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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

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Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

Dreaming about a bucket-list surfing and wellness holiday?

Have you always dreamt about traveling to exotic ‘bucket-list’ beach destinations like Bali or Vanuatu… or are your dreams...

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

September 5, 2018

Issue 33.13

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In this Issue:

‘Ranger to Ranger’ doco highlights nature’s protectors

A documentary that follows acclaimed Indigenous musician Dan Sultan and nine Indigenous Australian Rangers as they travel to Kenya to share knowledge, culture and music with Maasai rangers will have its world premiere at the Byron Community Centre.


Interview with The Flumes

Byron Guitar Festival | Byron Brewery | 6 & 7 October The Byron Guitar Festival is just a month away and tuning up for some epic playing is Steve Merry of the Fumes. Steve doesn’t really like talking about music that...


Interview with Shelly Brown on becoming a Mullumbimby festival youth mentor

Mullum Music Festival | 15–18 Nov Last week saw Mullum Music Festival’s Youth Mentorship open for nominations for the 2018 event. The mentorship offers young musicians a unique and very pivotal experience to work alongside an industry peer. Along with...


Ninjas raise money for girls’ education

A little ninja action on your part could help educate young women in Sierra Leone and Uganda. Isabelle McMullen has set up a ninja fun event at Ninja Play Academy to raise money for One Girl.


An Interview with Dan Cordero about his Photographic Exhibition, Getting Lucky

Byron Brewery | Friday | 7pm | Free Daniel Cordero is a Byron-based, Los Angeles-born photographer. Inspired by the beauty of Byron Bay, Dan began to explore the creative potential of landscape photography. Dan is a lover of natural beauty...


Cinema Review: Book Club

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDxgPIsv6sY Typically, the funniest scenes in this sweet-natured, oldies’ rom-com had been given away in a trailer that, in hindsight, tended to diminish the movie’s more thoughtful intent. For when the naughty saucy jokes thin out, after mostly being crammed...


Drought relief: Bangalow and Mullum join forces

Recognising that working together they can do more for drought-affected communities the Bangalow and Mullumbimby chambers of commerce have joined forces to provide help to the shire of Gwydir in the New England region of NSW.


School and community partnerships alive and well

Over the past 22 months the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club has hosted monthly raffles to support the Mullumbimby Public School Parents and Citizens Association.


Mullumbimby comedian makes pitch for federal senate

Not having been jailed, local comedian Mark Swivel has had to take another, more radical route to get our attention. That’s right, he’s planning to become a politician!


Don’t give up on politics, says Richard Di Natale

The Greens' leader talks to Paul Bibby about issues ranging from the Liberals' leadership struggle, the party's growth as a third force in politics and the West Byron development.


Is the NDIS working for you?

To help people with disabilities, their families and carers be heard, Make it Work forums are being held by the Every Australian Counts coalition across Australia. This Friday (September 7) a forum is being held in Ballina


Cinema Review: Mile 22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJU6S5KOsNI The blood-splattered uber-action flick has evolved in recent times, to the point that we now have not just bullet-proof blokes but also pretty young women blowing people’s brains out with automatic assault rifles that never run out of ammo....


An Interview with Sam Foster from the NORPA play ‘Viral’

Lismore City Hall | Wednesday 12 Septmber | 7.30pm | $25–36 What is the price of internet fame? This is the question asked by award-winning theatre show Viral. It’s the story of Art and Zane, two boys who try to get more...


Mullum’s video store set to close

Times have changed and Peter and Robyn Rutter have had to make the tough decision to finally close the doors on Mullum Video (previously Video Ezy) at the end of this month. 


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Fake it till you make it

I have used manipulation to gain love. It’s not a very attractive admission, but there you have it. I am guilty. It was a few years ago when my middle daughter Sophia was being particularly difficult.


So much to sample at Sample

Vegan was the new black at Sample Food Festival where several stalls catered to plant-based eaters.


Live Music in the north coast for the week beginning September...

Tix on sale for Falls festival Byron Parklands | 31 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan Flying past the quarter-century mark and making a fearless leap into its 26th year, Falls Festival lets loose with another ecstatic excuse to join thousands of...


Ocean reflections in Mullum’s ‘tiny gallery’

The smallest gallery in the Southern Hemisphere is celebrating its tenth year. This features a display of Lynne Adams and Tony Butler’s work Plastic Sea Treasures.


Two and two for Shores United

This weekend saw another bag of mixed results for Shores United in the semifinals, but the day really belonged to those wonderful U15s Shores boys.  In 1st division and the semifinals for the first time, the kids had already sent...


Byron Snowboarders go National

The Byron Bay High School Snowboard team (yes there is such a thing) have made it to Nationals! Twins Jarra and Kai Millis are having a cracking season at Perisher – the pair competed at the Interschools on a regional...


It all comes down to this Saturday for union

It’s that time of year again when far north coasters head to the fields to see who will be victorious in the 2018 rugby union season. The preliminary finals were played on the weekend with Lennox Head, Ballina and Evans...


Youngsters shine at karate seminar

Dedicated karateka (karate practitioners) from NSW and Victoria attended the Kase Ha Shotokan Karate Do self-defence seminar held recently in both Byron Bay and Bangalow. The workshops were delivered by two visiting senior 5th Dan Kase Ha instructors – Mark...


Byron Community Primary compete at Coffs Harbour

Late last month 36 students from the Byron Community Primary School travelled to Coffs Harbour to compete in the North Coast Independent Schools (NCIS) Athletics carnival.  The school had children aged between eight and 12 participating in event. All the...


NRRRL 2018 Grand Finals

  First Grade will see that Ballina Seagulls take on the Tweed Coast Raiders, the Ladies League Tag features Marist Brothers Rams V Byron Bay Red Devils, the Reserve Grade clash is between Marist Brothers Rams and the Murwillumbah Mustangs...


Sample Lunch a show-starter

Story and photo S Davey The Sample Food Festival kicked off in fine form again this year with the Sample Lunch hosted by celebrity chef (and now local bloke) Shannon Bennett and the Vue de Monde team. The four-course set menu...


Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for people of all abilities and...