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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

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.

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.

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Co-op meeting

Annette Snow, Myocum As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years,...

April 17, 2019

Issue 33.45

Download PDF (32MB) Jump to: Local News | Byron Shire Council Notices | Comment | Letters | Articles | School Holidays | Byron Arts & Industry + Habitat | Easter Eats | Echo Property | Bluesfest Liftout | Echo Property (continued) | The Good Life | Good Taste | Seven | Live Music | Culture | Stars | Cinema | Gig Guide | Service Directory | Classifieds | Community at Work | Sport | Backlash

In this Issue:

Interview with Julian Louis from NORPA

NORPA presents Dreamland  |  Bangalow A&I Hall  |  15–25 May 7.30pm  |  $25–49 You’re dreamin’, Bangalow When NORPA first staged Dreamland at Eureka Hall in 2016 almost two thousand people flocked to see it and it sold out in record time. The season had...


Interview with comedian, Dan Willis about Best of British

Brit comics take Byron! Byron Comedy Fest presents Best of British  |  Friday and Saturday 17 & 18 May | Byron Surf Club  |  $40 Best of the British is one of the most popular shows at comedy festivals around the...


Byron Day Hab – six weeks that will change your life

For a mum with small children, going away for six months sometimes just isn’t an option. That’s why the Buttery has created CORE – or Community Based Rehab.


The Easter myth and the decline of religion

Christianity is in relentless decline in the West and one reason is clear enough: it cherishes faith in metaphysical beliefs that are entirely baseless.


Extinction crisis in Australia according to government

Australia’s extinction crisis in regard to its fauna (animals) is under the spotlight and the results are not good.


Roundup of lower house seats in the Northern Rivers

Considering the way the northern NSW electorates of Lismore and Ballina voted, many local voters were disappointed to see the Liberal/National coalition re-elected for four more years in the recent NSW election.


Exploring  s p a c e  for the Future!

CJ Holden had a dream about how he’d like to future proof Australia.


Farmers Market asked to pay for their own move

The estimated six-month relocation of one of the two markets held at the Butler Street Reserve is up for councillor debate and a vote this Thursday.


Bangalow residents face massive ‘affordable housing’ DA

Developer Duncan Band’s latest ‘affordable housing’ proposal has again alarmed its immediate neighbours, with Bangalow residents on Lismore Road facing a dramatic increase in housing density.


Interview with Evil Eddie from Butterfingers

The Last Breakfast Hotel Great Northern  |  Friday 26 April  |  8pm  |  $35.20 Australia’s favourite musical misfits Butterfingers are back, breaking hearts and bones with the 15 Years of Fatboys national tour. These Aussie hip-hop/funk/punk/reggae/pop/rock royalty hail from Brisvegas, and as self-proclaimed, non-genre-conforming...


Biobanking – what do the experts say, and how does it...

With plans continuing to unfold over the Byron bypass project, one of the main components that will allow it to occur is called biobanking…


Noisy silent disco raises funds for Luka

Local boy Luka Monroe is undergoing treatment for a massive tumour that was found growing in his kidney in February at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and his school is right behind him.


Cinema Reviews: The Lego Movie 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11K013qpRR4 When challenged by visitors from outer space, the Lego people get together to choose a leader. Lego Batman (with the now famous husky Christian Vale delivery) demands that it be him because ‘they have made nine movies about me,...


Culture in the Byron Shire and beyond from April 17, 2019

Karena Wynn-Moylan Byron Ballina and Beyond Open Studios Art Trail  |  3 Market Street, Bangalow  |  27 & 28 April, 4 & 5 May  |  10am–4pm Bangalow fine artist Karena Wynn-Moylan’s will be one of the 26 artist studios you can...


Interview with Cass Eager

Cass Eager  |  Blues on Broadbeach  |  16–19 Mary Eager to sing The blues got Cass Eager when she was just 16… and it was here, in Byron Bay, down at our local footy field where it happened. Well, it was Bluesfest...


Cinema Reviews: The Aftermath  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPv3e2FZOgo Casting can count for so much in a movie. Keira Knightley is perfectly suited to be Rachael, wife of the British Army officer who has been sent to Hamburg to oversee the reconstruction of that city at the end...


Live music in the Byron Shire and beyond from April 17,...

Bello Winter Music Bello Winter Music  |  Bellingen  |  11–14 July Bello Winter Music is just a few months aways so start getting familiar with some of the amazing talent that is on offer at the cosiest festival on the calendar. Meet Nadia...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Julian Assange, when the truth won’t set you...

Who is fighting for Julian Assange? No-one. Not even his cat. In fact people seem to have more concern about his cat’s whereabouts than where he’s going.


Byron Beer Festival is back

Following last year’s sellout inaugural Byron Beer Festival, organisers are gearing up for the second event to be held on Saturday 4 May. ‘We’ve teamed up again with the super-friendly Sun Bistro and twenty-two of the best craft breweries from...


Byron Bay Italian Grocer

By S Haslam Ciao, Stefano! Stefano Bastianel was born in Genova (Genoa), Italy’s sixth-largest city, a port that is not only home to a wonderful heritage of trading but also to labyrinthine medieval alleyways and striking architecture. He has updated...


Baylato at The Farm

By Vivienne Pearson There are three reasons why Baylato’s opening at The Farm makes perfect sense. The first is that the gelati and desserts will be served from the restored Dairy Bails, the place where cows were milked. ‘It’s a...


Horse-flavoured baby food

By S Haslam Did you know that you can go to an Italian supermarket and buy cavallo (horse) flavoured baby food? Italian babies are introduced to more adult flavours, as well as the standard baby fare, at an age when...


Bespoke Tex-Mex

is bringing a bespoke Tex-Mex experience to Byron Bay at midday on Thursday 25 April when it opens for business in the new retail, dining, and entertainment precinct, Mercato on Byron. A four-day launch weekend from Thursday 25 April till...


Stone & Wood $25,000 raised

The Northern Rivers community has helped raise $25,000 for local palliative-care service provider the Wedgetail Retreat Northern Rivers Community Hospice at Stone & Wood’s third annual Murwillumbah Open Day on 30 March. ‘Besides bringing members of our team and the...


Lismore Eats Monthly Food Market

For the past seven months, Lismore has been enjoying a rotating range of food stalls at the region’s first dedicated food market. On the final Friday of each month a lovely crowd gathers at Lismore Showground to sample a...


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.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.