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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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The ghost in the archives #7

On June 19 thirty years ago came the front-page news that Mullumbimby was to have a levee bank, a decision later reversed, obviously. Councillors made the decision without a public meeting beforehand.

Bruns massive development

Russell Eldridge, Brunswick Heads Brunswick Heads is about to be hit with its biggest development upheaval in decades, with the re-emergence...

NPWS cancels meeting with traditional owners over hazard reduction burn

Local Minjungbal Indigenous leaders are asking the National Parks and Wildlife Service to consult with them over a planned hazard reduction burn at Billinudgel Nature Reserve but a scheduled meeting was cancelled by NPWS.

Mullumbimby home seriously damaged in fire

A home on Ann Street, Mullumbimby, was badly damaged in a house fire over the weekend.

AVO sparks ‘community standards of behaviour’ forum

Barefoot Law founder and mayoral candidate Mark Swivel, is hosting an event regarding ‘AVOs, harassment, abuse and violence’, to be held June 17 from 6pm at the Byron Community Centre Cavanbah Room.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

August 31, 2016

Issue 31.12

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: David Brent: Life on the Road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2THODznVOt8 This Is Spinal Tap, Rob Reiner’s mockumentary from 1984, first came to mind when I saw the trailers for this, but it is a different kettle of fish altogether. It’s as laugh-out-loud funny, and even more cringeworthy in its...


Cinema Review: Ben Hur

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLJdzky63BA The first question was always going to be, ‘Will the chariot race be as good?’ To which the answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ The second question, ‘why would they bother to make another version of William Wyler’s 1959 classic?’,...


Rize on

She changed her name to symbolise her belief in being a speaker who uses her voice for the people.  The music she makes is a call to arms to rise up against all injustices, to ultimately unite and to create...


Ocean Shores Art Expo bigger and better than ever

The Ocean Shores Public School hall was packed last Friday evening for the annual Ocean Shores Art Expo, a show which has for 13 years drawn entries and interest from a vast distance to the north of the Byron Shire.


Skunkhour bring back the mongrel funk

They started out as an urban funk band with the Sutherland brothers, Dean on bass and Michael on drums with their mate Warwick Scott on lead guitar. Back in Sydney in 92 they hooked up with the Larkin Bros, Aya...


Byron Magpies fly higher to clinch AFL grand final

The Byron AFL team put the cream on top of an undefeated season run by beating the Ballina Bombers in the grand Final last Saturday 11.11–77 to 6.5–41. The Byron team had been dominant all season but to finally get...


Locals wrestle medals from world’s best

Byron brothers Marley and Jarra Sherlock have returned  victorious from the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships in California. Jarra (16 years) won his final to take home the gold medal while Marley (13 years) couldn’t overcome his opponent, the two-times world...


Plenty join the fun run for Brunswick Surf Life Savers

A record-breaking 270 people took part in the Byron2Bruns Beach Run in support of the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club last weekend. ‘It was a really good event,’ said organiser Damian Hopkins. ‘We are slowly building momentum and getting new...


Rams sends Lismore Workers on early break

Dogwhistle The Northern Hotel Byron Bay Rams Premier League team out-classed Lismore Workers on Saturday to take out the Football Far North Coast elimination semifinal with a 2–0 victory at the Rec Grounds. Despite ongoing staff shortages, the Byron boys shrugged...


Byron Bay Rugby win through to Grand Final

Byron Bay have booked a place in the grand final by beating last year’s premiers Wollongbar-Alstonville on Saturday afternoon, 26–21. ‘It was without a doubt one of the best games of the 2016 season,’ Byron Bay’s Andrew Teuma said. Byron Bay...


Flannelette flair of Kyogle a winner in dragon boat regatta

The competition was intense among the sixteen sports teams during the recent Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club’s regatta at Ballina. But no team surpassed the winning enthusiasm of the flannelette-wearing Kyogle Hillbillys. This was the third year they had entered the...


Byron Full-Tossers chase down 215 for place in Shand final

The Shand series cricket has always been the game where you can have a friendly hit. Everyone gets a go and if you are going to be sledged at least it won’t be by a seventeen-year-old just beginning to...


Table tennis team battles it out in interdistrict comp

Four of the Byron Bay Table Tennis club players represented the area at the interdistrict competition held at the Goonellabah Table Tennis Stadium in mid-August. The side had plenty of talent and included Chris Strybos, Mark Smith(c), Sunny Gibb and...


Rail trail plans get green flag from Byron Council

Tweed Shire Council’s proposed rail trail from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek may also connect to Billinudgel, after Byron Shire councillors last week voted to progress discussions with that council.


Byron council candidates declare their preferences

With a bigger candidate line-up than last election, preferences will undoubtedly play a large part in who gets elected to Byron Shire Council on September 10. What will make the difference is how you vote.


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Bestselling authors in Byron and Lismore Byron Writers Festival presents two bestselling authors – Yann Martel and Lionel Shriver. Yann Martel will appear in conversation with Matthew Condon. Yann Martel is the author of  Life of Pi, the number one international bestseller and he...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Sniffing out the bigger story on drug...

Last week at about 2.30 in the afternoon I was meeting someone at a pub when two sketchy-looking dudes came into the front bar with their dog. Nothing unusual. There are sketchy-looking dudes with dogs all over the place,...


The Chef Bros: Rohit and Mohit

Story and photo: Vivienne Pearson Hey Brother, He Ain’t Heavy… He’s My Brother, Brother to Brother… Whatever your era, there’s a song about brothers supporting each other. Have you heard the one about brothers in the kitchen? Probably not, because...


Keeping heat in the cooking 

By: Vivienne Pearson Some concepts are so simple that they take ages to get your head around. Retained-heat cooking is like that for me. Retained-heat cooking uses heat generated by initial cooking to finish the process without adding any further fuel....


Fathers Day at Byron at Byron 

The rainbow bee-eaters are flying around Byron at Byron resort in Suffolk Park this week, indicating spring, the time for fathers to ensure their barbecues are in top condition for the summer season. However, if you’d like to give...


Bluesfest goes BOOM!

With Patti Smith, Billy Bragg, Zac Brown Band – and that’s just for starters… While Bluesfest’s first artist announcement for 2017 sees a lot of popular favourites coming back for more, Bluesfest virgins Patti Smith and Billy Bragg have signed...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 1 September, 2016

Merryn Jeann to support Liz in Mullum Sometimes the show just can’t go on and Red Square Music regrets to announce that the wonderful Claire Anne Taylor, who was set to support the upcoming album launch of Liz Stringer, will...


Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.


Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.