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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.

Other News

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

January 10, 2018

Issue 32.31

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In this Issue:

Back to Backhouse

New Zealand native Tony Backhouse, founder of Sydney’s foremost a cappella gospel choir Cafe of the Gate of Salvation and the Honeybees Choir, and Heavenly Light Quartet, comes to Mullumbimby to run vocal workshops this weekend. Tony has run more...


Whole Lotta Dumpstaphunk

Dumpstaphunk has been called the ‘best funk band from New Orleans’. The band performs at some of the worlds’s largest music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Voodoo Music Experience, Hangout Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, 10,000 Lakes, High Sierra, Outside Lands Festival,...


Join the Moontribe

Dela Moontribe plays bass music spanning a range that includes drum and bass, dubstep, psychill, glitch, and downtempo. Dub, tribal, funk, hip-hop, tech, industrial, and trance elements infuse her music, joining deep basslines and thundering bottom ends. Dela’s sets...


Are you a Woman Like Us?

1. Are you able to completely switch off and pay no attention when your kids are wanting attention? 2. Are you unfit and unsatisfied with the way you look, but not unsatisfied enough to do anything about it? 3. Can you...


Renew Fest returns for 2018

Renew Fest will celebrate its third anniversary this May, and earlybird tickets are available from January 8 until February 14. The grassroots festival, to be held May 19 and 20 at the Mullum Showgrounds, is a celebration of collaborative action...


Renew Fest returns for 2018

Renew Fest will celebrate its third anniversary this May, and earlybird tickets are available until February 14. The grassroots festival, to be held May 19 and 20 at the Mullum Showgrounds, is a celebration of collaborative action and the power of community for innovative sustainability projects.


Smashed Kitty

When I hear the word smashed… I think avocado – which is really annoying because I’m totally over seeing smashed avocado on every menu but I also find it delicious so am disappointed if it’s not on the menu. The first...


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

You or I might not do it, but it appears to be a common practice in America to go for a drive with a fire extinguisher in the car. Mildred (Francis McDormand) is returning home when she sees the eponymous billboards on which she is promoting her cause have been set alight.


Broken Head’s unique ecosystem must be protected

Twenty-five years ago the Byron Shire Council was at its worst, approving developments without environmental concern and with an enthusiasm for changing the scale and character of the area. The council’s approval of Club Med was not the only major decision challenged by the community in the courts.


Culture Roundup: Jan 10-17, 2018

Moving On The fourth annual Murwillumbah Art Trail (MAT18) transforms Murwillumbah by showcasing the vibrant arts community. The theme Moving On reflects the aftermath of the flood, the resilience of the community and the capacity for art to heal. Artists...


Bunny Racket School of Rock!

One thing you want for your kids is good taste in music. I’ve been stuck in the car subjected to the crap that my kids like. All that smooth easy-radio shit, gangsta rap, and worse, dance music. I stood at Falls Festival and watched the kids going off to Peking Duk and I thought I can wear a white tracksuit and play Whitney Houston too, kids. This ain’t music.


Protected trees trashed by holiday park’s ‘confirmed bookings’

Managers have defended their decision to allow caravans, cars and tents next to protected and vulnerable cypress pine trees at the Brunswick Heads Terrace caravan park. It’s the latest indication from the embattled government-run corporation that its pursuit of revenue from visitors trumps any environmental responsibility.


Byron sewerage systems overloaded, says former councillor

Byron Council's sewearge treatment plants are expensive to run, generate significant greenhouse emissions and at times are massively overloaded. A former councillor and civil engineer says it's time for a new approach to sewerage in the shire.


All the Money in the World

This is the film for which venerable director Ridley Scott, after the shoot had been completed, was forced to call in the ancient but reliable Christopher Plummer to re-do the many scenes that had featured the disgraced sexual predator Kevin Spacey.


Sexualised imagery sparks protest at Brunswick carnival

A group of local men took part in a silent protest at the McGregor’s Family Carnival in Brunswick Heads on Saturday over a sexualised image of a woman painted on one of the rides.


Byron GM refutes Butler Street Reserve allegations

Outgoing Byron Shire Council general manager Ken Gainger says that a number of claims made by resident Paul Jones regarding plans for Butler Street Reserve were ‘grossly inaccurate.’


Music Roundup 10 January, 2018

Jesse’s World Byron Bay’s soul roots and reggae crew the Jesse Morris Band will be launching a massive new single and celebrating its release at the Byron Bay Brewery as part of the next instalment of the Bay Collective Presents....


Helena Norberg-Hodge receives Arthur Morgan award

Helena Norberg-Hodge, local author and filmmaker (The Economics of Happiness), has added another international award to her already impressive list of honours.  


Indigenous runners get chance to compete in New York Marathon

Young Indigenous people are being giving the opportunity to run in the New York Marathon as well as undertaking certificate IV training in sport and recreation via the IMP. The Indigenous Marathon Project has been running for seven years and...


‘I want Red Ginger, I want Red Ginger!’

By Vivienne Pearson In many parts of the world, a kid cajoling their parent to buy them food might involve a big, multinational fast-food store. So Leslie Ford, owner of Red Ginger, was greatly amused (and chuffed) to hear a child...


Hotel Brunswick

Brunswick Heads was particularly busy over the hot weekend. The number of cars circling around looking fruitlessly for a park probably expanded the hole in the ozone layer above Brunz, making it even hotter. However, the Hotel Brunswick was doing...


Top Tweed Heads touch footballer wins Sporting Blue award

The achievements in touch football of student Tarryn Aiken from Tweed River High School were recognised last year when she was awarded a prestigious Sporting Blue award A Sporting Blue is the highest honour that can be bestowed on a...


A project in a paddock 

By Vivienne Pearson If you’ve been driving between Mullumbimby and the coast and have been wondering what’s going on just past where the houses finish, here’s your lowdown. The Paddock Project is… well, it’s a project in a paddock! So far, the...


The Italian

By S Davey The Italian (formerly known as The Italian at the Pacific) adjoins the Beach Hotel and is directly opposite Main Beach. The natural motif of Byron extends into the restaurant with a driftwood fence entrance meandering to a...


Plenty of golf action at Teven over the New Year period

Teven Golf Club Men’s Division played a 4BBB competition on Saturday December 30 and an 18-hole Stroke competition for the Monthly Medal last Saturday. In the 4BBB Ian Coochiroff and Greg Unwin (on 24 points) came out on top after...


A grubby business

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

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

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.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.