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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

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

March 6, 2019

Issue 33.39

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In this Issue:

Interview with Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Bluesfest Byron Bay | 18-22 April The Melbourne Ska Story Formed in 2003, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra is an orchestra with a difference. Comprising up to 36 members, this juggernaut contains some of Australia’s finest musicians and performers. The band can perform...

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Cinema Review: King Of Thieves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeQAY_9vG8M King Of Thieves Don’t go along to this expecting it to be an ‘Oceans’ style scam with older blokes as the heroes instead of glam actors in fabulous suits and top-dollar sunnies. Nor should you anticipate director James Marsh beating...

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Cinema Review: Greta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwSr1KnGPTo Greta You only need to look at the Oscars to see that it is the formulaic flicks that get the gongs. Even the unresolved ending is now par for the course, particularly in the psycho genre. Neil Jordan, who weirded...

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Byron markets set to move, without a plan

There appears no certainty as to where the monthly Byron Market and weekly Farmers Market will call home when construction of the Butler Street bypass commences.

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Acting mayor ‘happy’ to push for pill testing

Acting Byron Shire mayor Michael Lyon says if anyone wants the council to call on the NSW government for pill-testing at festivals, all they need do is ask.

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For all Culture Vultures in the Byron Shire and Beyond from...

Nelly Patterson Art Exhibition Ninbella, Bangalow | Until 14 March | 10am–5pm Nimbella Gallery in Bangalow hosts the stunning work of Napanangka Nelly Patterson. The paintings in her current exhibition carry some of the stories that Nelly is passing on to...

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International Women’s Day activities around Byron Shire

An event at the Ocean Shore Country Club will celebrate past local heroes, while an luncheon at Elements of Byron will help support the SHIFT Project.

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Councillors hold firm on Bruns holiday parks

Applause erupted in the council chamber gallery on Thursday as councillors unanimously voted to request amendments to the Ferry Reserve Plan of Management.

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Bluesfest in court over paid parking

Byron Bay’s Bluesfest has been taken to court by a frustrated ticket holder over its controversial decision to introduce parking fees at this year’s festival.

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NSW govt’s ‘open slather on development’

Do you have the right to object to the possibility of four appartments being built next door to you if it impacts on your light, amenity and value of your property? Not for long if the Coalition gets its way.

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Interview with Susan O’Neil AKA, SON

She’s the Good SON Mullum Ex-Services | Friday 22 March | 8pm | $20 SON (Susan O’Neil) with her phenomenal husky voice and brilliant looping wowed Australian audiences last year, and the incredible Irish singer/songwriter and performer is coming back. You’re from Ireland, can...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: A priest got me too

When I was 16, a priest came to our parish for a short stay, and he quickly made himself known to my mother. It was only a matter of weeks before he became a regular at our house.

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What’s Behind the Barrel?

Jarryd Rodger of Behind the Barrel tours takes visitors on a behind the scenes look at the Byron Bay craft brewery and distillery industry. We asked him a few questions about what would seem to many to be a...

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Dolphin Cove @ Ocean Shores Country Club

There is a new catering company at the helm of the Dolphin Cove Bistro at the picturesque Ocean Shores Country Club. And the buzz around the greens and back in the clubhouse, about the food and new menu coming...

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Blame it on the Rain!

Blame it on the Rain – Life around Byron Bay was always going to have rain somewhere in the title. After a long stint in California’s Mojave Desert, one of the driest places on earth, author and film maker...

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Yum Cha

Yum Cha Sundays are coming to Light Years! Beginning this Sunday March 10 you can enjoy a modern take on the classic Sunday tradition – every week. Yum Cha is a wonderful ‘brunch’ idea, especially after enjoying a leisurely Sunday...

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Roller derby back in Byron

Ross Kendall The Northern Rivers Revolt roller derby held last weekend at the Cavanbah Centre has been declared a great success with six teams contesting the inaugural event. The teams competed over two days and 16 games with the Sydney Roller...

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Mullumbimby Bowling Club wins District Open Fours

Michael Burke Mullumbimby Bowling Club have continued on their winning way by taking out the District Open Fours played at Bangalow last Sunday. Playing Ocean Shores in the final, the Mullumbimby side got off to a great start and led 8–1...

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Pros get in the water ahead of Women’s Day event

Crystal Cylinders Local professional surfers Matt Wilkinson and Kyuss King (Byron Bay) and Stu Kennedy (Lennox Head) competed at the Vissla Central Coast Pro at Avoca Beach. The World Surf League Qualifying Series 3000 event is the first of the bigger...

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Disabled surfers ready for your help

The Disabled Surfers Association is having their last gathering for the season at Clarkes Beach from 9am on Saturday March 16. ‘We are calling out to our many volunteers to help run our day smoothly. This is the day to...

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What caused Belongil Creek fish kill?

Mystery surrounds a large fish kill event following unknown pollution entering Belongil Creek early last week. A local resident says he 'hasn't seen anything like it in 21 years'.

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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.

Trainspotters

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...