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The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

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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.

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

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.

October 17, 2018

Issue 33.19

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Interview with Mullum Festival Performer, Tim Snider

When inspiration comes, Tim Snider is working Mullum Music Festival | 15–18 Nov When US Tim Snider takes the stage magic happens. Many know him as the man on the wild electric violin with Nahko and the Medicine People. His playing...

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Council staff call for Tyagarah Beach nude bathing to be banned

Nude bathing at Tyagarah Beach could be banned within weeks if councillors support Byron Council staff’s recommendation at today’s meeting to revoke the beach’s clothes-optional declaration.

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Culture in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the week beginning...

Byron Latin Fiesta Byron Theatre, Community Centre and associated venues | 1–4 November The Byron Latin Feista welcomes Parisian dance teacher and choreographer Sabiha Bastide to Byron. She trained as a Kizomba instructor and studied by taking private lessons in Dominican...

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Cinema Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7wzBVARwaU   There is a pronounced influence of the Coen brothers in writer/director Drew Goddard’s bizarro/noir bloodletting flick. Set in the sixties and heavily reliant on a fantastic, mostly Tamla Motown soundtrack, there are hellish flames and flashbacks, quirky characters and...

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Bangalow Public School’s own film festival

Bangalow Public School students are preparing for their first Futurama Drama film festival, to be held October 23, 24 and 25.

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Small business workshop offers skills and insights

The fourth and final Sourdough lunchtime workshop, as part of the popular 2018 small business series, will be held on Wednesday October 31 at the Elements of Byron Resort.

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Affordable housing proposal for 22ha Mullumbimby site contested

Plans to rezone and develop 22 hectares of Council-owned land next to the Mullumbimby Community Gardens has seen increased resident resistance, and last week Council staff sought to calm the waters.

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Byron Bypass costs blow out by $13.5 million

Plans to create a Byron Bay bypass along Butler Street, into wetland habitat and then joining Jonson and Browning Streets at Mitre 10, appear to be held up by the state government, as Byron Shire Council awaits determination for a $9.5m grant.

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Lighthouse run lights up Sam

One of this year's recipients from the proceeds of the Byron Lighthouse Run, Samantha Bulmer, suffered a spinal rupture just before birth, which has left her partially paralysed ever since.

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An interview with comedian Greg Fleet

The Good, The Bad and The Fleety The Big Gig – Ballina RSL | Thursday 25 Oct | 8pm | Free Greg Fleet in conversation with Mandy Nolan about The Good Son | The Drill Hall, Mullumbimby | Wednesday 24 Oct |...

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Cinema Review: In Like Flynn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UQpHMAEd8M In Like Flynn Scenes that run quick slow quick slow quick, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, with not really much sublime in the mix, is generally a bankable MO for any action date-movie. For the life of me,...

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Council considers ‘disaster dashboard’ and climate emergency

Byron Shire Council will tomorrow (October 18) consider how to keep residents better informed about natural disasters and whether it needs to expand existing climate-change mitigation strategies.

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Draft Bangalow plan prioritises ‘walkability’ over development

A draft plan for Bangalow village will be on the table at Thursday’s Council meeting, and aims to set out residents’ aspirations for the village over the next 15 years.

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Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the week...

Peter Bibby Hotel Great Northern | Friday | 9pm | 18.90 Australia’s foremost maverick poet Peter Bibby has just released his new single Work for Arseholes. The track features on his second studio album Grand Champion, which released this September via...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Mental As Anything

The other day I realised that whenever I talk or write about mental health or people with lived experience that I talk about it as ‘other’. Like people with mental health issues are not me.

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Young Trojans win rugby festival in NZ

The Lennox Head U/13 Trojans rugby team has just returned from New Zealand having achieved a rare feat in Australian rugby circles: beating the Kiwis and bringing back a winner’s trophy. The team flew to Queenstown to compete in the...

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Podium finishes for local body builders

The My Own Gym team, including Ellie Borenstein, Jade Goldberg, Gaelle Jeanneau and Josh Hutchinson, have competed in the ICN state titles over the past few weeks. Each of them earnt a spot on the podium in their respective...

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Byron Bay ready for Rugby sevens

Over 900 players from across Australia and the world will be taking part in the 29th Byron Bay Rugby 7s this weekend. The tournament features three competitions including men’s and women’s competitive and a men’s social. Action will take place over...

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Five-year-old Byron surfer collects awards

At only five years old Leihani Kaloha Zoric from Byron Bay has been receiving high praise for her amazing performances on the waves. Fresh from a win in the U/6 Girls at the BL Blastoff in Sydney, Leihani showed she...

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Fun run delivers for charity and community

The 2018 Byron Bay Lighthouse run was underpinned by great community spirit as roughly $20,000 was raised for charity as 500 runners braved the inclement weather last weekend. ‘We were pretty lucky with the rain. We only had a small...

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Basketball Set for Summer Season

Jenny Ogle The Byron Bay Basketball Association has wound up another season with the top positions contested in all age groups from primary school to A-grade seniors. Congratulations to all our competing teams, and also big thanks to our referees. Winners Primary School...

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Pecans growing

By S Haslam The northern rivers is well known for its macadamias, but many people are unaware that there is also a thriving pecan industry in our region. Pecans can be planted in land that is not suitable for macadamias,...

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Miss Margarita 

‘We usually have Margaritas on Thursdays but since it’s Tuesday, I’ll make an exception.’ Chelsea Handler By S Davey Miss Margarita is a colourful and upbeat Mexican bar and cantina at the beach end of Jonson Street with a buoyant, colourful...

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

‘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.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.