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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze...

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

March 23, 2016

Issue 30.41

Download PDF (50MB) Jump to: Local News | Comment | Letters | Articles | Home & Garden | Good Taste | The Good Life | Easter Eats | Echo Property | Bluesfest Liftout | Echo Property continued | Seven | Live Music | Culture | Stars | Cinema | Gig Guide | Service Directory | Classifieds | Sport | Community at Work | Backlash In this issue: Bluesfest 2016 Liftout

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10 Cloverfield Lane

https://youtu.be/saHzng8fxLs By John Campbell This is one of the strangest movies I’ve seen in some time. It begins with Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) arguing with somebody over the phone. We are unable to hear her words, for the audio is submerged...


London Has Fallen

https://youtu.be/3AsOdX7NcJs By John Campbell If there is one thing we learn from this blast of pulverising propaganda, it is that the AK47’s accuracy is not worth a pinch of poop if fired at a target more distant than point-blank range –...


Fantastic Mr Negrito

Having blown up at SXSW, impressing industry and fans alike, Fantastic Negrito is an exciting and poignant artist not only creating quality, stirring R&B and blues music, but living and standing for the heart of the blues…


Loving the Kaleo diet

Bluesfest festival director Peter Noble discovered Kaleo on a recent trip to their home country Iceland and couldn’t wait to introduce the four-piece band to Bluesfest audiences.


Meet Mick Fleetwood

Having to interview Mick Fleetwood was a bit nerve-wracking. The stories that surround the man are bigger than the man himself. And he’s something like six foot six.


Jez how it should be

Last Mullum Music Festival I spied a familiar face that I hadn’t seen in some time. ‘Jez Mead, is that you?’ Fortunately for us in the Byron Shire, this place has elastic strands. People may leave, but we know...


Byron Bay Records – Making music in Main Arm and ...

Liam Kiernan and Sharon Sharbi are the creative force behind Byron Bay Records. ‘We are both music oriented,’ says Liam. ‘We both like electronic music – in particular house, minimal, techno, but there are lots of different genres –...


Mandy Nolan’s Bluesfest picks

So… Mandy's off to Blues and these are the things she really ( really, REALLY), want to see


The National – a paradoxical, beautifully bruised sonic adventure

Grammy-nominated music veterans The National have been touring the world for more than a decade, mastering their paradoxical, beautifully bruised sonic adventures, capturing the hearts and imaginations of a generation.


Boomerang joins Bluesfest

The global indigenous arts and cultural festival Boomerang is happening within Bluesfest this year.


The biggest challenge getting to Bluesfest each year…

The biggest challenge getting to Bluesfest each year…


You ought to be in the pictures! The reinvention of a...

Thanks to the vision of circus-cabaret-variety La Soirée producer Brett Haylock, the Brunswick Picture House is no longer an abandoned building ghosting on Fingal Street. This week the curtain lifts on what was almost a lost gem! ‘I just...


Culture Roundup – March 23, 2016

Loving all the way to the bank Lawyer turned spoken-word activist Mark Swivel takes us to Bangaldesh where he went to learn about micro-finance with the Grameen Bank. Swivel wanted to make a difference, and in a weird way he...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: The lady doth protest too much

Last week the NSW government, led by Mike Baird, passed new anti-protest legislation increasing penalties for protesters at mining and coal seam gas sites, and awarding police greater discretionary powers to use their ‘move on’ orders to disperse and...


How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.