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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

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.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

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 confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

September 20, 2017

Issue 32.15

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In this Issue:

Shows for kids

School’s out, so what are you going to do with the kids over the next few weeks? The Byron Community Centre has come up with some great ideas, co-ordinated by venue manager Tanja Greulich.


Do you believe in John of God?

Ten years in the making, A Quest to Heal is an intimate human story that invites us to consider new ways of healing beyond the western medical model, exploring the healing powers of the heart and the untapped powers of the mind.


Media reforms to benefit major players

Veteran journalist Alex Mitchell has condemned the Turnbull government’s new media legislation, saying it represented a ‘sweeping victory’ for the major media owners.


Plastic bags and packaging in councillor’s sights

Greens councillor Sarah Ndiaye will seek fellow councillors’ support at this Thursday’s meeting to support a voluntary ban of single-use plastic bags and packaging in the Byron Shire during Plastic Free July 2018.


Flanagan’s Kaput

After sell-out shows touring across four continents, self-proclaimed ‘elegant buffoon’ Tom Flanagan returns to the Brunswick Picture House with his award-winning show KAPUT!


Cinema Review: Victoria And Abdul

Judi Dench is back as Queen Victoria, and to all intents and purposes she has continued on from where she left off in Mrs Brown (1997) – which was probably director Stephen Frears’s intention.


Culture Roundup: Thursday September 21, 2017

Come one come all to witness the hilarity and the chaos that is Home Crafted Comedy and the Byron Bay Brewery. Emceed by local comedy mastermind Mandy Nolan, this night gets more and more hilarious as the acts keep lining up to have their five minutes of fame at the Byron Brewery.


The Queen of Swords

Last year at Bello Winter Music I had the pleasure of interviewing Irish singer/songwriter Áine Tyrell.


Cinema Review: The Dinner

Much as we don’t like to be (so many people boast that they’re not), we are all judgmental, and this is one of those rare movies that subtly propels you from one stern point of view to its opposite and at the end leaves you uncertain about where you stand.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday September 20, 2017

Kathryn Jones will be one of the acts performing at the Byron Bay Community Centre on Saturday night for the BEATLES night Steinway piano fundraiser.


Conscientious objector loophole scrapped for child immunisation

With the ‘conscientious objector’ option now scrapped for parents who refuse to immunise their preschool-aged children, how will it affect the northern rivers region, an area known to have the lowest immunisation rates in NSW?


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Yes

It’s the most powerful word in human language. ‘Yes’ says I am open. ‘Yes’ says that you will accept the views of another. ‘Yes’ gives permission. ‘Yes’ opens doors.


Wilkinson takes break after early-round loss

The 2017 Hurley Pro at Trestles saw local pro surfers Matt Wilkinson and Stuart Kennedy bow out early. Lennox Head’s Kennedy lost to Adrian Buchan in a clash of futuristic versus traditional surfing in round two.


Mullum six-a-side readies for kick-off

The Bandeagles A-grade winners for the last two years in the Mullumbimby six-a-side soccer summer competition are ready to defend their title. The side is led by captain Murphy Salisbury and goalkeeper Jake Govett. The Mullum competition has been running for...


Rams dominate three premierships and make 2017 a year to remember

The Northern Hotel Byron Bay Rams capped the club’s most successful Football Far North Coast season ever on Saturday with an outstanding grandfinal day.


Basketballers swarm to Beez’ carnival

Byron Bay Basketball have hosted their fifth Annual Senior Carnival over the last two weekends attracting 21 teams from across Australia including Tasmania and Perth.


Suffolk Park fifths win competition

Suffolk Park Phoenix rose from the ashes and stung the Goonellabah Hornets by winning the fifth division Far North Football grandfinal 2–1. This result means one of the youngest clubs in the competition has won silverware in all but its...


MBVFC claim another two football titles

Another two grandfinal games for the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC and another two wins. Our minor premier Men’s division four team showed great spirit to come back from 2–0 down to defeat Ocean Shores 4–2.


Suffolk Swingers storm into Shand Cup cricket grandfinal

The Nick Shand Memorial cricket series allows everyone to find their own level of seriousness but on Sunday it was time to step up a gear as the hedonistic libertines from south of the Shire, the Suffolk Swingers, took...


Dream jobs: Stone & Wood beer run

By Simon Haslam It’s certainly been a very dry start to spring, perhaps even a dream run if you are a beer brewer. Some people would say it’s not exactly a hard life selling beer, but in a bid to...


A new place to find shelter in Lennox

By Vivienne Pearson First, let’s get the Three Blue Ducks connection out of the way. All three co-owners of Shelter, new in Lennox Head, have strong connections with Three Blue Ducks (which, to save valuable column inches, will henceforth will...



Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...