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Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state...

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Jailer Dutton

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

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

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

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

June 20, 2018

Issue 33.02

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In this Issue:

Zero Emissions Byron event June 27

While many governments around the world are introducing measures to address climate change, the Australian government has failed to develop an action plan to reduce Australia’s emissions.


Interview: Thomas ES Kelly – choreographer

CONCEIVE by Thomas ES Kelly, NORPA at Lismore City Hall, Friday 29 June, 7.30pm & Saturday 30 June, 2pm & 7.30pm. Tickets $20–36. What does an Aboriginal Australian look like? Act like? Sound like? Do they all have black skin, live...


Byron firefighters needed, info night tonight

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is calling for community-minded men and women to consider joining the retained (on-call) firefighter ranks at Byron Bay Fire Station. 


Interview: Matty Took – Planet

Hotel Great Northern, Saturday June 23, 9pm. Free. Planet plans world domination  Sydney outfit Planet is the culmination of several years of trial and error in songcraft, performance and production. Matty Took (vox and rhythm), Tom Peppitt (lead guitar), Harrison Stewart-Weeks...


Cinema Review: Disobedience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEVonh8bjC0 It’s heartening to see that there is still a place in cinema for the slow-burn, despite the mob’s expectation of a thrill every five minutes. A relief, too, to know that a subject that was once taboo – lesbian...


Culture Roundup, June 20th 2018

A roundup of cultural events in Byron Shire and beyond


Living Wild – from Goonengerry to New Zealand

Could you live in the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back? Two guests at Byron Writers Festival this year have each survived for years in the wilderness, although the paths that led them there are very different.


‘Carte blanche’ for developers on old Byron sewage plant site?

Questions are being raised around how the process for the remediation and future outcomes of the South Byron sewerage treatment plant (STP) are being delivered, with a key concern being the opportunity for community input. 


Byron’s new shopping mall just months away from opening

In approximately five months’ time, the doors will open on ‘Mercato on Byron’. Some see it as a welcome addition that will attract more visitors and create local jobs, while others bemoan a further ‘Gold Coastification’ of the Shire.


Interview: The Strides

The Hotel Great Northern on Friday 29 June, 9pm. Tickets $25 It sounds like your band is from all over the world, from Barbados Via London, Fiji, Sierra Leone… Where did you all meet and what was it that brought you...


Cinema Review: Hereditary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHxcDbai7aU First of all, you need to have a smart location scout. For a psychological, brain-breaking flick that dives into horror and the occult, it is essential that the mise en scène is just right. The big house in the woods –...


Teven, Tintenbar residents say ‘no bloody way’ to asphalt plant

Ballina Shire Council mayor David Wright has refused to state his support or otherwise for a petrochemical plant that residents fear would be built near their rural Teven homes following a packed meeting that opposed it held last Saurday.


Music Roundup: June 20, 2018

Dubarray Byron Brewery | Fri 29 June | 7pm | FREE Dubarray will be returning to the Byron Shire after a stellar gig at the Bruns a few weeks back, for one more huge show as part of their Inner Sanctum...


Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Domination

I’ve been a feminist since I was 17. When people asked me why, I told them that I believed women needed to be equal to men. I told them that we lived in a patriarchal society where who we were was defined by what we were not: namely, we were not men.


Elements of Byron wins ‘best pool’

By S Haslam Elements of Byron have taken out the award for best pool in the 2018 Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Awards. Those of you who saw Dancing Tommy Franklin in a pink onesie cavorting with a giant inflatable swan at...


Ballina Food & Wine Festival Sun 1 July

Grab your fork, spoon and photo ID and head down to Ballina for the annual food and wine treat on Sunday 1 July. Not only will there be plenty of the best local produce to sample, there will also...


Hot Pho and good times at Light Years

Winter is upon us, and Light Years restaurant and cocktail bar are now opening their doors from 5pm every night. What better way to spend these chilly evenings than with a hot steaming bowl of Pho on their heated...


A new pair of hands for Sample Food Festival 

By Julie Ray There is the old saying: ‘If you want a job done, give it to a busy person’. Rose Taylor from Cudgera Creek has a 7-month-old child, runs a small farm with her husband, helps run major music...


Young Beez claim minor premiership

The Beez U/16 Division 1 girls team travelled to Coffs Harbour for the final round of the Northern Junior League and came away with four wins from four games. The small team, depleted by sickness and injury, pulled out all...


Lennox Head rugby too strong for Byron Bay

Lennox Head have nabbed third spot on the Far North Coast rugby ladder after beating Byron Bay at home 30–17 last Saturday. ‘Considering it was third plays fourth it was a pretty evenly matched game,’ Lennox Head coach Jason McCombie...


Suffolk swing onto Shand winners’ list

The national team may have lost its lustre, but back at grassroots level the weekend warriors of the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series still shine like Venus viewed on psychedelics. Last week the Lennox Ripstarters looked sharper than Luke’s light...


‘Pocket rocket’ needs help to take on global Ninjas

Byron fitness professional Lisa Parkes has started a crowdfunding campaign to help her and her son get to the Ninja Athletes world championships being held in the United States next month. ‘As part of the Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association I’m...


Class showing at Ben King classic

The 43rd annual BK Surf Classic was held at Broken Head over the long weekend in surf ranging from clean, small, well-shaped waves to challenging closeouts.  Nyxie Ryan from Lennox Head was the standout surfer of the whole event, winning...


Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and finally accept responsibility? He had three...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Morrison’s craven cave to the QAnon cult – can he squirm out of this one too?

Monday night’s Four Corners program on ABC explained that two Australian lackeys of the American cult called QAnon – Tim Stewart and his son Jesse – are pushing the cult’s terrible excuse for a belief system.