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Co-op meeting

Annette Snow, Myocum As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years,...

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Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

He said, she said

Fast Buck$, Coorabell At last week’s Council meeting our former mayor had me kicked out of the meeting for ‘disorderly...

Valley landholders

John Hayter, Tintenbar It came as no surprise to seasoned valley landholders when ex-Cyclone Debbie swept in from the coast...

Byron Bay wins season opener against Mullum Giants

  Ross Kendall The local league derby is always  and the Byron Bay Red Devils have won the first game of...

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Byron Council to introduce car-free Sundays in the centre of town

Byron Council has taken a further step toward getting cars out of, and pedestrians into, the centre of Byron, by voting to introduce car-free Sundays.

August 8, 2018

Issue 33.09

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In this Issue:

Interview: Jackie Loeb

Meet the Very Funny Ms Loeb Mullum Ex Service Club | Monday 13 August | 8pm | $20-$25  Jackie Loeb is an international comedy superstar. Well she should be. She’s so crazy funny. In fact she isn’t just funny, she’s got one of...

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Interview: Spooky Men’s Chorale and Dustyesky

Choir of Origin… Spooky v Dusty Mullumbimby Civic Hall | Saturday 11 August | 8pm | $35/$25/$15 Beard v Beard. Weird meets Weirder. Battle of the Baritones. Harmonies of the Hombres! For one night only, the pride of Mullumgrad plays host to...

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Cinema Review: The Wife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d81IM0loH7o What a treat it is to see two great performers at the top of their game. In this, Glenn Close plays Joan Castleman, whose husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) has just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. On the...

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Flood mismanagement blamed on decades-old Council decisions

Is Byron Shire ready for another big flood? Local retired realtor Jim Mangleson says Byron Shire is not ready and that Council ‘demonstrably and provably caused the flooding and continuously lied to the community to cover up their liability.’

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Cinema Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb49-oV0F78 You know that story about how, if you put a frog in a pot of water and bring it to the boil, the poor creature, because its body temperature rises with the heating water, is unaware that it is...

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Interviews: Kaki King

King Amongst Women Byron Community Centre | Thurs 16 August | 8pm | $42.30 Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, The Neck is A Bridge to the Body is Kaki King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of the...

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Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Free the Nipple, the 2-point plan ...

I have never really understood the fuss society makes about women’s breasts. In one instance they are displayed in lacy bras on billboards or pertly at attention in magazines where they are overly sexualised, coveted and adored, and on...

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Young footballers charge into last 16 with convincing 3-0 win

Byron Bay High School has progressed to the round of 16 in the Bill Turner Cup after beating Armidale’s Duval High 3–0 at home last week The national knockout competition for U/15 students 1includes teams from Cairns to Melbourne and...

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Giants ready for semifinals

The Mullumbimby Giants have earned a semifinal berth and play their last regular season home game this Sunday against Marist Brothers. The visitors are sitting on 19 competition points in sixth place behind Mullumbimby on 24 points. At worst the Giants...

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Lennox Longboard Classic shines

Winners were grinners at the 21st annual MP Lennox Longboard Classic held over the weekend at Lennox Head.  Small but clean waves were on offer on the first day of the event offering very contestable conditions for all the surfers...

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Byron Bay Wildcats bag a double

The Byron Bay FC third division Wildcats took on high-flying Italo Stars and from the get-go were psyched up for the contest running out 5–0 winners.  After a furious start Violet Rogers scored within  five minutes, boosting their dominance. Violet Innes...

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Full-Tossers win in Shand cricket

Sunday's Shand series stoush was a meeting of opposites as the latte-sipping dilletantes of Byron, the Full-Tossers, took on the banjo-toting six fingered hillbillies of Left Bank. Both teams were searching for their first win of the year and with...

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The Juicy details

Story and photos S Davey Egyptian-born Fady Soliman – his place has juice!   There’s an eatery at the downtown end of Jonson Street that ticks all of the juicy boxes: it is appealing, satisfying and substantive and it’s called Juicy. Juicy...

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Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over the supply of Mullumbimby’s water...

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the other side of my hilled...

Government fails to support dying with dignity in Northern Rivers

Approaching the subject of dying is always tricky, often awkward, and never easy. But when you are faced with caring for someone at the end of their life, it helps if you can find support from people who have already navigated the path.