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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.

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Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

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...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

April 6, 2016

Issue 30.43

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In this Issue:

Directing the Upside Down River

Invoking the expansive, isolating beauty of rural Australia, Reg Cribb’s epic new play Thomas Murray and The Upside Down River is about a man ravaged by drought, family secrets and love. The play is coming direct to NORPA from...


Hello Bello!

The beautiful town of Bellingen comes alive again this winter with Mullum Music Festival’s Sister event, Bello Winter Music. When launching the lineup this week, for promoter and event creator Glenn Wright when it comes to music festivals it’s...


Live Music Roundup – April 7, 2016

Fresh, young and powerful: Meet Montaigne’ Montaigne’s fresh and powerful vocals showcase talent beyond her 19 years – a spectacle that does not leave viewers disappointed. The past year has been a momentous one for the teenager, who re-acquainted herself with...


Intensive Kung Fu week begins

The Mullumbimby Wu Chi Kung Fu School ran a special class last Sunday morning down at Torakina Park, Brunswick Heads.


Suffolk soccer gets hot as season sparks up

This weekend saw Suffolk Park blaze through the first round of the 2016 FFNC adult soccer competition.


Werner loves his table tennis

You’re never too old to enjoy table tennis and the proof is in the ping-pong in one of the Byron Bay Table Tennis Club members Werner Borkhardt.


Culture Roundup – April 6, 2016

Hey nice bits! The Drill Hall Theatre’s first production for 2016 is The Drill Bits Show. Bits of Drama, Bits of Comedy, Bits of Dance, Bits of Music and Bits of Film, all shaken into a theatrical cocktail that will...


Byron council considers $34m seawall for Belongil

Are the public happy to lose Belongil beach to around 34 private landowners? Consultants preparing a management strategy for the beach say a seawall and groynes are still the best ‘economic’ option.


Ewingsdale ‘seniors’ development hits hurdles

A large-scale seniors housing and commercial precinct is before Byron Shire Council again this Thursday (April 7) and, according to staff, the draft DCP submitted by the developer includes ‘issues not previously considered’.


Indigenous students spreading unity through song

Fifteen Indigenous students have just completed a series of hip-hop workshops, producing a song entitled Unity At The Forefront that recognises the importance of a non-divisive community.


Mullumbimby solar project reaches target

The Mullumbimby Drill Hall is going solar, thanks to community support and COREM (Community Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby).


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Keep calm… it’s only a breast!

Nasty prudes need to stop picking on breastfeeding mums. Breastfeeding in public is not embarrassing. Being embarrassed by breastfeeding in public: now that is embarrassing.


A Bountiful Orchard

Joel Orchard, farmer and food activist, is becoming a go-to person in the region on topics such as farming, food sovereignty and ecological agriculture.


Cinema Review – Zootopia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0c3nKWhlIA It’s inconceivable that the children who have been flocking to this brilliant little girl-power movie could possibly appreciate the ‘grown up’ subtleties and sophistication of its script. When a story that is loaded with social comment has as one...


Cinema Review – A Bigger Splash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQioAYem3o It’s an unhelpful distraction when a movie constantly reminds you of so many others you’ve seen. Such was the case with this psycho-sexual drama from Italian director Luca Guadagnino. Among those that came to mind, the most persistent was...


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. 

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up at the beach; I have...