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OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

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 that suited newcomers to the sport well.

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

November 9, 2016

Issue 31.22

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: The Light Between Oceans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk7yw00a4fs If you are going to live a lie, there is no point in being half-hearted about it. To the chagrin of his beautiful wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander), Tom the lighthouse keeper (Michael Fassbender) just can’t stop himself from doing...


Cinema Review: The Accountant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KQX2sIhQJY This is one of those Russian doll movies – you keep lifting the lid on one puzzle only to find another within it. It is also the first that I can ever remember seeing in which the super-tough good...


Getting a Taste of Yourself

Twenty-eight-year-old Caitlyn Cook is a tantric sex practitioner. This was not the planned career path for a young woman who started out modelling and then found herself working as a policy analyst in New Zealand. It was in seeking help for her...


Live Music Roundup – Thursday 10 November, 2016

Roots Reggae Shakedown  Local roots reggae legends the Jesse Morris Band are teaming up with the mighty munchkins from the Rosie Miss-chief Band for a couple of special local shows starting with the Rails on Friday from 7pm for a...


Flawless Fuego!

This Saturday sees Tijuana Cartel’s guitarist/singer/songwriter take to the stage at Coorabell Hall for Noche Del Fuego with his 3-piece outfit Black Rabbit George. He is also joined by visionary bohemian rocker Felicity Lawless and her band. A one-time...


Culture Roundup – Wednesday 9 November, 2016

International comedian headlines Big Gig Comedy Night of Bling This year’s New Years Eve Big Gig comedy show at the Ballina RSL features international comedy star Gordon Southern. MC and Bling Queen Mandy Nolan is thrilled to be hosting what...


Night of the Raven

This Friday at the Brunswick Picture House features Doni Raven, a haunting silent film, backed by a live performance of original compositions featuring The Doni Raven Band.  From the misty mountaintops to a darkened canopy floor, you come to a...


Bruns SLS training in full swing

Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club’s chief training officer Braeden McHugh is spending his summer weekends busily helping others and building his own skills. He is particularly active at the beginning of each patrol season looking after and delivering the training...


Teven Golf Club men’s results for November 5

Teven Golf Club Men’s Division played an 18-hole Stroke competition for the Monthly Medal on Saturday morning 5 November with a 6.30am shotgun start. This game also determined the 2016 Medal of Medals winner. The results were: Winner: Jim McGarry...


Race to join Kingscliff triathlon

It is early days but already the 14th edition of the Kingscliff Triathlon is expecting well over a thousand entrants. Returning to the town on Sunday, November 27, the event includes athletes competing in Tempta, Sprint and Olympic distances, who...


Mullum bowls stages John McKay Memorial Triples

The ‘old fellows team’ of Kooka, R Grobb and R Parker rose to the occasion and won the Jay McKay memorial at the Mullum Ex-Services Bowling Club. The pair won the event with two wins + 25 to wrestle the...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Unfair B’n’B, opportunism and you

If you can do something to benefit yourself, should you? What if that thing you do to benefit yourself has long-term negative ramifications for others? What if your benefit is at the cost of others but this was never your intention? Are you still responsible?


Gold for OSushi

By: Vivienne Pearson The gold plating in OSushi’s dishes will shine more brightly now the restaurant is a Gold Award winner in the 2016 Restaurant and Catering Australia awards. The awards are based on merit, with anonymous judges scoring each entry...


Time for tea

By: Vivienne Pearson Taking the lid off each deep, black tub reveals a wonderland of scent and texture. Flavour too, but to elicit that, you first need to add water. Boiling water. I am at Byron Bay Tea Company’s HQ, in...


Newrybar: Presenting the food

Newrybar Merchants’ artists – L–R: Danielle McEwan (Tigmi Trading), Shannon Fricke (Shannon Fricke Home), Stephanie Cassidy (Manager), Nicole Patterson (Nikau), Di Miller (Di Miller Artist), Lhasa Morgan (florist), Nikki Pockock (Nikau), Britte Sunde (Beautiflora) By: Vivienne Pearson How often do you...


Stone & Wood a ‘good business’

Local brewer Stone & Wood has been certified as having a positive impact in the community and through its sustainability practices, according to its sustainability manager James Perrin, under the B-Corp certification program. ‘It’s not enough for a business to...


Lunch at Rae’s

By Vivienne Pearson I’ve eaten some special meals in my time – though perhaps not as many as you might think, given how much time I spend writing about food. There was my first degustation menu, at the now defunct Jacques...


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. 

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up at the beach; I have...

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?