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Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

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Jaimini hut

Margot Hays, Bangalow I would like to voice my opinion regarding the hut structure at Belongil where Jaimini sits and...

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

August 24, 2016

Issue 31.11

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Cinema Review: Hitchcock Truffaut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5dBxIatZw In 1966, the young French filmmaker François Truffaut wrote Cinema According To Hitchcock (and I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve not read it). Truffaut’s career was about to bloom (he had already made The 400 Blows), and his homage to...

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Cinema Review: War Dogs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwh9c_E3dJk The title will make a hard sell of this movie. War is generally only a popular subject these days when set in the past or if a hipster like Tarantino turns it into a lurid fantasy, as in Inglorious...

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Playing on Bridges…

The glorious Liz Stringer and Claire Anne Taylor are both featured artists at Mullum Music Festival this November. Music lovers have a chance to get a little sample of their supply at the Mullum Ex-Services when the two women...

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US author Lionel Shriver talks about her new novel

Arguably the most perceptive and topical author of our times, Lionel Shriver is the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin. She will discuss her new novel The Mandibles, about the decline that might await the...

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Live Music Roundup: Thursday 25 August, 2016

Tearing it up with TORA In a country that boasts an ever-growing and internationally acclaimed electronic music scene, Tora have earned their place as one of Australia’s most promising young acts. For the last six months, the boys from Byron...

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Culture Roundup: Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Night Letters Park Lane Theatre at Lennox Community Centre is hosting its first theatre production Night Letters this Friday till Sunday. An Australian man, recently diagnosed with an incurable disease, leaves his home, his lover and their life, and travels through...

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Gang Music

GANGgajang has been part of the Australian pub music landscape since 1984 when their self-titled debut album permeated our summers with hits such as This is Australia, House of Cards and Gimme Some Lovin’. Thirty-two years on the band...

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Local tennis trio earn place in major development tournament

The Mullumbimby Tennis Club has congratulated and rewarded three young tennis players who have qualified for this weekend’s PDS tournament in Inverell.

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Ballina rugby knock-out Lennox Head

Ballina Rugby beat coastal rivals Lennox Head 26 to 19 in the minor semifinal to keep their grand final hopes alive.

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500 compete in little athletics carnival

As many as 500 primary students aged eight to 13 from across the region competed in the Far North Coast Zone Primary School Sports Association Athletics Championships held at the Byron’s Cavanbah Centre last week.

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Junior Giants dominate finals to snatch DB Cup

The Mullumbimby Giants Junior Rugby League side has made 20-year history by wrapping their hands around the Derek Brouwer Cup.

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Bragging rights go to Byron as Geckos flounder

As the Olympics limp to a close and national anthems dissolve into grateful silence the unfunded and uninhibited athletes of the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series continue to break new ground.

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Sports stars help AFL juniors

Pat Rafter and Gold Coast Suns head coach Andrew Raines joined up to 70 people at a fundraiser for the Byron Bay’s junior AFL team last Friday.

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Good things come in threes

By Vivienne Pearson It seems that good things come in threes for the Byron Farmers Market. Of the three, the most prestigious is being shortlisted for an award for the country’s best farmers market. Run by Delicious magazine and judged...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Men behaving badly

If you want to see the worst in men go to children’s soccer. The minute their kid hits the pitch certain ‘grown’ men transform into testosterone-fuelled man-beasts obsessed with living out their failed sporting prowess through their poor kid.

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Dan and Steph in Sample Cook-off

One of the many events at the Sample Food Festival will be a demo of making pork and macadamia sausages held on the Northern Rivers Food stage by ‘Dan and Steph’ Mulheron, who established the eatery Eat at Dan...

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Rams finish strongly but plenty still to do as finals loom

The final round of the Football Far North Coast Premiership at Alstonville on Saturday brought comfortable wins for both the Premier League players and Reserves of the Northern Hotel Byron Bay Rams.

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Real food projects releases spring class schedule

After a more than successful first round of classes by self-taught cook, sustainable-food advocate and author Kate Walsh, Real Food Projects has launched their new round of spring classes for the remainder of 2016. With the introduction of additional hosts...

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My Mayor Rules cook-off at Sample

The mayors of Byron, Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley will go head to head at the Northern Rivers Food (NRF) Cooking Stage this year at Sample Food Festival, and apparently the mayors are keeping their tactics pretty close to...

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Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass

Bangalow was again the ‘meating’ place of the North Coast last weekend with the BBQ and Bluegrass festival completing a third successful year. Once again, you needed to arrive early if you wanted to taste the smokiest, slow-cooked pork,...

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Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital get underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital referbishment.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.