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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Other News

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

On-farm restaurant’s sustainable vision

Frida’s Field is an on-farm restaurant based in Nashua, just ten minutes from Bangalow. Hosting three long lunches per...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond

A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

December 26, 2018

Issue 33.29

Download PDF (18MB) Jump to: Local News | Byron Shire Council Notices | Comment | Letters | Articles | Festive Season | Home & Garden | New Years Eve | Falls Festival | The Good Life | Good Taste | Echo Property | Seven | Live Music | Culture | Cinema | Stars | Gig Guide | Service Directory | Classifieds | Sport | Backlash

In this Issue:

Interview with Jimmy Willing

Jimmy’s Billi Garden of Eden The Beer Garden of Eden at Billinudgel Hotel | Sat Jan 5 | 6.30pm | $15 at the door or $50 with bus For musician Jimmy Willing, when it comes to putting on a show it’s not just about...


Interview with Margot Cairns

Talkin’ bout a (Empathy) Revolution! Well, you know…we all want to save the world. Margot Cairns at Starlight Festival | Bangalow A&I Hall | 3–6 January | $25-60 This Starlight Festival of Healing features some very special keynote speakers on the program, one of the most...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Find your E Spot

Years ago women’s magazines delivered the exciting news that we ladies have a G spot. While some conspiracists believed the elusive G was concocted by aforementioned media to sell magazines and G spot-seeking products, there are many of us...


Howling at Falls

A Byron record shop will be curating a dedicated stage for local acts at this year’s Falls Festival, to be held at North Parklands in Yelgun over New Year.


New play spaces for Mullum and Clunes kids

New play spaces at St John's Primary in Mullumbimby and Clunes Community Preschool are designed to stimulate kids' imaginations and challenge youngsters growing up in our risk-averse society.


Ground water study ‘critically flawed’

The government’s much-trumpeted independent review of water mining in the northern rivers will fail to fully explore the impacts of the practice unless its scope is broadened, local farmers say.


Airbnb mute on its political campaign

Airbnb’s Australian public policy and media spokesperson, a former NSW Government staffer, has declined to comment on whether his company is waging a political campaign against NSW Labor’s policy on holiday letting.


Cinema Review: Overlord

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USPd0vX2sdc This one gets off to a promising start before descending into garish violence. Overlord was the codename given to the D-Day landing at Normandy in WWII. And that is the backdrop to Julius Avery’s movie, as we join a...


Illegal camping in Byron Council’s sights

Council staff are out 24/7 over the holiday period issuing fines. Meanwhile a member of the Green and Clean Awareness Team has taken to Facebook about the state of Clarkes Beach.


Culture in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning December 27,...

New Years Day Laughs at the Country Club Ocean Shores Country Club | Tuesday January 1, 2019 | 7pm | FREE What better way to kick off your new year than with a night of laughs at the Ocean Shores Country...


It’s a wrap – local HSC results are in

Many students from both local high schools and both local Steiner schools excelled in their Higher School Certificate grades. Here's a roundup of how they did.


Interview with Mario Fraietta of Howl & Moan Records

Howl & Moan at Falls! Howl & Moan Stage at Falls Festival |  31 Dec till 2 Jan   Howl & Moan Records has become a Byron Bay institution for musicians and record lovers. Over the past few years owner Mario...


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from Dec 27,...

Bluesfest announces The Saboteurs! Bluesfest | Monday April 22, 2019 The Saboteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler – are back with the release of their first new music in more than 10 years. And it has...


Cinema Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

https://youtu.be/UvJIaNsf_bY Melissa McCarthy is generally cast in comedies that are even less demanding for her than they are for their audiences – it is the plight of the size-18 woman. But she is a better-than-average actress and in this bleak...


Fitness drives results for Rainbow Dragon boaters

Monica Wilcox  The Lennox Head–based Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club has a burgeoning trophy cabinet after implementing a rigorous paddling-skill-regimen through 2018. The new strength of the paddlers across the club means we can now bring a team together for national...


Big year for local netball

Brooke Wade, secretary Brunswick Byron Netball Association has had one of its most successful seasons on the courts and at the association level. Our representative teams who went away to both state and state age championships. Our U/17s were undefeated champions...


Tweed sailors enjoy tight racing

Bil Fenelon, commodore A large and competitive fleet took to the Fingal Beach when the Tweed Valley Sailing Club hosted the second heat of the North Coast Corsair Class Championship in wet and stormy conditions before Christmas. At the front it...


Mullum crowns tennis champs

Mullumbimby Tennis Club’s presentation day before Christmas included a well-attended doubles tournament pairing parents up with their children. The Mullumbimby club has over 100 junior members and is growing according to coach Steve Gort, himself a past junior at the...


Kids’ fun farm workshops

By: S Haslam Fresh food isn’t actually something that comes from a giant supermarket. Long supply chains, storage times, and the need to produce picture-perfect fruit and vegetables at the lowest possible price all mean that it’s important, if you...


Mim’s in the kitchen

Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson Change is a part of life in the world of club catering. The Byron Bay Golf Club restaurant is undergoing a change in name from The Deck to Mim’s Kitchen. Mim Dingle has been cooking...


Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

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’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.