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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Other News

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Police use road spikes to catch speeder

Police say that on Friday at around 10.45pm, they received information that a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was travelling south of the Pacific Motorway towards the QLD/NSW border.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

May 17, 2017

Issue 31.49

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In this Issue:

Shining Light in the Darkroom

Pultizer prize-winning journalist Susan Faludi is on her way to Byron Bay for a special out-of-season event for Byron Writers Festival at Byron Theatre on 31 May.


A Man Apart in Bello

British singer/songwriter Ben Ottewell has announced the impending release of his third solo album A Man Apart on 25 May.


Things he carries around

When you look up the word humble in the dictionary it should have a picture of Troy Cassar-Daly beside it.



It’s not every day that this reviewer agrees with a movie’s rating out of 10 on IMDb, but the 2.2 for this vile little concoction is hard to argue with.


Culture Roundup – Thursday 18 May

Byron Bay’s Surf Alley comes alive this weekend when a team of Byron’s most talented street artists transform the area off Jonson Street that was once nicknamed ‘spew alley’.


Cinema Review – Alien: Covenant

The lasting impression made by Prometheus (2012) was that director Ridley Scott is more comfortable in ancient Rome than outer space. Confused and confusing, it was ordinary at best.


Live Music Roundup – Wednesday 17 May

Legendary New York jazz drummer Joe Farnsworth’s Prime Time Quartet is returning for another mind-blowing performance at Club Mullum this Saturday.


Wilkinson fighting hard in Rio

After a couple of dud results in the last two Australian events Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson is on his way to a solid result at the Oi Rio Pro at Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Giants on a roll after stirring victory

The Mullumbimby Giants have made it three wins from four starts after their 16–10 defeat of the more fancied Cudgen Hornets on Sunday. By any measure, the game was an absolute ball-tearer.


Mixed results for Shores United

Shores Juniors were involved in their fist ever trip to the new field at Shara Boulevard and the U14s looked really excited for their clash against Casino two weeks ago.


Thousands enjoy Byron Triathlon

More than 1,000 participants and an estimated 2,000 spectators were on hand to witness racing over four distances in the Byron Bay Triathlon last Saturday.


BCPS takes to the sporting fields

Girls soccer, cross-country running and cheerleading are all on the sports agenda at the Byron Community Public School. Our girls recently played in an all-girls soccer gala day in Ballina. Many of the girls had not played soccer before. We played four games and had one win.


Beez lose and give up grandfinal spot

The Byron Beez basketballers went down to the Ballina Breakers last Saturday night and missed out on a place in next week’s grandfinal of the Sunshine Conference.


Byron rugby scores double win

It was a return to wet-weather rugby union and winning for Byron Bay when they hosted Casino at home on Saturday. The firsts had a solid victory beating the Casino Bulls  40–5. Craig scored a hat trick of tries and was...


Bluedogs win 3–1

The Bangalow Bluedogs football team beat Oxley Vale Attunga 3–0 in the fourth round of the FFA Cup played in Coffs Harbour last Saturday. The Bluedogs started slowly and conceded a goal in the first minute, according to coach Neil...


Elixiba of life

Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson When your editor lets you know of a new eatery that transformed his wife from decidedly frazzled to cheerful after a single drink, I know it’s worth checking out. Open since January, Elixiba’s name is...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: The Botox talk

Today Ivy asked me what Botox is. She’s eight. She’d found a humorous card on my bookshelf that depicts a 1950s mother and daughter with the caption ‘You’re never too young for Botox!’. She wanted to know (a) what is Botox and (b) should she be having it?


Meet you at Tullys

By: Vivienne Pearson If I were writing this as a work of fiction, Tully would be the name of a dog; a much-loved dog that eats a lot. For, you see, it was a dog (a much-loved dog that eats a...


Wednesday 17 May – Food Producers Panel Night 

Once a month Lisa Laing and Penny Loughnan from ‘The Gathering’ invite a selection of local Byron Bay entrepreneurs to each share their unique story at Combi in Fletcher St Byron Bay. This Wednesday night (tonight) The Gathering have invited...


Activated Grain Method

Those of you who are health conscious are often a bit uncertain about eating bread and grains. If you are gluten free, you may find some of the commercial offerings a bit dry. According to Todd Cameron, known to many...


Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.