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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

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...

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

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’...

Oceans 15 triumphant return

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

November 21, 2018

Issue 33.24

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In this Issue:

Áine Tyrrell for Falls Festival

She was born to do this After a blistering weekend of music at Mullum Music Festival it was clear that Áine Tyrrell’s name would have been on the lips of all those who caught her two sets at the Court...


Interview With Contemporary Aboriginal artist Niah Juella Mcleod

Niah: Dot Experience Contemporary Aboriginal artist Niah Juella Mcleod is a descendant of the Monero, Wandandian, and Yuin people from southeastern Australia. She is the daughter of artist Kathrin Sharp and Aboriginal activist, poet, healer, musician and Yuin elder Bobby Mcleod,...


Cinema Review: The Old Man and the Gun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7rlUe-Thvk When it comes to ageing gracefully, Robert Redford (82) and Sissy Spacek (69) set the bar pretty high. Redford now has a face as weathered as the Utah terrain that he rode across as Sundance, yet still there remains...


Culture in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning November 22,...

Doofin Fundraiser Durrumbul Hall | Saturday 1 December | $20 The Rainbow Region: the place to escape, the place to find yourself. The place where you can escape the impacts of things like microwave towers – or at least make the...


Mark Swivel to speak to ABC Friends

Lawyer, comedian, Dustyesky MC and political aspirant Mark Swivel will be guest speaker for the upcoming ABC Friends meeting on Sunday, November 25, at the Bangalow Bowling Club.


Community health care confab in Ballina

Providing tools for people to help themselves and others is the focus of the fifth annual Health Care Community Engagement Conference, to be held in Ballina on Thursday, November 22. The conference is open to the public, carers and service providers. 


Byron Council’s road investment failure exposed

A stark assessment of Byron Shire Council’s road funding record shows it has consistently it only managed a quarter of its target for reconstructing new roads in the last financial year.


Fields of Healing a long time coming

Local songman Uncle Magpie’s long-held dream of creating a global indigenous festival on the sunrise songline is set to come to fruition this weekend, with the launch of the inaugural Fields of Healing event at the North Byron Parklands in Yelgun.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: About a tree

I once had this dream. I was a small child in a forest of giant trees. It was a dark and scary place. I was lost and weeping. I was totally alone. Then I felt the branches of a tree reach around and envelop me. I wondered if it was going to kill me. But the tree just held me.


Byron Council’s ‘significant concerns’ over holiday letting laws

Staff are recommending councillors write again to the planning minister seeking an urgent meeting to request deferral of the Shire from new planning rules that are set to come into affect in January 2019.


Cinema Review: Patrick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31fyNpCDVy0 To state the bleedin’ obvious, if you are not a dog person you won’t want to bother with this. If you are, like me and the old lady who entered the cinema assisted by a walking frame, then try...


Voicing awareness of domestic violence

A musical project led by local singers, musical directors and producers recorded a song last week at Rockinghorse Studios to raise awareness of the epidemic of domestic violence in Australia.


Interview With Amac, aka Andrew McDonald, Artist and Creator.

Falls Festival | Dec 31 – Jan 2 Ever had a box war? Well this year at Falls Festival you can. Basically all you have to do is go to La Henge, the home ground for punk performance and art...


Bangalow village plan needs your feedback

Residents of Bangalow, business people and those who love the town are urged to read the Draft Bangalow Village Plan and tell Council what they think.


Live Music Roundup For the Week Beginning, Nov 21 2018

Eprom Night Byron Brewery | Thursday | 7pm | $10-15 Eprom has turned more than a few heads in his climb to the top of the bass-music world. Eprom is one of the vibrant West Coast scene’s most colourful characters, with...


Guitar raffle winner announced

Ben Winch won a very special guitar at the Mullum Music Festival. Donated by Bluesfest, it is adorned with Indigenous art and signed by some of the planet’s top musicians.


Locals on podium at Byron Bay women’s golf tournament

Margaret Pierce The Byron Bay Ladies’ Golf annual two-day tournament attracted players from 20 different clubs and featured local ladies among the winners. In the major competitions last Thursday Byron Bay member Kerry Lollback was the winner of the division-two stroke...


Byron Rams bounce back to beat Tintenbar East Ballina Strikers 

Christian Layland Byron Bay Rams have bounced back from their first loss of the season to claim a 2–0 win over Tintenbar East Ballina in the Summer Youth League. Goals from Luca Twomey and Raphael Gorman-Coates saw the Rams climb back...


Get off the couch and start running with Georgia

Georgia Gleeson personifies resilience, determination, and courage, and is now in the Byron Shire and ready to help others realise their potential. In 2013, Georgia was one of six women selected in the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) squad to train...


McDonagh takes second at Pro

Crystal Cylinders Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head was runner-up at the 2018 Port Stephens Toyota Pro Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 event at Birubi Beach in fun, clean 0.7-metre waves. It was a battle of the youngsters as eventual winner Caleb...


Byron thirds collect 2nd win of cricket season 

Byron Bay third grade has claimed their second win of the season by beating the Ballina bears playing away at Fripp Oval last Saturday. The Bears won the toss and after electing to bat were trundled out for 88 runs...


New Kingswood in Bruns

This summer, a new venture with an old soul is coming to the Brunswick Heads dining scene – The Kingswood. The Kingswood is designed to fit right into the fabric of Bruns – it is steps from the beach and...


Honouring Hooper

By Vivienne Pearson What’s in a name? A great deal of thought, if you are the new(ish) owner of a business that has been operating under the same name for well over a quarter of a century. ‘I’ve met three past...


Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...