May 3, 2017
In this Issue:
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 say they were caught in a ‘Mexican stand-off’ with NSW government contractors three kilometres off Ballina’s shoreline on Sunday April 23.
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 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
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.
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.
Byron Writers Festival has launched its StoryBoard Bus, a travelling creative writing program bringing authors and illustrators into schools across the northern rivers.
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.
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 Shire Council is seeking residents’ input on how to manage flying fox camps in Mullumbimby, Bangalow, Byron Bay and Suffolk Park.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Perfect conditions accompanied the small schools cross- country run last Friday at Durrumbul public school in Main Arm.
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...
The final race day on Anzac weekend helped determine the overall Summer Series winners for the Byron Bay Cycling Club.
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...
Albert Einstein once said, ‘The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results’.
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...