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School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

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David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

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.

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

May 9, 2018

Issue 32.48

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In this Issue:

Interview: The Vision of Crighton

Having been described as a visionary and a future Australian icon, Crighton doesn’t buy into any of that, humbly and sincerely laughing it off.  Discussing the album and compositions of EMPIRE, Crighton says the driving force was ‘just being here....


Interview: Saying Farewell to One of Byron’s Brightest

Over the years there’s been one family name that has left others astounded with the seemingly endless amount of talent. Brandolini. Like a modern-day Aussie Von Trapp family it seems the musical fairytale takes another twist with Cec, who...


Cinema Review: I Feel Pretty

https://youtu.be/cVx9EFK3DWE Australia, we are informed, is in the grip of an obesity epidemic. Just go to your nearest mall to have it confirmed. You can’t argue with genes and some of us, by accident of birth, are programmed to be...


Culture Roundup: 9 May 2018

A round up of cultural events in the shire and beyond


Bus trial supported but no extension – yet 

While both the local Greens and National Party state representatives support an extension of the commuter bus trial between Byron Bay and Lismore, a commitment is yet to materialise.


Raw Action’s sunrise shoot for a sane future

Six local women courageously stripped bare for a series of sunrise photos last week to express their concern for the environment and the future of their children and grandchildren.


The changing face of retailing in Mullumbimby

Five years ago there were plenty of empty shops in Mullumbimby and local businesses looked at reviving the town. They succeeded – and here's how they did it.


Pilot youth employment project seeks to make a difference

Northern Rivers Together is aiming to create opportunities for young people in the area. Currently it is functioning as a pilot project and is looking for funding for a five-year roll out.


Cinema Review: Breath

https://youtu.be/hY8KFlOm7qo It might not be overstating it to suggest that Simon Baker has marked his directorial debut with an Australian classic. Having not read the Tim Winton novel on which it is based (Cloudstreet was enough for me), I can’t...


Live Music Round-up: 9 May, 2018

Sarah Blasko Sarah Blasko celebrates the release of her sixth studio album Depth Of Field, sharing the compelling video for album track Never Let Me Go, a wildly unhinged black-and-white narrative directed by collaborator Luke McLean Stephenson. Depth of Field represents...


Mandy Nolans Soap Box: I don’t usually like female comedians…

This is the beginning of a sentence that women comedians hear all the time. It’s usually a pissed person after the show who thinks they’re complimenting you by telling you that you’re the best female comedian they have EVER seen.


Pick-up empowerment for the alfalfa male

With sensitivity around the sexual harassment of women at an all-time high thanks to the #MeToo movement (and rightly so), approaching women in an honest, non-sleazy way can feel more daunting than ever for men.


Tree sonics backdrop for Renew Fest

The beautiful fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds have always been central to the Renew Fest experience, and they will be taking centre stage this year with a sonic installation from Brisbane-based composer Luke Jaaniste.


Locals enjoy success at 2018 Malibu Classic

Byron Bay’s Jack Entwistle has won two divisions of the 2018 Byron Bay Malibu Classic held at Wategos Beach over the weekend. The 24-year-old won the Open Men’s 9’ and the Open Loggers in fine style and also placed third...


Byron Beez U/16 boys win basketball championship

For the first time in Byron Bay Basketball’s history the U/16 boys are the Waratah Northern Junior League back-to-back champions. Playing in Tamworth over the weekend they won their first game against Coffs Harbour 84–88.   The had a rematch with...


Mullumbimby Giants notch up another win playing Casino

  The Mullumbimby Giants stuck to their winning formula last Sunday downing Casino 20–14, setting up a top-of-the table clash against Tweed Coast this Sunday. ‘It is always a tough journey out to Casino. They are always competitive at home and...


Byron Bay sink Bangalow to claim local rugby derby

Byron Bay Rugby Union have gone to the top of the competition ladder after beating rivals Bangalow 20–17. The top-of-the-table clash was hard fought and if it weren’t for heroic defence from the Byron side in the last 15 minutes...


MKR winners in Byron

Screen shot of Alex & Emily from MKR – taken at The Bolt Hole Byron Bay. By Vivienne Pearson Winners of Sunday night’s Grand Final of My Kitchen Rules (that’s ‘MKR’ to those in the know), Alex and Emily, have been...



The back of this packaging said ‘Our range of snacks and meals encourages your toddler to independently discover the delicious taste of nutritious food. With our dedicated nutritionists who are also mums, we aim to inspire a love of...


God of Hair expands universe

  Photo by Jeff ‘Anointing with the Midnight Foil since 1986’ Dawson. When he’s not anointing the heads of his acolytes with flowers, blasting some funk, rock or jazz, or soothing the soul of his customers, Frankie God of Hair is...


Brunswick Heads Women bowlers claim District open fours pennant

Brunswick Heads Women‘s Bowling Club has won the Tweed Byron District Open Fours Championship playing at home last week. The winning team included Sherril Pearce (lead), Kerry Dexter (second), Jenny Lofts (third) and Blossom McCormick (skip). ‘We defeated Byron Bay in...


Shores all-girl U/10 squad has first run

The U/10 Dolphins are one of two new all-girl teams at the Shores United Soccer Club and they had their first game on the weekend. The Dolphins took on the U/11 Kyogle Cowgirls and both teams played very well and...


Shoosh for Kids Week encourages good fans

Shoosh for Kids awareness week fosters positive spectator behaviour and runs over May 14–20. The state government’s Office of Sport wants clubs and organisations to sign-up as supporters. ‘We want junior games to be positive, happy places for kids to enjoy...


$3,000 in prizes at 2018 Mullum Open

More than 150 players are ready to tee off and compete for $3,000 worth of prizes in the Mullumbimby Open this Saturday May, 12. The event has been re-scheduled from March owing to rainy conditions at the time, and the...


Skaters get ready to fly at Brunswick

The Battle @ Bruns Skate Competition is all set to go ahead on Sunday May 20. ‘There will be plenty of great prizes to be won including cash. There will also be a free barbecue as well as plenty of...


A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place for already pampered outsiders to...

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land at the Belongil Spit. Indeed, it...