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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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The legal smoke

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

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

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

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...

April 5, 2017

Issue 31.43

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In this Issue:

Live Music Roundup – April 14

Killer Cats Byron Bay’s Queer Night is back this Friday at the Byron Brewery featuring live music, local DJs suave Kings, fabulous Queens, cabaret and dance performances. CC THE CAT will be headlining the live music side of the event...


Street to the stage at Bluesfest

Lech Wierzynski of the California Honey drops says, ‘There are no celebrities in our band’. And it’s true. What is most electrifying about this American blues and R&B outfit is their love of the music of the street. There are...


Cinema Review: The Lego Batman Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGQUKzSDhrg There was a laugh-out-loud moment halfway through this movie when Batman (made from LEGO pieces and voiced by Will Arnett with Christian Bale gravel) is told to take off his shoes for a security check. But because they are...


Cinema Review: Ghost in the Shell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4VmJcZR0Yg I arrived at the Tweed City Cinema to be confronted by a sign that read ‘due to the dangerous weather conditions, our last screening today will be at 2.30pm’. Unfortunately, this movie was on at 1.30. It is, like...


Celtic Heaven

T his Sunday catch the Celtic Heaven Sunday Session at Club Mullum with Aoife Scott Band and Áine Tyrrell. Tyrell weaves her tapestry of stories through her music, bringing forth imagery that is both emotionally stirring and uplifting. Tell me about your...


Culture Roundup – April 5

Rich @ Brewery Unconventional South African comedian Dusty Rich is a master of crowd interaction, moving spontaneous ideas around the room faster than his yoga-like lunges accentuating a physicality that only makes his performances even more hilarious. Rich’s wild and...


Full points

Ontario guitarist Jake Charron and seventh-generation Prince Edward Island musicians Tim (fiddle) and Koady Chaisson (banjo) of The East Pointers have a knack for making traditional music seem ridiculously hip. How did you come to be playing world-class celtic music...


Kids’ parties: not just ‘beer and skittles’

‘Children’s birthday parties are an integral part of their memories when they grow up, but can be stressful for the hosting parent at the time,’ says Nikki, who has some very good ideas.


Yoga in Tuscany this September

The retreat village is 100km from Florence, and just 40km from Siena, a quiet corner in the heart of Tuscany where you can regenerate, admiring the nature that surrounds you.


Coffee at Blues

You might be wondering what it takes to supply coffee at Bluesfest. The coffee, cups, grinders and machines are supplied by Bun Coffee, a local outfit whose coffee roasting business is located in Byron Bay.


Alternative paths to new markets

If you are a food grower, you probably always have your radar on, listening out for new ideas on developing food ventures, opening up new markets for your products, thinking of new products or even the possibility, perhaps, of on-farm tourism.


Locals bow out of WSL pro at Margaret River

Matt Wilkinson (Byron Bay) and Stuart Kennedy (Lennox Head) will need to regroup at Bells Beach after some poor performances at the Margaret River Drug Aware Pro which saw them both bow out with equal 25th finishes.


Lismore beat women Beez in final minutes

The Lady Beez had an awesome game against the Storm with tough defence giving them a narrow lead for most of the game. It was a great team effort.


Netball trio ready for Academy Games

Local netballers Freya Peacock, Kaelyah Puni and Tarnie Hilyard will head to Terrigal this weekend to contest the 2017 Clubs NSW Academy Games. The girls will compete alongside more than 200 athletes from 11 Regional Academies of Sport across the...


Brunswick women take second place in grade 3 bowls Pennant

For the third year running the Brunswick Heads women have come second in the Tweed Byron District Women’s Bowling Association grade three Pennants Competition. Cabarita topped the table with 25 points ahead of Brunswick on 14. Cabarita won the flag despite...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: The funny thing about dying

No-one likes talking about dying. Once you start talking about dying you think, shit, I’m going to die now. It’s not just superstition. You will die. Not because you tempted fate by scandalously talking of death. Because everyone dies. It’s the only guarantee we have in life.


Mullumbimby wins district bowls pairs

Michael Burke  The Mullumbimby Bowling Club’s Ben Leeson and Leigh Rickert took out the Tweed Byron District Reserve Pairs Final against Burringbar at Ocean Shores on Sunday. The Mullumbimby pair played solid bowls to take the early lead they maintained throughout,...


Surf life savers collect medals at Masters

Record number of locals travelled north to Kirra last week to compete in the Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships. Brunswick Heads SLSC sent a record of 12 competitors to compete at the carnival open to 30-year-olds through to over-70s. Brunswick’s...


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.