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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the...

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

Locavores out and about

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

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

May 3, 2017

Issue 31.47

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – Get Out

You don’t often come across an otherwise standard horror/mystery flick that includes strident and, for white liberal audiences, discomfiting social comment. Writer/director Jordan Peele, an African American, has made a movie that holds a mirror to our bourgeois self-esteem...


Life Is A Cabaret in Burlesque Heads

Burlesque and cabaret performer Louise McCabe is the co-director of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret & Burlesque Festival, bringing colour and pizzaz to Brunswick Heads 12–14 May.


Cinema Review – Going In Style

Michael Caine is eighty-four years old, and he looks and acts every day of it in an underwhelming comedy that is as stale as last week’s bread.


Music fest plants out trees for Mothers Day

Mullum Music Festival’s annual Mothers Day tree planting is at the Durrumbul Hall site on Sunday. This year will see the 6,000th native tree planted by the festival team, its supporters and planting organisers.


Culture Roundup: Thursday 4 May, 2017

CIRCUS OZ and NORPA are donating 100 tickets to the company’s upcoming show to flood-affected families and individuals via Lismore Helping Hands community group.


Sea Shepherd activists investigate murky shark-net waters

Sea Shepherd activists say they were caught in a ‘Mexican stand-off’ with NSW government contractors three kilometres off Ballina’s shoreline on Sunday April 23.


Cinema Review – Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

If it weren’t for the ear-splitting excesses of the climactic scenes, this reviewer would have to eat humble pie and concede that the latest from the endless production line of Marvel super-hero fantasies is pretty good.


Byron council calls for Mullum hospital to be ‘gifted’

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson and general manager Ken Gainger have sent a letter to the minister for health, Brad Hazzard, requesting the Mullumbimby Hospital site be gifted to council


Council considers Bangalow’s future

Byron Shire Council is preparing a strategic forward plan for Bangalow and is welcoming input into the Bangalow Village Plan on how residents walk, cycle and use their cars to get around the town.


Walking for victims of FGM

Sabine Hellfaier-Fuhrke is walking 300km to raise money for restorative surgeries for victims of female genital mutilation. She is president of Clitoraid Australasia, an international charity that provides restorative surgeries for victims of FGM around the world.


Mobile stories for local schools

Byron Writers Festival has launched its StoryBoard Bus, a travelling creative writing program bringing authors and illustrators into schools across the northern rivers.


A colourful launch for Waterlily Playscape

The launch of Waterlily Playscape at Waterlily Park at Ocean Shores on Sunday was ‘a huge success’ according to organisers. ‘Hundreds of locals attended. The kids were playing on the new equipment enthusiastically.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp’s second project together Songs of the Latin Skies has just been released and on its first day it raced immediately to #1 on the iTunes World Chart.


Byron council seeks input on flying fox camps

Byron Shire Council is seeking residents’ input on how to manage flying fox camps in Mullumbimby, Bangalow, Byron Bay and Suffolk Park.


Errors sink Red Devils

When the referee pings you for overstepping the mark from the kick-off, you can’t help feeling that it is not going to be your day.


Cleansweep for MBVFC girls

After all the rain in recent weeks it was fantastic to see the sun come out for the first weekend of junior / miniroos football down at the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club home ground.


Ballina beat Shores in B-grade ANZAC Cup final

Shores United B grade contested its first ANZAC Cup final at Oakes Oval in Lismore but lost 5–2 to a tough and physical Ballina.


Danger stops All Girls surf comp

Ebony Santamaria  The latest round of the All Girls Surfriders competition was cut short owing to ‘treacherous’ conditions. The event was held as part of the All Girls Surfriders campout at Fingal Head. The bank right in front of the campground turned...


Locals dominate Malibu Classic

Good vibes and fun waves at Wategos Beach where on tap for the 37th Annual Byron Bay Malibu Classic held on the weekend before last.


Small schools relish cross country

Perfect conditions accompanied the small schools cross- country run last Friday at Durrumbul public school in Main Arm.


Byron Bay limbers up for Triathlon

Celebrating its 22nd year, the Byron Bay Triathlon is just two weeks away and together with Byron Shire Council and NSW Police, organisers are focused on a great race including a full children’s event. Race director Mike Crawley welcomed the...


Ruane takes out cycling Summer Series

The final race day on Anzac weekend helped determine the overall Summer Series winners for the Byron Bay Cycling Club.


Dolphins go all the way in rugby championships to win the...

The U/19 Far North Coast team won the Colts Shield at the NSW Country Rugby Union Championships held over the weekend in Port Macquarie. The team convincingly beat Illawarra in the Colts tier two final 31–5, after leading at half...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: We all wanna change the world…

Albert Einstein once said, ‘The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results’.


Chocolate is the ANSWER

By Alison Campbell Any Mothers Day, chocolate is the answer to the question What to get Mum? You can say I love you with chocolate, because Mum loves chocolate, and all she wants for Mothers Day is CHOCOLATE. Were you to...


Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.