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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

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...

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

October 5, 2016

Issue 31.17

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: The Magnificent Seven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-RBA0xoaWU Whenever there is a critics’ poll of the greatest movies ever made, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954) is always near the top of the list. (The most recent survey of punters’ faves that I saw had the preposterous Mulholland...


From Mother Russia to Mullumbimby

It’s been seven long years since VulgarGrad, the criminal seven, played MMF, leaving audiences reeling from the stench of the gutters of Moscow, with wallets missing and ears ringing with Russky expletives. It’s all about the attitude. If you...


Nothing Fake about Island Vibe

Joshua Appleby of Cheap Fakes got up close and personal with Seven about his band Cheap Fakes, playing at the upcoming Island Vibe on Straddie. Tell me how Cheap Fakes came to be. Cheap Fakes has been through a few incarnations...


Cinema Review: Truman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qh_nBPXyMg Beautiful people confined to wheelchairs or dying of cancer are a popular trend in cinemas, having more or less spawned their own genre. If not always sickly sentimental (Me Before You struck a fine balance between lachrymose and thoughtful),...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 6 October, 2016

Mental music Having graced our stages, radio airwaves, record books, playlists, TV screens and award nights for close to 40 years, Mental As Anything are proud to announce the release of two brand-new singles: Shake Off Your Sandals and Goat Tracks in my Sandpit....


Blue Moon Music…

Pianist and author Jessica Roemischer combines music and story telling and video for a unique concert at the Byron Theatre titled Once in a Blue Moon. Tell me what inspires you about Byron Bay. Ever since I set foot on...


Unicorns do f*ing exist

Hailed since 2010 as one of the most exciting Australian heavy acts to ever turn their amps up to 11, Totally Unicorn are pushing back the covers and emerging with a bunch of angst-driven booze- and medication-fuelled power hits....


Every Woman at Glitter

Cabaret singer Trevor Ashley presents his sensational hit Show I’m Every Woman at Glitter Festival.  What is it about singers such as Bette Midler, Cher and Shirley Bassey that have made them gay icons? Is there something in particular about...


Byron Beez win basketball final in thriller

The Byron Beez basketballers won a close-fought grand final against the Grafton Vikings 70–68 to claim the Sunshine Conference last weekend. The game was close all the way through with plenty of lead changes, according to Beez player Bret Madden. The...


Alstonville Oceania Cup full of spirit

Thirty-six teams competed in the 4th women and girls Oceania Cup football tournament held in Alstonville over the long weekend. The majority of the teams come from local north coast clubs but sides travelled from as far as Brisbane and...


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Malala's story He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The film gives us...


Local talent selected for Futsal Australia

Mullumbimby High School Year 12 student Krista Ruehe has been selected in the u/19 Australian Futsal Team set to tour the USA next July. Krista was a member of the undefeated NSW u/19 team that won the National School Futsal...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Affordable housing and other urban myths

The other day on Gumtree someone posted a one-bedroom cabin for rent in Mullumbimby for 485 bucks a week. Wow, was it state-of-the-art, architect designed, fully furnished?… Nope. It’s rustic settler cottage style.


End of (School Holiday) Days

Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson There are still a few days left of school holidays. Depending on your family’s combination of kids, work and other commitments, you’re likely feeling either rested or restless. In either case, if you feel...


Here’s Cheers to Food in the Brewery

Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson The newly reopened Byron Bay Brewery has got a bit of well-deserved press for its beer, but what about the food? The menu is worth checking out, regardless of how much you like beer. The sharing-style...


Spring hum to menu

In August we reported spring sightings of rainbow bee-eaters flying the short distance from Byron at Byron’s rainforest to the dining verandahs, but on two subsequent visits we have craned our necks in vain for a sight of the...


How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.