcony, an iconic location that had lost its lustre with locals over the past few years, has received a facelift at the hands of its experienced new owners, and chef Sean Connolly (profiled last week in...


Sustainability meets fantasy at Fins

By Caz Parker As luminary chef Steven Snow schmoozes with patrons on a balmy Friday night, I learnt that, although Fins has won ‘Chef Hat’ awards consistently for twenty years what really gets Steven tapping his hand on his heart...


Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.