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Latest News

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Other News

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

Interview with The Buckleys

Sitting with The Buckleys, you know they are siblings. They have this natural ease and fluidity with each other. A lack of self-consciousness. A lot of love, but you also know they keep each other in check.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

March 7, 2018

Issue 32.39

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In this Issue:

Fairly random notes from Byron Shire and beyond

A Queensland mycologist (studier of fungus), Dr Sandra Tuszynska, believes mushroom vomit could one day replace plastics, bricks and certain metals.


He’s a Little Stupid

Tommy Little is as stupid as they come. Lucky for the rest of us, stupid makes for great comedy. He sold out shows all over the country in 2017 so why wouldn’t you forget your troubles and come have...


Seven years on, Fukushima still a disaster without a solution

High-profile Japanese activist Toshiko Okada will be speaking at the Channon Market from 12pm Sunday March 11 to mark the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.


Seven years on, Fukushima still a disaster without a solution

High-profile Japanese activist Toshiko Okada will be speaking at the Channon Market from 12pm Sunday March 11 to mark the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.


Mullumbimby businesses threatened by high rent increases

Much-loved local businesses in Mullumbimby are being been hit with substantial rent increases that could force some of them to close. Five shop owners in the town have reportedly been slugged with rent hikes of between 20 and 100 per cent by their landlords in the past six months.


Getting the ANZAC story Write

Calling young creatives in the northern rivers! Your opportunity to win $1000, mentoring, and an appearance at Byron Writers Festival 2018. In a call to young creatives the Byron Writers Festival presents writer, historian and journalist Mark Dapin, who has...


Byron Bay cash-for-container centre opens

Byron residents can now trade their eligible drink containers for cash following the installation of a ‘Return and Earn’ container-deposit machine at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay last week.


Red Sparrow

In From Russia With Love (the novel), Tatiana Romanova was a ballerina in Leningrad before joining the Russian Secret Service, whereupon she was trained as a siren to seduce and execute James Bond.


Music Roundup: 07 March – 13 , 2018

Women of Rock The best local and interstate artists are coming together this Friday night as part of the Women of Rock music showcase at the Byron Brewery for International Women’s Day. The free-entry show features a killer lineup including Mylee...


Mandy Nolans Soap Box: Feeling Toey

Last week I faced my fears. I went to the podiatrist. Her name was Louise. She was very nice. Very reassuring. It made me wonder why I’ve put it off for ten years.


Shelley’s long road to recovery from malaria

Friends of Byron Bay woman Shelley Hill have launched a GoFundMe campaign after she contracted malaria on a volunteering trip in Cambodia. 


Byron Bay’s Railway Square upgrade to start next week

The first stage of landscape design and beautification works for Railway Park in Byron Bay will start next week, say Byron Shire Council staff.


Paddles to the ready for Mullum2Bruns

Each year since 2010, around a thousand people have taken to the water in various non-powered craft to paddle the 10km from Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads.


Feel on holiday at Byron at Byron

By Vivienne Pearson The Byron at Byron (I always have to remember to add the The) is best known for being a resort for visitors and holidaymakers. But it is also for locals. ‘The beautiful surrounds instantly relax you, whether...


Check out the rock at Aquarius

By Vivienne Pearson I admit that I’ve been past The Rocks @ Aquarius many times thinking: ‘That looks nice but I wouldn’t go in because it’s a backpacker hostel.’* Luckily, this story made me walk in the door and I will...


Margarita March at The Balcony

Balcony Bar & Oyster Co is hosting what they call the town’s first ever Margarita Festival this March. To celebrate the traditional Mexican drink, a specialty cocktail menu has been crafted by the mixologists behind the balcony. One dollar from...


Puremelt Mullum: 100% Vegan Burgers

What do you get when an eco-jeweller and a chocolate-making goddess come together with a shared passion for making delicious food, mix it together with a love of all things organic, gluten free, cruelty free and locally sourced? Mullumbimby’s first...


Happy Birthday to Brunswick Fish Bar

By Vivienne Pearson The Fish Bar that Jack Built has turned two! The big day was Saturday (3 March), and was celebrated with face painting, balloons, spot give-aways, a ‘design your ultimate burger’ competition, and lots of quality fish and...


Kennedy chasing WSL return

With a semifinal finish up against a huge international field, Lennox Head’s Stu Kennedy was the best of the locals who competed at Newcastle’s Merewether Beach for the Burton Automotive Pro last week. Joining Kennedy at the a WSL...


Cricket finale looms

Both of Byron’s Senior grades lost last weekend as the end of the season loomed with one match to go this Saturday. The Byron Bay LJ Hooker Seconds remain in the final four despite a touch up by Tintenbar...


Student swimmers make a splash at carnival

On February 21st the Tweed River Aquatic Centre in Murwillumbah saw an invasion of very talented High School swimmers. They had come from more than a dozen schools scattered across the large region from Ballina to the Queensland border. After...


Soccer champs crowned

The Mullumbimby six-a-side soccer competition was decided last month when the Maddogs achieved a 2–0 victory over their arch-rivals Classic VI in the A grade grandfinal. Each team had beaten the other during the season so the ultimate prize was...


Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...