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Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

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‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

August 22, 2018

Issue 33.11

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Interview: Kingswood

Hotel Great Northern | Saturday 25 August | 9pm | $40 - $45 Everyone in the Kingswood When I speak with Fergus Linacre of Kingswood he’s just touched down from LA. Even the 8-hour delay and the extended Sydney stayover haven’t...


Interview: Regurgitator

Urge for the Gurge Kingscliff Beach Hotel | Friday 24 August | 7pm | $40.75 Formed in the mid 90s, Regurgitator rose to become one of the longest-standing Aussie bands of its generation, though it didn’t begin as planned, as you...


Cinema Review: BlacKkKlansman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vWHEuhEuno Without anybody really noticing, something we hoped had been vanquished by the cultural and social enlightenments of the last century has found a new, strident voice. Through the agency of America’s conniving baby/man president and the likes of our...


Byron Council won’t take legal action over holiday-let complaints

‘Council is not commencing any new legal actions with respect to short-term holiday letting until the NSW government finalises its reforms in this area,’ staff said.


New face in Mullumbimby CBD

Mullumbimby residents are famously suspicious of chain stores setting up shop in their town. So it isn’t surprising that the arrival of a Linen House outlet ruffled a few feathers.


Culture: 22 August 2018

Terrapin Puppet Theatre present Red Racing Hood NORPA at Lismore City Hall | Friday 31 August, 6pm | Saturday 1 Sept, 11am | $15–38 Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s Red Racing Hood reimagines everyone’s favourite characters from the famous fairytale into the small town of...


Planning panel okayed medical centre without community input

It’s emerged that a recent decision to approve an $8m private hospital DA on Ewingsdale Road and McGettigans Lane by the JRPP was made without any community representation.


Interview: Bethanie Jolly

‘Woo Me from My Sleep’ album launch | Drill Hall Mullumbimby | Saturday 25 August | 6.30pm | $12–15  Five years ago Bethanie Jolly lost her partner in an accident. He was a beautiful musician who had long encouraged Bethanie to share the...


Cinema Review: Mama Mia Here We Go Again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcSMdhfKga4 I love Abba’s greatest hits. With gorgeous harmonies and irresistible melodies, they are perfect little gems of pop music. They were also enough to sustain a hugely feelgood movie (and I don’t use the adjective as a snide pejorative)...


Holiday letting legislation passes NSW parliament

A new law passed in NSW parliament last week that aims to regulate the holiday letting industry. Yet it comes incomplete, with major elements such as proposed changes to the SEPP and a code of conduct still to be finalised. 


Live Music: 22 August 2018

Live Music roundup from Byron and Beyond


Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Gluten revenge

For years I have made jokes about gluten-intolerant people. They’re unkind jokes that refer to that particular group as rather depressed despondent people huddled over hard blocks of angry bread.


Drought relief fundraiser down at The Farm

Byron Bay’s top chefs are banding together for a one- night-only dinner to help raise money for Rural Aid Australia to assist Aussie farmers at Three Blue Ducks at The Farm, Byron Bay, with a special ‘farm to table’ menu.


Charge the Chinny! Hurry – spots will fill up 

The opportunity to run, or take a stroll, up Mount Chincogan is coming your way for the second year in a row. Building on last year’s successful run, organisers will start the race from Mullumbimby Post Office


Ben Franklin seeks to become Ballina state MP

Local NSW Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced he will seek to become the Nationals candidate for the seat of Ballina at the next state election in 2019.


Byron High boys narrowly miss out on Bill Turner Cup finals

Quarterfinalists: Byron Bay High School’s U/15 boys side. Photo Rachel Milgate Byron Bay High’s U/15 boys soccer team won their round-of-16 clash last week, but three days later went down 1–0 to Newcastle High in the quarterfinals, ending their stellar...


Byron Bay bowlers claim top-four finish at state titles

  The Byron Bay Sevens played the state pennant finals held at The Greens BC at The Entrance last week. Photo supplied The Byron Bay Bowling Club number seven pennants team missed out on a finals berth at the state titles...


Geckos keep winning Shand cricket

Brian Mollet The Geckos cricket team has a long and proud history dating back to when Nicholas Shand used to browbeat, bribe or blackmail a bewildered-looking bunch of journalists and drinking buddies onto the old pitch, most startled to be...


Beez girls face the best at state cup

Coach Matt Ogle The Byron Beez U/16 division one girls’ team travelled to Minto recently to compete in the BNSW State Cup after winning the northern division of the 2018 BNSW Waratah Junior League in July. The young Byron Beez team...


High-pressure cheffing

  Kat Harvey, glass in hand, prepares a raw-cheese tasting at the fire pit at the Coorabell Skybar last week as the sun sets over the Nightcap Ranges. Photo S Haslam Our region’s strong reputation for producing quality and unique food...


Celebrating good food… and cake

Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson Liz Jackson, caterer and pastry chef, gives a hint of her training as a scientist when she speaks of recently trialling hemp as a food. ‘I had never used it, so I experimented,’ she...


Splash into Fishheads 

By Vivienne Pearson Combining a community swimming pool, a bustling takeaway, and a high-quality restaurant all in one amazing beachside location is quite a feat. It’s a feat that Fishheads has pulled off for 18 years (and counting). Fishheads runs the Byron...


Fox on the Run

By S Davey There’s a cosy little Asian street-food place called Foxy Luu’s, in the Woolies carpark, that does tasty eat-in or takeaway. The decor is fun and funky Asian and the food is freshly made from an across-Asia menu. Still...


Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to renew their locals parking permit? Attempting...