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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

January 3, 2018

Issue 32.30

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Alexander Payne’s latest offering is a peculiar movie that never seems to be sure whether it wants to be a scathing diatribe, a kinky satire or a sweet romance. It moves from one to the other without warning, but the end result is nevertheless provocative and heart-warming – in a cheesy way.


Culture Roundup: Jan 3-10, 2018

Rehearsing for Heaven  New Zealand native Tony Backhouse founded Sydney’s foremost a cappella gospel choir, Cafe of the Gate of Salvation, in 1986. He arranged, composed and still writes music for the choir he directed for 21 years. He also founded the Honeybees choir and has sung with the reclusive male a cappella group the Heavenly Light Quartet since 1996.


Belongil residents take on Railroad Company

Byron Bay’s new solar train could be stopped in its tracks within six months if a local residents’ action group wins an upcoming court challenge over an alleged breach of environmental zoning rules.


Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

At this time of year, you’re better off to just lower your expectations, go with the flow and try to remember that ‘fun for all the family’ need not necessarily be a nightmare. The original Jumanji (1995) passed me by, so I am in no position to make a comparison, but this one is a beauty (if you like that sort of thing).


Taking a bite of chocolate yoga

To a chocolate-loving woman like me, chocolate yoga sounds like the only way you would get me remotely interested in yoga. Sjha’ra is facilitating chocolate yoga at this year’s Starlight Festival of Healing.


Music Roundup 3 January, 2018

Rising Appalachia Catch the debut Byron performance of Rising Appalachia (USA) following their inaugural Australian shows at Woodford Folk Festival. Supported by Matiu the Huki (NZ) and our very own Murray Kyle. A night of sacred song to celebrate the new year!


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: New Years Revolution

In a few weeks I’m 50. And let me tell you it’s not ageing I regret. It’s the fact nothing’s changed. The world I shook my fist at three decades ago as an anarchist socialist feminist marxist radical environmentalist continues to revolve around violence, greed, exploitation, cruelty, injustice and murder.


2018 is a World Cup year, but can soccer survive FIFA?

John Campbell I’ll get the patriotism out of the way before I vent, so spare me the hate-mail. I love the Socceroos as much as anybody (except maybe Craig Foster) and will be behind them 100 per cent when they don...


Cudgen Headland SLSC set to host Country Champs

After three years at South West Rocks, the Envirobank Country SLSC Championships will be moving to a new home from 2019 at Kingscliff Beach, hosted by the Cudgen Headland club. Cudgen Headland will host both the 2019 and 2020 editions...


Locals make top 10 but Aussie women dominate surfing in 2017

Crystal Cylinders The World Surfing League wrapped up a massive year with John John Florence and Tyler Wright winning back-to-back World Titles. Griffin Colapinto and Johanne Defay won the World Qualifying Series, Taylor Jensen and Honolua Blomfield won the Longboard World...


Alive and wild again 

Vicki in her ‘Barbie trailer’   By Vivienne Pearson Vicki Veranese is back, refreshed and ready to offer her raw food to all. After closing her Byron Bay retail store, Alchemia, Vicki was in need of rest and rejuvenation. ‘I was burned out but...


Step up to Steppers

By Vivienne Pearson It’s fried chicken but it’s a long way from the ‘K’ Fried Chicken franchise. Not only is it a small business, owned and run by locals; almost all the food is made from scratch onsite using local produce....



According to Jennifer Whitfield, buckwheat is a prime ingredient in gluten- and grain-free diets because, despite appearances, it isn’t actually a grain. It is a seed that comes from the rhubarb family. Buckwheat is packed with nutrients such as...


Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.