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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

A grubby business

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

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

November 1, 2017

Issue 32.21

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In this Issue:

Fly free from toxic chemical use

From the days of the dinosaurs, birds have been an integral part of our world. People have always watched and listened to them and members of a wise culture would also be learning from them. But are we?


Lady Beatle

Following her sell-out Adele show Rumour Has It last year, the incredible Naomi Price and her band return to NORPA at Lismore City Hall on 10 and 11 November with her new show Lady Beatle – a fantastical musical tale about the real women who inspired The Beatles’ biggest chart toppers.


Pregancy Birth and Beyond Party…

The creative energy behind Bay FM’s long-running radio show Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond are organising a big fundraiser this week with a shindig at the Brunswick Picture House.


KC’s wraps up in Bruns, ending the milk bar’s 30-year history

The news that KC’s is closing down means that choosing 20¢ worth of mixed lollies, or grabbing a Chiko Roll for lunch, will be a thing of the past for Brunswick Heads residents and visitors


Creating positive life choices for local youth

One Vision Productions, who work with the youth of the Byron Shire and beyond, recently set up a Creative Hub as a permanent base in the Byron Arts and Industry Estate and have begun a crowdfunding campaign to fund it.


Get Your Hustle On

Monique Hartman of Popped Creative has a vision to bring together the brightest creative and business minds in our region, to share their insights and stories to connect, inspire and entertain with Hustle at Thom Gallery on Friday.


Cinema Review: Suburbicon

The prevailing tone in screenplays written by Joel and Ethan Coen can grate if you prefer a story that is less inclined to archness in its presentation.


Culture Roundup: Thursday November 2, 2017

Dangerously Poetic Press presents Ode to Joy, Poetry and Music, on Friday, 7pm till 9 pm at Brunswick Heads Primary School Hall.


Byron mayor and GM apologise over railway park fiasco

Byron council staff appear to have misled the community by saying via email to the Byron Environment Centre that the masterplan leadership team provided community feedback ‘that the BEC kiosk in Railway Square would best be located elsewhere.’


Take your Pickering

Charlie Pickering is hard at work. He’s head down creating the end-of-year show for The Weekly called The Yearly.


Byron’s buffering: our long wait for bandwidth

You’re indulging your latest NetFlix addiction when suddenly the internet slows to a crawl. You sit and stare, blood-pressure rising, as the page reloads at the speed glaciers used to travel at before we ‘streamlined’ them with climate change.


No parking signs, rocks along Broken Head spark anger

Some locals are unimpressed with Byron Shire Council’s recently erected no-parking signs from Whites Beach to Seven Mile Beach in Broken Head.


Cinema Review: Ingrid Goes West

I cannot find a bad word to write about this bittersweet and abrasively topical movie.


A novel addition to Byron’s art scene

Byron’s colourful street art collection has a striking new addition after acclaimed local artist, Angus McDonald, installed a mural inspired by Hemingway’s The Old Man and The Sea last week.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday November 1, 2017

Tickets will go on sale to locals today at 9am through fallsfestival.com, a day ahead of general sales on Thursday, November 2.


Silent disco good for the elderly as well as the young

Who said the silent disco was only for the youth of today? The same concept is now being used as a form of physical and mental therapy in aged care and recently a Northern Rivers trial measured the impact of this on dementia patients.


Ethos, logos and pathos get a Thursday workout

'Classical Greek philosopher Aristotle defined three ways to achieve persuasion: ethos, logos and pathos. Were they successfully deployed at last Thursday’s Council meeting?' asks Hans Lovejoy


Economic forum highlights regional NSW Community Colleges

Highlighting the capacity that community colleges have to meet the state’s regional economic development challenges was a key element of the professional forum organised by Community Colleges Australia recently.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Park it

Did you know that parking charges are the fee that consumers hate most? This was the result of a UK survey that came back with an overwhelming majority of people surveyed saying parking should be free.


Stone & Wood

The first clod of earth was metaphorically turned at Stone & Wood’s new Byron home on Tuesday morning, with the spade sitting idle owing to sunny conditions more conducive to beer drinking than hard labour. Isn’t it often like...


New crown wearers at The Empire

By Vivienne Pearson It’s an opening party that is belated, depending on your definition, by either six months or 73 years. In the big picture, the party is more than 70 years late, as the The Empire Cafe has been a...


Lunchbox challenge

Fresh yoghurt made with milk from the school’s herd of cows. Native honey harvested straight from the school hive. Quiche made with eggs from the school chooks and spinach picked fresh from the garden. These are just a few examples...


Families a focus for local tourism

Since mid-year Elements of Byron resort has refocused its substantial marketing investment and effort toward families. With the opening of the final 99 villas last month, the capacity to host family groups has quadrupled. Sixty-eight of the new villas...


A pearl in any quarter

By Vivienne Pearson A Steely Dan song of the same name gives the first clues about the inspiration for the Pearl of the Quarter food truck and catering business. ‘On the water down in New Orleans, my baby’s the pearl of...


Life after yachting

By Vivienne Pearson Spending months on a yacht sailing around the Mediterranean Sea sounds like bliss. For the guests, sun, sea, sailing are definitely the life. What about for the staff though? There are definite perks – like beautiful places...


Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...