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David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

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Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

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.

Cringe worthy PM

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

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

April 13, 2016

Issue 30.44

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: The Jungle Book

If it’s true that there are no more than a handful of stories to be told, Mowgli’s fronting up to his hateful stalker, Shere Khan the tiger, probably falls into the ‘High Noon’ category, ie, a man’s gotta do...


The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Fairytales were never as complicated as this in the days when kids might have actually believed in them, surely. Arriving as the prequel to 2012’s Snow White And The Huntsman, which I had happily consigned to oblivion, it is...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 14 April, 2016

Devon & Dowling Polka Dot Productions welcomes back the delightful Devon Sproule to Mullum. Her debut Polka Dot gig a couple of years ago was sensational. Born to hippy parents near Kingston, Ontario, Devon Sproule spent her childhood on a 465-acre,...


Just Poinciana

Change can be hard, especially when it comes to something well loved. But change brings opportunity and renewal. Monique Emilio, new owner of Poinciana, is conscious of how changes to this iconic cafe are perceived, especially in relation to the tree from which it takes its name.


The write stuff with Reg Cribb

Writer Reg Cribb is probably best known for the film Last Cab to Darwin. As a screenwriter and a playwright Reg is passionate about telling stories slightly off the grid, detailing the Australia that exists outside our capital cities. His...


Drop Legs back in town

Byron’s Drop Legs have just released a song depicting the story of a friend unfairly criminalised by drug-test laws. Just after the song premiered on Triple J and, ironically, after they recorded it, the band were pepper sprayed after...


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Drill Bits on Stage! The Drill Hall Theatre Company presents The Drill Bits Show for five shows commencing Friday with additional performances on Saturday and then the following weekend, 22 and 23 April at 7.30pm and a Sunday matinee at 2pm....


When the truth is a powerful Ly

The Byron Spirit Festival is hugely excited to be presenting the unique insights of Ly de Angeles, back in her former homeland, in a two-part in-depth workshop. Born in Sydney and currently residing in Melbourne, Ly de Angeles has spent her...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Look Who’s Stalking

Last week I realised I had a stalker. Sunday arvo, a NO CALLER ID call comes through. I pick it up. The voice says, ‘Hello, Mandy, it’s Rob!’ I didn’t have a clue who Rob was, but here’s a...


Thus spake Mungo: A Liberal fairy story

This is a story about a man destined to be prime minister – a Liberal leader from Central Casting. His indulgent father provided him with the best schooling money could buy. He went on to university, where he developed both a taste and a talent for politics.


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 is at the discretion of...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

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 that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...