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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

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4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of...

Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

Silence broken on gender pay gaps

The exposure of the gender pay gaps in large Australian organisations is a turning point for gender equality, but more must be done to hold employers to account, says a University of South Australia researcher.

Lismore skate ramp on the move

Tomorrow the vertical skate ramp from Victoria Street in Lismore will be transported by road to Nimbin, to a private property.

Time to go? The costly impact of climate change on the housing hip pocket

Jennifer Woods had lived in Wagga Wagga her whole life, a single parent of four children, a social worker and no stranger to what life on a floodplain might throw the way of anyone living there: the town has learnt to cope with floods – 60 have been registered since Federation.

Short film awesomeness

Flickerfest and iQ are back, Thursday to Saturday at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Go on a remarkable cinematic journey...

April 11, 2018

Issue 32.44

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In this Issue:

Interview: Heaven and Hell What the Big O did for...

Two friends come together to tell the story of two friends. Slim Pickens and Barry Ferrier don wigs and guitar to tell the story of Heaven and Hell, the friendship and the music of Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. Tell...


Interview: Empowering Men

Dave McDermott is a Masculine Empowerment coach with a passion for helping men address what’s holding them back from living the lives they want. He is one of the presenters at Taste of Love Festival. Dave, what does it mean...


Interview: Music for the people

Since its inception the Garifuna Collective has consistently provided a uniquely rewarding experience – Garifuna music and dance performed by composers and musicians who push the boundaries of their dynamic, centuries-old musical traditions and make it accessible to a...


Cinema Review: A Quiet Place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR7cc5t7tv8 It is 89 days after the apocalypse. A family of five is scavenging what they can from an abandoned supermarket. They are all in bare feet. Why? Because the creatures that have overrun the world detect their prey by...


Culture Roundup: 11 April, 2018

A roundup of cultural events in the Byron Shire


Hinterland weddings – for better or for worse?

Following community engagement sessions around proposed changes to Byron Shire Council policy around rural weddings, public submissions will close Friday April 13.


New life saving gear put straight to work

On March 24 Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club took delivery of a much-anticipated, brand-new Inflatable Rescue Boat, not realising it would be put straight to work.


Interview: Petersen’s 360 Bringing the Allstars back to Lismore

One-time Trinity student Gene Petersen is one of the Lismore region’s great success stories. A phenomenal percussionist, a prolific composer and exceptional pianist, Petersen has left the quiet country life behind with a world tour that has seen him...


New parking restrictions put workers at risk, businesses say

Hospitality workers finishing late at night in Byron Bay say they are having to undertake an unsafe walk through the CBD and into the unlit Butler Street Reserve carpark owing to Byron Shire Council’s new parking restrictions.


Community input for old Byron Hospital site extended

The local group working to keep the old Byron Hospital in community hands will engage experts to inspect the site, including an evaluation of possible asbestos contamination.


Cinema Review: A Wrinkle in Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhZ56rcWwRQ Authenticity is the latest buzz word among political commentators. According to the pundits, Anthony Albanese has it, as does Pauline Hanson (despicable though she is). Bill Shorten and Prime Minister Trumble do not. In the entertainment industry, Oprah Winfrey...


Live Music Roundup: 11 April, 2018

A roundup of this weeks live music events


Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Pull my trigger

Trigger Warning: This article contains ideas that may trigger people who are triggered by ideas, especially ones they don’t agree with. It may refer to content that makes you uncomfortable. If this is you, don’t read on. Or maybe you should.


Pocket school off to the Games 

The Pocket Public School is heading to The Commonwealth Games after gaining the support of their community. Seventy-five tickets were alloted in a ballot process last year, says the school’s principal Will Glasson.


Byron’s community panel wraps up

With the completion of Byron Shire Council’s trust-building exercise via the Community Solution Panel, a few councillors, staff and panellists met last Thursday in the chambers to discuss the process, its outcomes and how the model can be improved upon.


The freeing and Flo of breath

It’s not every day you meet a yoga teacher called Flo. Ironically Flo Fenton’s name reflects her philosophy, and this yoga teacher is all about deepening the awareness between the body, the breath and the mind.


Red Devils’ season begins with lacklustre loss as history repeats

There was déjà vu at Red Devil Park on Sunday in Byron Bay’s opening encounter of the NRRRL season against Marist Brothers when they lost 36–14.  In front of a crowd of just under 5,000 the local side turned back...


Mullum Giants grab first win

  The Mullumbimby Giants  league team won their first game of the season 22–20, after scoring a try after the final siren playing last year’s premiers Ballina. ‘It was not a pretty performance, but a win is a win,’ said the...


Phone a Flight

A new local company taking off in the Arts and Industry Estate is a concierge travel-booking company, an offshoot of Trip a Deal, itself one of the fastest growing companies in the BRW top 100 in the travel sector...


Schott wins Major Singles at Byron

Toby Schott claimed the Minor Singles Championship at the Byron Bowling Club after bettering a competitive field and beating Phil Boyd in the final last Thursday. 


Dining on Byron time at Elements

Story and photos S Davey Elements of Byron has an air of of easygoing elegance, and visiting the resort is a very enjoyable sensory experience. There are locally commissioned art pieces and sculptural lighting that creates an interesting and warm...


Travellers’ Tales Nights

The northern rivers region is full of travellers. And some of them live here!  Travellers’ Tales Nights are a new way for the region’s gypsy tribe to get together, have something to eat, swap stories, share information and seek inspiration...


Shores win three from three

The 2018 season kicked off in fine style for Shores United with all three sides winning their opening games of the regular season. The first division Brown Snakes travelled down to Byron for a match that was always going to...


Wilkinson knocked out by Fanning in his final tour event

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was knocked out of competition at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in the new round four surfing against Mick Fanning and Pat Gudauskas, finishing in equal ninth place. He is currently in 19th place...


How Byron’s community panel wants to spend your money

Byron Council’s Community Solutions Panel (CSP) wrapped up last week, and have presented their final report to councillors on how the recent rate-rise money will be spent on the shire’s infrastructure.


How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native habitat clearing following the NSW...

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby.