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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

September 14, 2016

Issue 31.14

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – Sully

I recall Margaret Pomeranz, when reviewing Grand Torino (2008), suggesting that as a director, Clint Eastwood spoke more directly to men than to women. It was not meant as a criticism, merely an observation… and I have come to...


Cinema Review – Captain Fantastic

Ben (Viggo Mortensen) is the domineering patriarch of his own isolated tribe – not that he would admit to being such. He and his six home-schooled kids enjoy an escapist, face-painted, deer-slaughtering ‘alternative lifestyle’ in the forested mountains of...


Women like Ellen Briggs

For mother of twins Ellen Briggs, becoming a comedian happened by accident. ‘I started writing a book. The content was getting funnier and funnier and I realised that no-one was going to buy my book and so I went and...


Glory for Mullum but heartbreak for Byron Bay in rugby finals

The Mullumbimby Moonshiners rugby union team has claimed the 2016 reserve grade championship after beating the Ballina Seahorses 20–17 in the grand final last Saturday afternoon.


Local league juniors shine

It’s only two years since the Lennox Head Dolphins and the Devils merged at Junior level, but on Saturday at the Tweed Seagulls’ ground, they found themselves in their first grand final against Goup 18 heavyweights, Bilambil.


Rams Reserves make Grand Final

Byron Bay FC’s Northern Hotel Premier Reserves and Rails Hotel Third Division teams turned on some thrilling football in last Saturday’s semifinals.


Byron Tossers win the Shand Cup

Nick Shand started his own media empire from scratch but what he really wanted was to be a sporting champ.


Transplant veteran looks for more gold

Kingscliff local Peter Prichard is gearing up to celebrate his extended ‘second chance’ at life by participating in next month’s Australian Transplant Games.


There’s a venue for every function

There are some amazing venues in the Byron area and neighbouring shires, suitable for corporate, private or intimate occasions, and you will be able to find them all easily in a new publication called Byron Venue, coming out soon. The...


Byron Bay Brewery re-opens its doors 

Following a three month extensive refurbishment, the Byron Bay Brewery, which has been bought by beverage giant Lion, is ready to reopen its doors on Friday September 16th, 2016. Gordon Treanor, Craft Director at Lion, said the venue will continue...


Brookfarm goes to Melbourne

Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson These days, there’s an expo for everything. The big one for food is Fine Foods Australia, which is held annually, alternating between Sydney and Melbourne. This week, with more than 1,000 exhibitors, it’s in...


Our unique region

Why is our northern rivers region been so successful? Northern Rivers Food convenor, and co-founder of Brookfarm Pam Brook, says, ‘The one thing we do uniquely up here is to really connect everyone from paddock to plate. In some regions...


More Awards!

Another big food win has been announced for the region with Byron and hinterland awarded Outstanding Region in the Delicious Australia Produce Awards 2016. Northern Rivers Food’s Anne Briggs congratulated’ all the local farmers, food producers, food service providers and...


Hats off to the winners

Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson We take our hat off to locals awarded hats in the 2017 Good Food Guide awards, announced last week: Two hats (last year one hat): Fleet, Brunswick Heads Two hats (new): Paper Daisy, Cabarita Beach One hat...


Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

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