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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.

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Paul Brecht, Evans Head Why should we trust the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) who allowed genetically modified (GM) food onto...

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

Rainbow Region Dragon boat racers pick up third place in return to racing

The Lennox Head-based Rainbow Region Dragon boat team had a promising start to 2021, when they picked up a third place at the Broadwater Regatta.

A name by any other

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores An extract from Turning the Tide, the latest Australian Marine Conservation supporter newsletter: ‘Last year the Adani...

Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

November 29, 2017

Issue 32.25

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In this Issue:

Talking about youth suicide

BYT cast members are looking forward to sharing their last production for 2017 community audiences on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December at the Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby.


Culture Roundup: Nov 29-Dec 6, 2017

Byron College end-of-year art It’s a big weekend for emerging artists in Mullumbimby with the graduating art students from the Byron Community College also presenting their end-of-year exhibition on Friday night. Head tutor Virginia Reid says: ‘The exhibition will showcase...


Developer on Byron Bay masterplan group lodges $21m four-storey DA

Realtor/developer Graham Dunn has stood by his decision to remain on the Byron Bay masterplan leadership team while being involved with a $21m four-storey high-density DA, located on the corner block opposite Mitre 10 and Byron Music.


Movie Review: Goodbye Christopher Robin

Who doesn’t adore Winnie the Pooh? The mere utterance of the teddybear’s name, along with Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore, is enough to transport so many people of a certain age to a happier world of uncomplicated intimacies and honey-soaked innocence. The history behind Pooh is considerably more layered, however.


Mullumbimby Hospital must be demolished: report

The two main buildings at the Mullumbimby Hospital site will have to be completely demolished and the land remediated at a cost of more than $3 million after they were found to be riddled with asbestos that poses a high risk to future users and the surrounding community.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Audio Vixen Sibling trio Audio Vixen presents a stunning salute to some of the music industry’s greatest classic rock artists such as The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Bruce Springsteen and many more. As seen on The X Factor, Audio Vixen...


Byron mayor meets with residents over community concerns

Some Byron Bay community representatives met with local MP Tamara Smith, Mayor Simon Richardson and councillors on Monday to discuss their concerns over the Rec Ground, the pool, the market relocation, Butler Street and the masterplan roll-out .


Tackling abuse of the elderly with bingo

When support from family and friends becomes diminished, the elderly can be at risk of ‘elder abuse’. One of the challenges in tackling elder abuse is raising awareness, as very often older people are not aware the conditions that they are experiencing constitute abuse.


Ancient Chinese bureaucracy didn’t mess about

While the dust is yet still settle around Byron council’s ongoing discombobulations, let’s look at who had the best bureaucracy. It was China of coursse. The historical tradition of Chinese bureaucracy goes way back to 221 BCE.


Mullumbimby yarn bomber found

As part of the alternative community in the 1970s, Yazmina-Michèle de Gaye aka the Crochet Goddess would crochet clothes and blankets for people who were having babies and delights in the moments when she sees things she made then reappear on children today.


Red Devils upgrade facilities

There have been a lot of renovations at the Red Devils Clubhouse at their grounds in Byron Bay. The showers and toilets, kitchen, and also the bar have undergone a revamp, and even the outside and the roof have...


The Balcony tells us what’s on at their venue this summer

Paella & Pimms Saturday & Sunday 2pm – sold out Afternoon sessions on the balcony with seafood paella and cocktails have become synonymous with summer in Byron Bay. Since the weather has started heating up, we’ve followed suit by launching Paella...


Vinnies Christmas Appeal now under way

As the holiday season approaches, most Australian households are starting to plan Christmas Day menus and consider the presents for their loved ones. However, thousands of north coast families are stressing about putting food on the table, and paying...


Woody Head: cheap fun holiday

By: Simon Haslam If you’re looking for a cheap, fun place for the family to get out into nature, you’ll probably run into a few Byronians at Woody Head. Only 1.5 hours from Byron, the low-key campsite in the Bundjalung...


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.