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June 22, 2021

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Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

Other News

Brisbane’s COVID-19 community case update – Alpha variant confirmed

Queensland Health says that genome sequencing results have confirmed the Brisbane COVID-19 case reported on Sunday (20 June) is the Alpha variant.


Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the...

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Port blame game

Dee Taminau, Ballina Early May 2021, Scott Morrison stated that Labor sold the Port of Darwin to China, giving China a...

No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

August 29, 2018

Issue 33.12

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In this Issue:

Falls Festival introduces patron safety initiative

Organisers of Falls Festival, held at the North Byron Parklands in Yelgun, say they will be introducing sexual assault counsellors to all sites.


Film screening focuses on youth mental health

Local filmmaker Darius Devas is holding a fundraiser screening Thursday September 6 at Pighouse Flicks for his new documentary series called HeadOn.


Be mindful of these upcoming events

Two leading practitioners of mindfulness will be holding workshops at Temple Byron in the next two months.


Interview: Sheppard

Kingscliff Hotel | Friday 7pm |  $35.65 Hailing from Brisbane, Sheppard is an indie pop band formed by brother and sister Amy and George Sheppard back in 2009. Bombs Away was their debut studio album back in 2014 and featured...


A space for sharing and helping others

The Womens Shack had been Kristin’s dream since her 2011 trip to Nicaragua, where she volunteered with the Earth Education project, a charity that helps displaced women in the La Chureca rubbish dump.


Culture Roundup: 29 August 2018

Circus Rio Lismore Showgrounds | Thursday til 9 September | 7pm Circus Rio bring their electric energy to Lismore Showgrounds for an action-packed season in what is to be their north coast debut! Circus Rio unites diverse culture and dance with...


Cinema Review: Slender Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRV-c3hs3vw The original Ring (1998) consolidated a new offshoot of the horror genre by having its malevolent spirit be conveyed through telephone messages and a TV. It was technology that hosted the enemy. More recently, the fiendishly clever and unsettling...


Lilly Pilly Preschool hits the books

In celebration of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week, Syber, a local librarian, visited Lilly Pilly Preschool in Brunswick Heads and captivated the children. 


EMR resistance meeting  at Wilsons Ck Hall

A newly formed community group against a proposed Telstra mobile-communications tower in Wilsons Creek are holding their next meeting at Wilsons Creek Hall tonight. 


Youth seriously bashed at Yelgun tunnel party

A young man remains in hospital with serious injuries after being attacked by a group of youths last weekend at a party in the disused Yelgun train tunnel.


Byron school parking fees prompt staff complaints

Byron Council is engaged in delicate negotiations with Byron Public School over the question of whether teachers should have to pay for parking in the streets around the school.


Interview with alternative PM: Mark Swivel

Catch Mark Swivel at the Mullumbimby Drill Hall Friday, 7.30pm and Sunday 5pm Alternative Prime Minister Mark Swivel’s national campaign to get elected got off to a cracking start this week with the top job up for grabs in a...


Saddle Road suburb knocked back

Plans to create a new suburb of upwards of 450 dwellings – including an affordable-housing component – on the ridge between Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby were rejected by Council before its assessment was completed.


Cinema Review: Working Class Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OBTDqy3f_c Jimmy Barnes, lead singer of the much-loved (by others) Cold Chisel, is something of an icon in the Australian music scene. Because I have never been a fan, I approached this doco with some misgiving, but I was quickly...


Interview: Dan Tuffy

Dan Tuffy, Lucie Thorne, Matt Walker & Michael Turner | Club Mullum: Mullumbimby Ex-Services | Friday 7.30pm | $20-25 Some of you as old as I might remember from the psychedelic folk group Wild Pumpkins at Midnight. Tuffy has always...


A peek at Rupert Murdoch’s revised walking dead cabinet

Good riddance Turnbull, a PM of massive wealth and ego who left office without much record of accomplishment. Remember when the Libs scoffed as Labor tore itself apart?


Mullum gears up for music fest

The third and final lineup of artists for the Mullum Music Festival, held in the town’s venues and streets November 15 till 18, has been announced.


Live Music: 29 August 2018

Byron Guitar Festival Byron Bay Brewery | Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October | $50-90 Byron Bay Guitar Festival director Nick Sergi is passionate about making sure women guitarists feature on his lineup. ‘Looking at history there are not many women celebrated for...


Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Les Enfants Terribles & the Fight for the...

I have privileged white man fatigue. Frankly I’m sick of the pricks. The recent Liberal party room ‘I want a turn’ tantrum just left me and a lot of Australians cold.


Compost facility opens in Myocum

A new state-of-the-art compost facility for garden organics has been launched by Byron Shire Council, and aims to close the loop on garden organics for local farmers and residents.


Raising a glass to our farmers

Drought-stricken farmers are soon to benefit from the Let it Pour fundraising event held last weekend across Australia.


Orchids are for everyone

Arthur Winter is one of the most talented and respected orchid growers that this region has produced.


Philanthropic night in Brunswick Heads

Local philanthropic organisation Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) is holding its annual fundraiser at the Brunswick Picture House tonight from 6pm.


Dickens wins double again at the Oz titles

Lennox Head’s Ben Dickens has repeated his double victory in 2017 with another flawless performance at Cabarita Point on the Tweed at the 2018 SAE Group Australian Surf Festival.  Dickens was undefeated the whole event winning all his heats and...


Lennox Head play Ballina in rugby major semifinal

The Ballina Buccaneers and the Lennox Head Trojans will go head-to-head this weekend in far north coast rugby to decide who will play in the grandfinal against Wollongbar-Alstonville. The local derby was set up after Lennox Head had a convincing...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Begining 23 June, 2021

A dazzling array of talent to be seen live, in and around the Byron Shire

The Sourdough Chick rises to the occasion!

When you talk to Susann Wiedermann, her passion for sourdough is clearly evident. She describes the world of sourdough as like ‘falling down a...

Frida’s Field winter menu

  If you’re thinking of a long lunch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, out in the country with a beautiful outlook across the fields, then...