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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.


Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

January 16, 2019

Issue 33.32

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In this Issue:

Interview with The Pete Allan Collective

We’re all going on a Summer Holiday! The Rails | Thursday 17 Jan | FREE At its core, the Pete Allan Collective shares the same heart and soul as Pete’s trademark solo sound of coastal roots rock. But the addition of Daniel Seese...


Culture in the Byron Shire for the week beginning January 17,...

Aussie shorts get the Flicker Mullumbimby Civic Hall | 25-27 Jan | $12-55 Saturday 26 January sees Flickerfest present an awesome program of Aussie shorts. Now in its 14th year, Byron All Shorts shows the best of films from the northern rivers....


Interview with Anne Edmonds

Queen Anne of Comedy Brunswick Picture House | Friday 18 Jan 9pm & Saturday 19 Jan 7pm | $30-35 Anne Edmonds is one of Australia’s most exciting standup, character, and banjo-playing comedians. Since bursting onto the scene in 2010 she has brought her...


OS residents angered by developer’s DA

Neighbours around Bian Crt and Warrambool Road in South Ocean Shores are calling for staff and councillors to reject outright a DA for the consolidation of three large residential lots and eight townhouses.


Cinema Review: Holmes & Watson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brjkpRBpFnc 3.4 out of a possible 10 is a pretty tragic score to average from 5,584 voters, but that is what this shamelessly stupid movie has registered on IMDb. And yet… and yet… maybe because I saw it at the...


Road test: Toyota Corolla Hybrid ZR: $31,920

Why buy a hybrid? Economy. At each level in the Corolla range, there is a hybrid version costing only $1,500 more than the petrol-only version.


Mullumbimby museum to get a makeover

The Brunswick Valley Historical Society’s museum buildings in Mullumbimby are set to be spruced up after a $59,075 NSW government grant was announced last week.


Climate action party launched

Independents for Climate Action Now (ICAN) claim to be locally grown and aim to ‘disrupt Australia’s party based political system by making climate change a non-partisan issue.’


Small biz offered pre-accelerator program

A startup pre-accelerator program is now on offer to businesses in the Northern Rivers. It s aimed at all kinds of new founders, including those who have a day job or are studying.


Massive two-storey to block sun, impose over neighbours

Mullumbimby residents have been shocked to learn that a large two-storey home was approved by Byron Shire Council staff despite it breaching Council’s own planning guidelines.


Controversial ‘phallic’ sculpture could be removed: councillor

The Ewingsdale roundabout sculpture is a safe and secure structure, according to Byron Shire Council staff. Yet the controversial artwork could be soon removed if a motion by Cr Jan Hackett is passed at the next Council meeting.


Cinema Review: Mary Poppins Returns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3jsfXDZLIY The strangest thing happened. Only hours after watching this, I saw its cast being interviewed on the Graham Norton Show. It was the usual wall-to-wall ‘aren’t we fab’ tripe while Norton stroked their egos and laughed uproariously at their...


Live Music in the Byron Shire and beyond from January 17,...

Mamas Makin’ Music The Treehouse | Thursday 17 Jan | 7.30pm | FREE Following the release of their Juicy EP, Melbourne’s all-lady lineup  The Mamas are poised to embark on their first-ever tour, playing shows in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Lismore, Byron Bay...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Getting back on the horse

When I was five I got a pony for Christmas. There wasn’t a lot of magic in my early childhood. So the morning I woke to the sight of a brown-and-white pony tied to our front gate stands out as this moment of wonder.


Business stung by Byron Council over bus signage

A business on Centennial Cct in the Byron Arts and Industry Estate has been stung $3,000 by Byron Shire Council after parking a bus with signage on Ewingsdale Road, despite claiming the bus was moved soon after a warning.


Nationals MLC deflects over river management

NSW Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has avoided commenting on the Murray Darling water management issues that have plagued his government and instead blames the recent mass fish kills on a natural occurrence.


Mullum community garden hit by thieves

While the caretakers of the Mullumbimby Community Garden were on their only two-week break for the year recently, thieves stole equipment imperative to maintaining the much-loved community facility.


Newcomers enjoy first sailing experience on the Tweed River

Bill Fenelon Over 36 crew in 20 boats, including beginners, took part in three club-championship events as part of the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s first racing for 2019. The day also included a try-sailing event for adults keen to learn or...


Local groms shine on the Gold Coast

Crystal Cylinders Henley Smith from Suffolk Park, along with other local groms, had great success at The Woolworths Surfer Grom Comps Series event held at the Spit on the Gold Coast. In glassy and clean 1–1.5m waves from a lingering east–northeasterly...


Summer Spritz

If you’re in town and you’re hot, or even if you just feel that you’re hot, you might like to take up the invitation of the Balcony crew to ‘stroll up our stairs with those sandy feet, cool down,...


Pecan eating

If you are taking a drive through the northern rivers these holidays, you will pass quite a few macadamia trees, but you may not have noticed the pecans; there is a thriving pecan industry in our region also. They...


Brain cancer killing 1,200 Australians a year

One the first of October last year, Jennifer Hughes went out to lunch with friends. She’d been suffering from headaches for a while but on the day, her noticeable  stumbling, falling sideways, and veering left while walking sounded alarm bells and they raced her off to the Byron hospital


Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.