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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

October 3, 2018

Issue 33.17

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In this Issue:

Interview with Husky Gawenda and Gideon Preiss of Husky

Mullum Music Festival | 15–18 November Every two years new artists step up to the plate to be the patron of everyone’s favourite little festival: Mullum Music. This year Husky Gawenda and Gideon Preiss of Husky have thrown their hat into...


Interview with Richard Todd director of Dying to Live

Byron Film Festival | Byron Theatre | 21 October Dying to Live is the new documentary by the filmmaker who brought you Frackman. In Dying to Live Todd follows the lives of everyday Australians awaiting organ donation. His goal was to...


Interview with Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore and Michelle Grace Hunder from Her...

Her Story Her Sound | Brunswick Picture House | 11 October The underrepresentation of women in the music industry – from festival lineups to management – has been in the media of late calling attention to the barriers and challenges...


Interview with British India

Byron Bay Guitar Festival | Byron Brewery | 6–7 October British India emerged from the Melbourne underground 11 years ago and went on to become one of Australia’s most successful independent rock acts. With four Top 10 albums to their...


Cinema review: Ladies in Black

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd7aD7F2QCg Bruce Beresford is one of Australia’s finest filmmakers. Well into his seventies, in this he has directed the sort of movie that, if your life experience does not include blood-drenched gunfights and car chases, you wish you could see...


A roundup of cultural events in the Byron Shire and beyond...

A roundup of the coming cultural events in the Byron hire and beyond


Mullum’s own sculpture festival takes shape

Is Mullumbimby becoming the cultural centre of the northern rivers? That was the hope expressed by NSW parliamentary secretary for northern NSW Ben Franklin (Nationals) when he gave $5,000 to Creative Mullum on Tuesday morning.


Food-waste program to roll out

Locally based environmental consultants Coolplanet have been awarded a $59,500 grant from Love Food Hate Waste, to reduce food waste throughout Byron Shire.


Interview with Darren O’Donnell and Alice Fleming from All the Sex...

All the Sex I’ve Ever Had | HOTA on the Gold Coast | 4–5 October Six over-65-year-old Gold Coast locals share their lives in a new show All the Sex I’ve Ever Had at HOTA this week. First performed in Germany by...


Cinema review: Transit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoRUYZUXkzU&t=11s Beaucoup de bouquets are once more in order for J’aimee Skippon-Volke and the crew that bring us the Byron Bay International Film Festival. Because cinephiles cannot rely entirely on camp Marvel violence and cheesy rom-coms for stimulation, J’aimee has...


Live Music in The Byron Shire for the week starting October...

A round-up of the coming music events in the Byron Shire and beyond


Dogs and their pet humans invited to brekky

Pooches and their pals are invited to Byron Shire’s inaugural free Dog’s Breakfast this Sunday October 7.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: I am Bogan

Last week someone, let’s say a man, on social media called me a bogan. And a cunt. It was meant to shame me. To humiliate me. To put me in my place. To remind me that not only am...


Byron Master surfers make world’s top five

Byron Shire surfers Pauline Menczer, Jodie Cooper and Gary Elkerton finished in equal third, equal fifth and equal fifth respectively at the invitational Azores Airlines World Masters Championship last month. Australians Rob Bain, Layne Beachley and Dave Macaulay all won...


Free surf and SUP lessons for locals

Lets Go Surfing are offering free lessons for locals this month to thank the  community for their support over the years.  ‘We live and work in the local community and have the privilege of teaching surfing and SUP. Free Residents...


Snowboard team win bronze at nationals

The Byron Bay High School Snowboard team made up of twins Jarra and Kai Millis has won a bronze medal at the Interschools National Championships held at Perisher Valley. Both twins raced incredibly hard during the Bordercross; however, Jarra had...


Matilda wins more gold and silver

Matilda Vial won herself three medals at the Combined Independent Schools primary athletics state championships held in Sydney in mid-September. Matilda came first in long jump, first in the 200 metres and second in the 100 metres sprint. Matilda will next...


di Vino

Where’s this sign? Up in the air, outside a new Italian place that’s opened at the surf end of Fletcher St, Byron. They have a copper bar with beautiful green tiles, a range of cocktails, wine by the glass...


The Italian Byron Bay: Me Amore

Words and photos by Terase Davidson: Taste Byron Bay We all need to make the time to go to The Italian Byron Bay for a little ‘Me Amore’. We started our evening on Saturday with cocktails because hey, why not! I...


International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.