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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.

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Oceans 15 triumphant return

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How full is that glass?

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An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

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.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

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. 

October 11, 2017

Issue 32.18

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In this Issue:

A very theatrical expedition

Over the last two years the Mullumbimby Drill Hall Theatre has been collaborating with Everyman Theatre in Cardiff, Wales, to create their production of Do Not Go Gentle. Greg Aitken of the Drill Hall Theatre shares how this unlikely internationally informed production came to be!


Cinema Review: The Final Portrait

You would be forgiven for imagining that Paris in the swingin’ sixties was a vibrant, colourful city. There is no hint of that, however, in Stanley Tucci’s movie about the famous Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush).


Downe Town

The exuberant & irrepressibly polyester Mr Bob Downe returns to the Brunswick Picture House for two very fabulous shows this week!


Is Byron Council ignoring its own parking strategy?

The angst over Brunswick Heads paid parking continues to gather pace, with claims from the town’s chamber of commerce that mayor Simon Richardson has failed to follow Council’s own parking strategy, which was to ‘change the parking layout first and only consider paid parking down the track.’


Culture Roundup: Thursday 12 October, 2017

Grab some friends, make a team, register online or on the day and come join the biggest all-ages scavenger hunt – called Byron Quest – on Saturday!


Local producer brings reggae and dancehall legends together!

The project was masterminded by Australia’s leading reggae-dancehall producer, Byron local Jake Savona (aka Mista Savona), brought Jamaican legends Sly and Robbie


Byron Bay CBD rail corridor handed over to council

The rail corridor that runs from the Shirley Street level crossing to the Byron Bay Station at The Railway Friendly Bar will soon be under council management and developed as part of the town centre masterplan activation project.


Byron shire becoming unaffordable for buyers too

The boom in the local housing market has spread to the fringes of Byron shire and beyond, with new figures suggesting house prices in our outer suburbs and towns have jumped dramatically in the past year.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday October 11, 2017

Baker on the rise With just three singles as a solo artist, Caiti Baker’s song Here, was used as the official NRL theme song. This top end girl recently took out 3NT Music Awards including song of the year, her...


Meet James, a rising star of the volunteering community

Meet James Wright, a second-generation HUB volunteer, following in the footsteps of his mother, who was one of the very early HUB volunteers back when it first started nine years ago.


Holly’s The Book of Wonder hits Mullum bookshop

A comic-art collection of short stories, funny anecdotes and heartfelt drawings by local artist Holly English is now available at The Bookshop Mullumbimby.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Much Ado About Nothing to Wear

I have too many clothes. In my walk-in wardrobe there is barely a space for me to squeeze another coat hanger.


Italian ice-cream in Mullum

It promises to be a long hot summer, but some of the coastal coolness has come inland to Mullumbimby with the arrival of traditional Italian ice-cream in town, with Puremelt chocolate now serving Bernardi’s ice-cream. Bernardi’s is a family-run business...


New Poinciana chef

By Vivienne Pearson   Jerome Clarke at Poinciana Poinciana’s new chef Jerome Clarke comes to Mullumbimby with a wealth of local experience, having worked at Rae’s on Wategos, Top Shop, The Roadhouse and Brunswick Heads Milk Bar. ‘I’ve done pretty well,’ laughs...


Music to dine to at Billi’s Indian

By Vivienne Pearson Billi’s Indian, already offering authentic Indian dishes, stepped it up a notch recently with an evening of live Indian classical and folk music. Dubbed ‘Sounds of India’, the music was bansuri and tabla, a delightful combination. A bansuri...


Local producer? Be on the Harvest Food Trail

Northern Rivers Food (NRF) will run their third annual Harvest Food Festival next year over 3–6 May 2018. Harvest Food Festival is an annual local food event to help connect people with real food on real farms and honour our...


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. 

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up at the beach; I have...