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Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

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Riverland Wine: A hidden gem

  Julz Recsei* As I navigate the vast world of wine, I am constantly looking for something new and I found...

US promises to return Assange to Australia a ‘trick’ says father

Lawyers for the US said Judge Baraitser ought to have sought assurances for Mr Assange’s safety in the US prison system during the extradition trial. 

Federal MP and rural Drs blast NSW Premier Berejiklian over Pfizer supplies

The decision by NSW State Premier Gladys Berejiklian to redirect Pfizer supplies from the North Coast to Sydney has drawn criticism from local Federal MP Justine Elliot.

Cartoon of the week – 28 July, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Ink Gin still a winner

S Haslam Has it already been six years since I first saw a demonstration of the curious colour-changing properties of...

Spyware unplugged – New software attacks cast a light on cybersecurity

A major investigation conducted by news organisations has found that governments around the world may have been spied on by a malicious software called Pegasus.

January 2, 2019

Issue 33.30

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In this Issue:

Interview with Ellen Briggs of Women Like Us

Women Like Us Last Local Laughs! If you haven’t caught a Women Like Us show, or if you can’t remember the jokes, then this is your last chance for 2019. The girls perform their last local shows this January. Ellen...


Interview with Dave Hughes

Hughesy WE Have a Problem: I lost your interview! I love Dave Hughes or, as he’s been known by Australia for well over a decade, ‘Hughesy’. He’s got this trademark laconic style that just seems to leave you thinking about...


Cannabis testing unjust? Make your vote count

Throughout 2018 there was a significant increase in police highway patrol activity in the northern rivers that has disturbed many residents.


Culture in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning January 3,...

An Austen Tayshus New Year! Byron Services Club | Monday 7 Jan | Lennox Bowlo | Thursday 10 Jan | 8pm | $35 Every year Austen Tayshus comes to Byron – it’s his standup comedy mecca – the place where he returns...


Goonengerry school seeks creative arts support

With the NSW government not funding music education in schools, Goonengerry Public School has kicked off a Gofundme campaign to make up the difference.


Student art to adorn Cottage

Nine girls from Mullumbimby High have completed a creative arts program at the Byron Youth Service cottage with youth workers Karma Barnes and Deb Pearse.


Female soccer club to get change rooms

The Mullumbimby-Brunswick Valley Football Club will receive $20,000 in federal funding for female change rooms and showers. Still more groups were showered with state funding.


Belongil residents’ bid to repair sea walls rejected

Chief Judge Preston found that the sea walls had been unlawful in the first place because they were built without development consent.


Crystal Castle unveils dragon egg

A brand-new treasure has been unveiled at the Crystal Castle – a rare Uruguayan Amethyst dragon egg.


Vale Judy MacDonald 1951–2018

Judy MacDonald was an indefatigable warrior, well known for her energy and drive, her passion and commitment across a wide range of community and environmental causes.


Interview with Goothala Doyle

Sharing Wisdom Goothala Doyle is a dreamtime healer, actor, traditional craftsman/artisan, cultural educator, and activist, presented in 2017 at the World First Nations traditional knowledge conference. Goothala Doyle’s country and people are Yugarabul; he was first recognised as the first...


Mayor claims coastal management plan derailed by Belongil landowners

An urgent meeting with the premier on coastal zone management has been requested by mayor Simon Richardson to clarify a government backflip on Byron’s Coastal Zone Management Plan.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Can we love our bad sculpture?

Not everyone loves Picasso’s Weeping Woman. But it is without a doubt an important and incredible painting. Our sculpture is not a Weeping Woman. It’s a creeping catastrophe. So what are we going to do about it? Grow vines? Wrap it up like a Christo?


Kerry’s memoirs in print

Six-time Walkley award-winning ABC journalist and Byron local Kerry O’Brien recently launched his latest book, A Memoir, at The Book Room at Newrybar Merchants.


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from January 3,...

Magpie Diaries debut Sanctuary at the Brewery Byron Brewery | Thursday 7pm | FREE Alluding to an era of more simplistic notions, Magpie Diaries take flight into an abundant musical sanctuary with their 11-track debut album release. To celebrate their debut,...


Students to undertake Byron Council’s building audit

Around 265 council-managed buildings across Byron Shire will be audited over the coming four months by four student engineers, saving some $70,000, say Council staff.


Big year for young and old local surfers

Crystal Cylinders The year gone has been a watershed for Australian surfing with Steph Gilmore winning her seventh world title, the retirements of Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson, and for locals the news that 23-year-old Sufflolk Park lad Soli Bailey...


Tweed sailing a thrilling choice for 83 juniors

The Tweed Valley Sailing Club at Fingal Head on the Tweed River is now nearly eight years old and 2018 was another packed year with both winter and summer seasons of regular Sunday Learn to Sail sessions, afternoon racing,...


Support Stone & Wood

S Haslam The GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beers poll is described as the ‘largest and most influential people’s choice poll in the land’ for Australian breweries. Thousands of people vote online for their five favourite beers, and our independent northern...


Byron junior basketballers still buzzing after trophy haul

Jenny Ogle The Byron Bay Beez representative teams had a great 2018 as three out of the six competing in the Waratah Northern Junior League won their championships An example was the U/16 girls who fought a fierce grandfinal against  arch-rivals...


Carnivores and vegans rejoice!

There is a banging burger joint in town that we can all eat at without anyone having to sacrifice on flavour – yeehaa!  Main St Burger Bar really does have it all, my flavour-loving friends, with burgers piled high with...


Enjoying Byron

S Haslam With the Byron holiday season in full swing we ventured right into the heart of Jonson St for Saturday night dinner for two at Loft Byron Bay. Having just spent $80 on a really disappointing lunch for two...


Rainbow Kitchen

S Haslam The new place in Mullum with the funky wooden kids’ playground is The Rainbow Kitchen, the first 100 per cent plant-based/vegan cafe in Mullumbimby, offering ‘heart-centred love-based’ food. But owners Angel and Gopala see it, together with the...


Macadamia Castle 

The Macadamia Castle now offers something very adult: artisan, certified-organic, paddock-to-bottle, locally produced, small-batch spirits at Bar Macca. As well as the Castle’s usual animal and bird fun for kids, including some fun holiday workshops, Bar Macca has a menu...


Cinema Review: Peppermint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeBMQpzoEXQ I don’t know how she did it, and it’s never explained, but somehow or other Riley North (Jennifer Garner) managed to get the bodies of three thugs that she had killed hanging like bats from the spokes of a...


Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The draft concept plan for John...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.