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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.

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Don’t worry, be greedy

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia The deputy prime minister has said that the government will consider excluding agriculture from future long-term...

True lies

Darren Hiller Smith, Mullumbimby May I present some scientifical facts to edumacate readers about how cons-piracy theorists manipulate stuff....

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

October 31, 2018

Issue 33.21

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Cinema Review: Beautiful Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y23HyopQxEg Is drug addiction a disease? Or are some people simply incapable of dealing with day-to-day reality? Belgian director Felix Van Groeningen refrains from making any judgment as he enters a psychological and emotional landscape similar to that of his...


Áine Tyrrell for Falls

Áine, why did you move to Mullumbimby and why do you now find this place home? On my first tour through the northern rivers I felt a deep sense of place and respect for the land in this area that...


ReForest Now’s very important earth mission

More than 2,800 seedlings and thousands of rainforest seeds have been saved by local not-for-profit group ReForest Now, which has recently completed a brand new rainforest tree nursery at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens.


Cultural Events in The Byron Shire and Beyond

Byron Latin Fiesta Byron Theatre, Community Centre, Byron Language School & Associated venues | Thursday–Sunday This year the Hot 100 featured more latin songs than ever before. And it’s just going to keep climbing. It’s because the music is produced for...


Voluntary breath testing at festivals about to fold

An organisation that provides voluntary breath testing and drug and alcohol information for music festival patrons says that without political and financial support, it will ‘cease operation in the next month.’


Interview with Mike Love who is playing at Mullum Music Festival

Lots of love for Mullum Music Fest Meet Mike Love, everyone’s favourite conscious roots-reggae artist. Born and raised on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i, Love is inspired by the natural landscape of his island home. Spiritually grounded in...


Cinema Review: Halloween

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek1ePFp-nBI John Carpenter’s original Halloween (1978) is regarded as a masterpiece by aficionados of the horror genre (let’s not quibble over the superlative – hyperbole is the norm these days). With Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode,...


West Byron land to be urgently reviewed 

A staff report is expected for the Council meeting on November 22 which will review the environmental attributes and constraints of the contentious West Byron urban release area and what development would be suitable.


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

Music in the Valley – Emily Lubitz, Poppy Galactic & The Beat, Main Arm students! Main Arm Public School | Friday | 4pm | FREE Upper Main Arm Public School’s Music in the Valley is celebrating its fifth birthday with an...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: How Botox is killing your orgasm!

Yep, a new study from the University of Cardiff has found that women who use Botox are less likely to reach or experience an orgasm to their fullest satisfaction! And no, it’s not because the paralysing toxin has travelled from your forehead to your G spot.


Guy wins new TV from Bridglands

Guy Fisher’s nine-year-old internet modem died the other day, and he didn’t realise just what a stroke of luck that was.


Toastmasters converge

The annual Area 30 Speech Contests in Ballina brought speakers together from Mullumbimby, Byron Bay, Lennox Head and Ballina clubs to test their speaking skills.


Three-time BJJ champion

Byron Bay’s Chilli Harel won gold on Saturday at the Pan Pacific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu championship in Melbourne.  Chilli has won the championship for his age group  three years running. Other Byron winners were head coach of The Academy Daniel Almeida,...


AFL9s take flight in Byron

Twenty-eight teams from across Australia competed in the fifth running of the AFL9s Byron Bay Invitational last weekend at the Cavanbah Centre. Friday saw the Masters Max and Masters Mellow teams from South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Queensland start their...


Coolangatta silver for Brunswick SLSC

The Brunswick SLSC’s 190-year-plus mixed team has collected second place after taking on Australia-wide competition at Surf Life Saving Australia’s Coolangatta Gold. The race began hard and fast, and at the end of the first stage (10km surf ski) Peter...


Lennox longboarders win all-girl contest

Local female surfers had some excellent results at the Mid North Coast Girls Surf Classic held at Rainbow Beach held earlier this month.  Lennox Head’s Mel Mott won the over 55s Longboard division with Lennox Head All Girls Surfriders members...


10 years of Beers – Stone & Wood

It’s been 10 years of beers since the first kegs rolled out of Byron’s local brewery Stone & Wood back in 2008. For the northern rivers independent brewery, they’re excited, but the milestone feels like a drop in the ocean....


‘Madness from the Americas’ at Locura

A new Latin-American restaurant called Locura opened last Friday in the old La La Land premises in Byron. The late-night bar will have an ‘epic cocktail list’, a strong focus on music, and chef Franco from Lima (Peru) will...


Thinking coffee?

Sometimes it can feel like ‘day of the dead’ when you have coffee on your mind. This great piece of art comes from the walls of Tartt cafe in Forster, a cool little place with great food and coffee,...


Hats for local restaurants

  Fleet in Brunswick Heads has again been named best restaurant in regional NSW, scoring two hats in the 2019 Good Food Guide, the same rating it achieved in the last two years. It’s also recognised as the number one...


Space, form, structure, and balance

Renowned painter Sylvia McEwan will debut her latest works Making a Mark with an exclusive exhibition at Newrybar Merchants from Friday this week. Making a Mark is a collection of paintings on canvas and paper that reflect her flair for...


Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead if you like) is sometimes seen as the Mexican version of Halloween. Actually, it’s rather more complex and stems from an ancient indigenous Mexican belief that at midnight on 31...


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?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital get underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital referbishment.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.