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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

September 12, 2018

Issue 33.14

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In this Issue:

Interview with Saint Sister who play at Mullumbimby Festival

Mullum Music Festival | 15–18 November Saints, Sisters & Silence Irish two-hander Saint Sister sees Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty create music that draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk, and electronic pop to create what they dub ‘atmosfolk’ – a...


Interview with Graeme Batterbury and Wendy Royston about Women’s Empowerment in...

Empowering women in India from right here What does it take to change people’s lives? Around $2,700 a month. For that very modest amount, Brunswick Heads residents Graeme Batterbury and Wendy Royston have been running a charity in rural India...


Interview with writer Tommy Murphy

Drill Hall, Mullumbimby | Friday 28 Sep till Sunday 14 October | Q & A with Tommy Murphy Sunday September 30 The woman who gave Mark Colvin her kidney Writer Tommy Murphy has penned an extraordinary piece of theatre that tells the story of an...


How state govt plans to funnel more tourists into Byron

The NSW government has set 'aggressive' new international visitor targets for its Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan with a regional NSW target of $20 billion by 2020.


Council decision led to flooding issues: historian

Former councillor and local historian Frank Mills AOM has supported claims that past actions of Council over forty years ago contributed to current flooding issues.   


Interview with Matt Hanley

Matt Hanley & Friends: Menaissance album launch Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby | Saturday | $20 As a session guitarist Matt Hanley has played with some impressive artists, including Brian Cadd, Jenny Morris, Doug Parkinson, Troy Cassar-Daley, and a whole lot more....


Cinema Review: The Flip Side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYUXf0TSSUk Do you remember the interview given by John Millman after he’d beaten Roger Federer at the US Open? Almost apologetic, it seemed quintessentially Australian in its cap-doffing modesty – which is a vaguely annoying trait of this rom-com’s protagonist....


What’s happening in Culture for Byron Shire and Beyond: September 13,...

NORPA: Wildskin Lismore City Hall | 28 Sep till 6 Oct | Adult $49–25 NORPA’s upcoming Wildskin is the story of one woman’s journey played with horror… and humour. This intriguing piece by the region’s premier theatre company follows on from...


Club leads donation campaign for farmers

Ballina RSL Club director Trish Wilson and three staff have just returned from a few days in the drought-stricken area of Armidale, dropping off hampers, cash and gift cards.


Former Broken Head quarry to be rehabilitated

The owners of Broken Head Quarry have agreed to an Enforceable Undertaking with the state government to rehabilitate and revegetate the site's bushland by mid-2019.


Ocean Shores teen charged over assault at tunnel party

A 15-year-old Ocean Shores male was arrested at Byron Bay last Friday and charged with GBH over an alleged assault against another teenager at a party in a disused railway tunnel.


Ten things about Falls festival

Catfish, Toto & Vaccines: This is what Falls is made of! Falls Festival at North Byron Parklands 31 Dec till 2 Jan.  The summer of festivals is just months away, with Falls Festival a must on the calendar for those wanting...


Byron Council survey reveals harsh feedback over flood response

The Byron Shire community has little faith in the ability of local authorities such as Council and the police to provide them with accurate, timely information during floods, a new survey shows.


Interview with Kamahi Djordon King, member of Yothu Yindi and The...

Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project Lismore City Hall | Saturday | 7.30pm | $65 It’s been twenty-five years since Yothu Yindi released Treaty, a landmark song that sent a message right to the heart of Australia about the need for...


Cinema Review: The Nun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvSCsNFokak Pardon my Protestant upbringing, but I have always considered nuns in head-to-toe black burkas – oops, I mean habits – to be creepy in the extreme. So this new-age horror flick, set in a monastery, was guaranteed to give...


Live Music in the Byron Shire, 13 Sept 2018

Curious Byron Brewery | Saturday | 6pm till midnight The team behind Nudge Nudge Wink Wink present CURIOUS – a new concept night that sees them make over the outside and indoor spaces at the Byron Brewery. The good people of...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Good mums don’t read

When I first started watching Handmaid’s Tale, I thought it was simply a disturbing fairytale set in a totalitarian society where fertility is controlled through the oppression and subjugation of women as breeding stock.


Curing isolation through a shared hearty meal

A new local social enterprise is aiming to solve the problem of isolation and disconnection within neighbourhoods through home-cooked food.


WAR make it five in a row

The Wollongbar-Alstonville Pioneers have won the Far North Coast rugby union premiership for the fifth year running by beating Lennox Head on Saturday in Lismore. The Pioneers won the close-fought game 19–14 after scoring three tries to two. Ben Damen,...


Mullum league juniors win premiership

The Mullumbimby Giants Junior Rugby League finished a good year on a high note when the U/10s won the grandfinal on the weekend. The team was undefeated throughout the year, taking out the minor premiership, so the win was icing...


Wildcat thirds win shootout to make grandfinal

The Byron Bay FC third division Wildcats have played themselves into the grandfinal after a sensational come-from-behind win in tough conditions at Lismore Workers last Friday night. The game was a fast-paced end-to-end affair with both teams looking capable of...


Magpies ready to swoop on flags

The Byron Bay Magpie AFL sides will look to make it a double-premiership day when they take on Ballina Bombers teams in the grandfinals at the Cavanbah Centre this Saturday from 10.30. The senior team has had a week off...


Taste of Egypt

Safya on Fletcher Street in Byron is my not-so-secret local obsession and a place I love to retreat to often, particularly when I’m craving proper home-style cooking without actually having to lift a pot or pan myself! I was asked recently,...


Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.