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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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Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very...

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

What’s happening with South Ballina Beach?

The debate about the future of the beaches south of Ballina is heating up again as councils and concerned citizens grapple with the ongoing issue of 4WD-related damage.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

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.

July 6, 2016

Issue 31.04

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Cinema Review: Wide Open Sky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB-wV6Aclcs It’s important to be reminded occasionally of how cinema can elevate and liberate simply by striking a chord that joins us all as human beings. Lisa Nicol’s splendid doco does exactly that. As Philistine politicians continue to strip funding from...


Cinema Review: The BFG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOvPKNMGU8o One thing that you can bet the sheep station on is that a Steven Spielberg movie will have a happy ending. Jaws is still my favourite, but, besides confronting the holocaust and being obsessed with boys’ own high adventure...


What we can learn from Leunig – and his ducks?

Michael Leunig’s commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans more than forty years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. His newspaper work appears regularly in The Age and The Sydney Morning...


Byron Writers Festival welcomes Angela Flournoy on her first visit to...

Angela Flournoy is one of the most talked-about debut novelists in the United States today. At just 30, she burst onto the international literary stage last year with her first novel The Turner House. It tells the story of...


The Real Thing

The past five years have been an incredible musical journey for Russell Morris, the man whose songwriting genius captured our imagination with The Real Thing in 1969.  Fast forward 40-plus years and to his current offering – a trilogy of...


Mullumbimby tennis juniors rule courts

The Mullum Moonwalkers played the Mullum Mafia in the recent Interdistrict Division 2 tennis final.


Ruby’s the bomb for union and league

Last year, not knowing anything about the game, Bruns lass Ruby Taylor began playing Rugby Union for Brunswick Billygoats.


Ram raid on Thistles’ home turf

The Northern Hotel Byron Bay Rams had another successful inland excursion on Saturday, taking on fourth-place aspirants Lismore Thistles on their home turf.


Magda Szubanski – from the stage to the page

‘If you had met my father you would never, not for an instant, have thought he was an assassin.’ Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory – one of Australia’s most beloved performers recently revealed her story in her extraordinary memoir...


So near and yet so far for Devils against comp frontrunners

Winning becomes a habit. The Evans Head Bombers, an honest but not outstanding team, have acquired it. Byron Bay’s Red Devils have gone cold turkey on it.


Music Roundup – 7 July 2016

The very mello Bello  This weekend the streets and halls of Bellingen come alive with their second music festival. Often it’s the experiences you don’t expect that become your highlight memories at a music festival. Those ‘I can’t believe I...


Get creative with Coco!

Want to do something creative with the kids this school break? Well Coco from the Curly Cousins has just the thing – her week-long drama and play workshop, suitable for kids from five to eight, but of course flexible...


Sweet Sweet Music

Sime Nugent and Alice Keath are Sweet Jean.  Their music ranges from stark to gothic, hazy and melodic. They play electro and acoustic guitars, banjo, keys and auto harp with razor-sharp harmonies at the centre of it all. They...


New eco-village model unveiled for Brunswick Heads

The Bruns Eco Village is an ambitious plan to establish a living space that encompasses lush rural living, shared communal assets, off-grid power, a working farm, school, aquatic centre, conference/wellness/community centres and a light commercial/industrial area.


Byron rates set to rise around $44 for households

Byron Council has adopted its $73 million operating budget for 2016/17. General rates will rise as per the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Home rate-pegging determination of 1.8 per cent. For an average household they are estimated to rise by about $44.


Culture Roundup: Wednesday July 6, 2016

Melbourne City Ballet presents Romeo and Juliet! Join Melbourne City Ballet as they bring the classical ballet version of William Shakespeare’s arguably most popular work Romeo and Juliet to life at Byron Theatre at the Community Centre on 21 July. Choreographed...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box – Holy chemtrails, Batman!

There is no such thing as chemtrails. I know this may come as a bit of a shock. Like being told there’s no Santa or no tooth fairy. But the truth is, a fat man coming down your chimney...


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.