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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A vulnerable freedom

To live in a caring community might sometimes come at the cost of small individual liberties – like wearing a mask in the post office for ten minutes while you complete your transaction.

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Luxury Byron stay discounted

S Haslam Luxury Byron resort Crystalbrook Byron has come up with an incredible offer to anyone tragically stuck, like us,...

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

A flyer circulating within the community is making claims against the government's COVID-19 powers, and provides supporting legislation, claiming...

The new Wollumbin stamp that doesn’t feature Wollumbin…

When Australia Post’s new volcano series was proudly unveiled last week it included an image labelled ‘Wollumbin Mt Warning NSW’.

June 13, 2018

Issue 33.01

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Inserted in this issue: Byron Writers Festival 2018 Program

In this Issue:

Interview: Tim Winton-Brown

Rochdale Theatre, Lismore  | Kohinur Hall, Main Arm | 21 June - 14 July | $20-25  A Fire is Coming Out of the depths of magical Scottish lore comes the story of Janet Horne, the last woman to be accused of witchcraft and...


Interview: Z-Star

Bellingen Festival | 12–15 July Z-Star is the basis of a kaleidoscope of music projects by frontwoman, singer/songwriter, drummer, guitarist and producer Zee Gachette. This year Z-star will beam into Australia for Zee’s most epic tour to date. With shows up...


Cinema review: Gringo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnKbM9Zxtn8 Gringo Nash and Joel Edgerton, the brothers from Blacktown, in Sydney’s West, have combined in a glossy scam-flick that has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and an acceptable infusion of graphic violence to ensure that the tone...


Culture Roundup: June 13th, 2018

HMS Pinafore Ballina Players Theatre | 1-15 July | 7.00pm | $15-25 From next week the Ballina Players are presenting a Gilbert & Sullivan classic, HMS PINAFORE, which is directed and choreographed by Jaime Sheehan with musical directors Warwick Binney and...


Labor endorses Enova’s ‘solar garden’ plan

Local community energy company Enova has received a thumbs-up for its new ‘solar garden’ plan from none other than Mark Butler, the Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy.


Communication breakdown over West Byron planning meeting

A Joint Regional Planning Panel public meeting on West Byron will be held before the panel receives feedback from Byron Shire Council or any of the thousands of public submissions.


Interview: Matthew Armitage

The Rails | Friday 15 June | FREE Tweed musician Matthew Armitage is a master of the blues and roots genre with his incredible new album New Tide out now. You’re a great lover of nature and solitude. Why do you...


Cinema Review: Kodachrome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sz57XfckHQ It’s not only letter-writing that has gone the way of the dodo in our miasmic digital age. Ironically, as more people than ever take pictures with their phones (millions every minute – if you didn’t snap it, it didn’t...


Interview: Spiderbait

The Spiderbait Story Once upon a time there were three friends. They lived in a country town in rural NSW called Finley. Janet played a mean bass guitar, Whitty was wild on guitar and Kram, well, Kram was...


A skyhigh anti-bullying message

Raising money to help children find positive ways to address bullying, Marlena May Katene will be jumping out of an aeroplane from 15,000 feet on Saturday June 16. And this is no normal jump – Marlena has cerebral palsy.


Govt washes hands over NORTEC sell-off

Craig Laundy, the federal minister responsible for business-incubator programs, has absolved himself from any responsibility regarding NORTEC's decision to sell off incubator sites and axe its programs.


Live Music Roundup: June 13th 2018

A roundup of this weeks music events for Byron and beyond


Affordable legal service set to launch

Legal advice is about to become a whole lot more affordable, with the launch of Barefoot Law, a new legal clinic on Tuesday July 3 at the Mullum Neighbourhood Centre.


Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Are You Matt Damon?

Matt Damon spotting is becoming a bit like whale watching around here. In fact I’ve seen Matt three times this year already and haven’t seen one whale. It’s weird seeing famous people – it’s hard to have a natural conversation.


Oliver Heath crowned junior marble champion

The 2018 Australian Marbles Championships were decided at Brunswick Heads last Sunday in tough, close contests. ‘There was good competition in all three events even though numbers were down on previous years,’ organiser Mary Ashton said. ‘Maybe the changed venue...


Barrio with booze

By Vivienne Pearson Last time I was at Barrio, it was in the final stages of construction before opening as part of the Habitat, the new neighbourhood of live/work spaces, gallery-style shops and co-working. This time, I was there to...


Red Devils edged out by Mullum Giants in quality derby

In a hard-fought encounter the Mullumbimby Giants scored a late try to seal a comeback victory over the Byron Bay Red Devils in rugby league’s local derby played last Friday night. The Giants came away from Byron Bay with the...


Local adaptive surfers prepare for international championships

Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart will be looking forward to going to La Jolla, California later this year after it was just announced by the International Surfing Association (ISA) that the 2018 edition of the Stance ISA World Adaptive...


In front of the 8-ball at Main Street

By Vivienne Pearson Pick the odd word out of the following list: Burger. Chips. Beer. Alcoholic milkshake. Locally made soda. Spider. Energy bowl. Vegan options. Game of pool. The answer? None of the above. All of these, and more, are available...


Gee collects win at Teven golf

Chris Gee won the Teven Golf Club Men’s Division nine-hole Stableford competition last Saturday.   It was the third of six rounds making up the 2018 Point Score Championship. Terry Prendergast was the runner-up on countback with 19 points. Ball rundown: Richard...


Lennox Head XI dazzles in Shand Cup cricket debut

Sunday’s sunshine had Lomath Oval glowing like a debutante’s blush, a fitting scene for what was to be a history-making day in local sporting subculture.  Interest in the cricket competition with just the right mix of friendly rivalry and inclusiveness...


Jamie Lyon beer match in Ballina

Jamie Lyon beer match in Ballina Ballina RSL are hosting the first of many beverage, food and in-conversation events. The club are pleased to announce that on June 22 Little Creatures ambassador Paul Daley will be matching beers to executive...


Thus Spake Mungo: States move on Indigenous affairs as Turnbull stalls

It may be sheer fantasy, wishful thinking. But in the last week the torpor of politics appeared to lift a little; there were signs that progress might not be stalled forever in the coalition party room in Canberra.


Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

A flyer circulating within the community is making claims against the government's COVID-19 powers, and provides supporting legislation, claiming the information provided is to...

Highest Hapki yusul award given to former Rosebank resident

Ross Kendall Jarrod Taylor has received the Ninth Dan – the highest award in Hapki yusul, the martial art from which Hapkido is derived, from...

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning the country championship, being selected...

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.