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I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

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Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning...

Staged rollout change for large OS DA

Plans by a developer to change the staged rollout for a large Ocean Shores subdivision, and nine dwellings on 11 and 13 Warrambool Rd and 9 Bian Crt, Ocean Shores, are now on exhibition on Council’s website.

Spyware unplugged – New software attacks cast a light on cybersecurity

A major investigation conducted by news organisations has found that governments around the world may have been spied on by a malicious software called Pegasus.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere...

COVID fragments in Byron’s sewage – have symptoms? Get tested

Do you live in Byron Bay, Wategos, Suffolk Park, Sunrise, or Broken Head? If you have any COVID symptoms or have potentially been exposed get tested.

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

March 9, 2016

Issue 30.39

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In this Issue:

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...


Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.