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Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

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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.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

March 8, 2017

Issue 31.39

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Rusty takes on Noosa and wins

Crystal Cylinders Up at the Noosa Surfing Festival Byron Bay’s Rusty Miller did what he does best: surfing with style, getting the judges’ appreciation and a win in the Over-70s Magoo memorial division. Miller appeared not only in the...


The two of them and all of you at Bello

The lineup for 6–9 July Bello Winter Music Festival is out. It’s the third time round the dance floor for this NSW village and this time featured acts include dub-and-bass heroes Salmonella Dub, Texan singer/songwriter Joe Pug, taking leave...


Swivel, Mark Swivel

Mark Swivel presents a rousing, ridiculous how-not-to guide on parenting politics and pools in his show Dad Joke. Simone Whetton on 702 ABC Radio called his show ‘vulnerable, excoriating and hilarious in one loveable mixture!’ So, Mr Swiv… Why do a show...


Live Music Roundup – March 10, 2017

Bowie up the Duff  In January of 2016, the music world lost one of its greatest and most respected artists in David Bowie. Now a year later in 2017, Jeff’s Bowie Unzipped show salutes the enormous legacy that Bowie left...


Culture Roundup – March 9, 2017

Lismore Laughs Lismore’s new annual comedy festival Lismore Laughs returns this weekend with three great shows. Friday see the star of The Weekly and host of Hard Quiz, Tom Gleeson present his show Cheer Up and Saturday at lunchtime the wacky...


Music with Hart

In 1999 Beth Hart rose to fame with the release of her single LA Song from her second album Screamin’ for my Supper. It’s all about the music for this sultry woman of song. What is the one song that...


It was either this or Fifty Shades Darker when I drove up to Tweed the other day – a no-brainer if ever there was one. This is the third offshoot spawned by Japanese director Hideo Nakata’s 1998 Ring, a...


We of the Pirra Pirra

With the identical ginger twins in the rhythm section, the relationship between the vocalist (Jess Beck) and the ‘other guy’ on guitar, Pirra is something of an unorthodox family band. They began back in 2008 honing their skills looking...


State government ‘ignoring’ promises made to Byron council

Funding commitments for Byron Shire Council that have been ignored by the state government are causing ‘reputational damage,’ according to the council’s general manager Ken Gainger.


Nearly $100k injected into north coast events

Up to $95,000 will be invested into far north coast events through the NSW government’s 2017 Flagship Event Fund, while funding to support the region’s ailing infrastructure has been promised ‘at a later stage.’


100 trees cleared around Tyagarah Airfield

Byron Shire Council staff have admitted that more than 100 trees have been removed and a similar number pruned in stage one of a program designed to 'provide safe aircraft approaches for take-off and landing' around the Tyagarah Airfield.


Byron council updates residential strategy

Requiring affordable housing in all new developments, encouraging secondary dwellings and setting aside land for caravan parks and manufactured homes are three new controls Byron Shire Council planning to implement as part of its new residential strategy.


Sound system of the Heart

Following his recent relocation from Melbourne to Mullumbimby, Australia’s King of Reggae Soundsystem, Derek Marr, brings us the unique Heartical Hi-Powa. Heartical Hi-Powa was the original dub reggae soundsystem in Australia, founded and hand-built in 2002. Now based in Mullumbimby,...


Locals join the lineup as World Surf League lands on the...

Local pro surfers have been busy with a heap of events along the east coast of Australia for the start of the WSL year.


Mullum fall short at Fours final

The Mullumbimby Bowling Club was defeated by Kingscliff at the final of the District Fours played at Cudgen on last Sunday.


Shores United claim new home ground with ‘emphatic win’

The Shores United Brown Snakes claimed a great a comeback win to put their stamp on the Shire’s newest sport’s field on Shara Boulevard in Ocean Shores two weeks ago.


Matt Slee wins Tweed triathlon

Byron athlete Matt Slee battled more than 500 other competitors, high temperatures and extreme humidity for more than four hours to win the Tweed Coast Enduro triathlon at Pottsville the weekend before last.


Learn to coach soccer at Mullumbimby

The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club is hosting a free MiniRoos Coaching certificate training course at Pine Avenue, Mullumbimby, this Saturday, March 11.


Brunswick surf life savers host Masters and finish in second place

Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club hosted the annual Masters Surf Life Saving Competition in late February and finished in second place.


Byron Community school among the medals after return to pool

Byron Community Primary School swimmers Skye Pockley and Josie Nagel have been invited to compete in Sydney later this month after strong performances at the North Coast Independent Schools swimming carnival held in Lismore last week.


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: And… cut

A pair of scissors could save the world. Well, not normal scissors. Gene scissors. Of course these aren’t actual scissors, you can’t Steiner your way through a felt collage with these, these are for scientists into bio-craft. These are CRISPR...


Beautiful Byron Bay boutique picnics

Byron Bay Boutique Picnics has recently re-launched, after a hiatus of a year. Suffolk Park local Nicole Greenwood is not only an excellent cook and owns a superb range of picnic accessories; she is a lover of picnics.


Who pays when food is cheap?

Government subsidies, exploitive labour practices, and costs to land are the reason conventional food is too cheap, and organic food relatively expensive, according to the US Cornucopia Institute, a tax-exempt public-interest group.


Ice-cream for Sunday breakfast

Yes! The one time you might be able to make your children eat broccoli for breakfast is this Sunday, because ‘breakfast dessert’ (my children tell me that all the other kids at school get this) can be an ice-cream feast that helps homeless people.


Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

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.