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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Other News

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.


Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

May 1, 2019

Issue 33.47

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Renew with Stephen Jenkinson, May 10, 11

Internationally renowned author Stephen Jenkinson will soon visit Mullumbimby, speaking on some of the biggest personal and social dynamics we will need to embrace in an age of climate crisis: elderhood and grief.


Mullum Preschool reunion for Colin

After 42 years of fun and science Colin from the Mullumbimby Community Preschool will be saying goodbye to students, staff and friends on Saturday May 11.


Byron Council’s code of conduct allows pecuniary interest – OLG replies

When is it okay for a councillor to vote on on a decision that they have a pecuniary interest in?


Interview with Jeff Green

Byron Comedy Fest | Friday 17 May at 6.45pm | Saturday at 6pm  |  $40 tickets Jeff Green is one of my favourite comics. I could listen to him talk for hours. He doesn’t tell jokes; he delivers stories, observations,...


Editorial: Who controls the world

'You don’t need a formal conspiracy when interests align,’ said comedian George Carlin, and with that in mind, a remarkable book released in August last year details the 17 transnational investment firms who control over $50 trillion in concentrated wealth.


Bypass info added to Council’s website

Former Greens mayor and NSW MLC Jan Barham is keeping the pressure up on staff to explain why details of the Byron bypass are lacking and flawed, given the first tender for the project has been appointed. 


Byron Shire excels at drug testing-related convictions

Byron Shire has one of the highest rates of roadside drug-testing-related convictions in the state but serious questions remain over the validity of the test.


Cinema Review: Gloria Bell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCwCdQK2Qss There is a lot of hype surrounding Chilean writer/director Sebastián Lelio’s remake of the film of the same name that he shot in Spanish in 2013. As part of cinema’s trend towards movies which look at the status of...


Culture in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning...

Mark Swivel & The Together Party with Dustyesky Hotel Brunswick  |  Saturday  |  4–6pm  |  Free Australia’s favourite (only?) genuine fake Russian choir Dustyesky come together to launch local comedian Mark Swivel’s bid for a seat in Senate! The Together Party’s...


Cinema Reviews: The Chaperone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWxRt1mC-CA At one point, Norma, the chaperone (Elizabeth McGovern), says to Louise, the young lady who is in her care (Haley Lu Richardson), ‘I can’t believe you told me that last night’. I had no idea what Louise had told...


Interview with Vince Jones

Vince Jones presents: Van Morrison’s Masterpieces Lismore City Hall  |  Friday 10 May  |  7.30pm  |  $69–74 When The Beatles stopped touring and progressed to psychedelic rock and Dylan left folk and went electric, Van Morrison hired some of New York’s...


Always was, always will be…

Yesterday the Federal Court convened at Brunswick Heads to recognise the native title rights of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay.


Live Music in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week...

Taikoz Quartet Byron Bay Theatre, Community Centre  |  Saturday   |  7.30pm  |  38.80-43.80 Quartet is a show that displays Taikoz’s trademark high-energy performance in a more scalable and flexible format ideal for smaller venues and touring. Featuring all the unique drama,...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Coal Dancing

https://www.facebook.com/breathepeter/videos/10157615427952448/   It’s on, the fight the Murdoch papers have been waiting to see. Adani – ironically defended by the very same people it will end up fucking over! The media have been busy fuelling the antagonism between the two camps...


Byron Bay topple Bangalow Rebels in rugby union derby

Byron Bay rugby collected their second win of the season when they took on local rivals Bangalow and came away with a 24–10 win.


Steak & seafood at Mercato

After nine years building a keen following in Lennox Head, the local Beef & Beach restaurant has opened a second offering in Byron at Mercato. At last a Byron steakhouse complete with all the menu favourites and service of...


Pizza perfection at Azure Bar & Grill

Yeah I know, you wouldn’t naturally think pizza and 5-star beach resort BUT think again, my authentic flavour-seeking friends, because you can indeed get stunningly authentic Italian pizza at Elements of Byron – YAY! You’ll also (no doubt) be...


Ill-discipline costs Ryan at pro junior

Nyxie Ryan from Lennox Head has had a podium finish at Cronulla Beach at stop two on the Hydralyte Sports Surf Series, a WSL Pro Junior-rated event.


Byron dominates District Pairs bowls final

Paul Clark and Gavin McPhail have won the District Pairs title by defeating Calin Hede and Sam Skehan 24–14 in an all-Byron Bay final played last Sunday on the Roy Wynter Green. 


Groms bring it on in Bali

Byron Bay’s Duke Wrencher and Oska and Teo Martin from Ocean Shores have returned home from a surfing competition in Bali over Easter with quality results.


Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021