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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.

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Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

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.


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

Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

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...

May 8, 2019

Issue 33.48

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In this Issue:

Interview with Dave Thornton

Comedy Collective: Dave Thornton, Mel Buttle, Nikki Briton Byron Comedy Fest  |  Byron Surf Club  |  Saturday 18 May  |  8.30pm  |  $50 You’ve seen Dave Thornton. He’s the guy with the best eyebrows on The Project. Waleed’s wingman Dave Thornton has one...


Local fire stations’ open day, May 18

Local Fire and Rescue NSW fire stations will open its doors to the public on May 18 from 10am till 2pm to give a glimpse into how fire and rescue services operate.


Interview with The Celtic Tenors

The Celtic Tenors Byron Theatre, Community Centre  |  Friday 17 May  |  7.30pm  |  $59/69 When you put together three brilliant tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling classical, folk, Irish, Gaelic, and pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them...


Native forest logging review supported by Labor

Sitting Labor MP Justine Elliot, who is contesting the local federal seat on May 18, has rejected claims that her party’s plans for native forest logging is ‘poised to repeat the mistakes of the past and fails to learn from international experience’.


Mullum Music Festival tree planting May 12

The ninth Mullum Music Festival native tree planting is planned for Mothers Day, May 12, at the Teak Tree Farm in Myocum and will feature music by Bethany Jolly, Blindmouth, Loose Content, and Mullumgrad’s very own Dustyesky Russian choirmusic.


Splendour community grant fund open for applications

If you know of, or are a part of, an organisation within the Byron Shire that is making a difference within your community and in need of a helping hand, Splendour in the Grass wants to hear from you.


Bring him home, says Julian Assange’s father

What’s going to happen to Julian Assange?


Interview with Abby Dobson

Meet Abby Dobson: Leonardo’s ex-wife Brunswick Picture House  |  Sunday |  4pm  |  $30/35  Stemming from her days of fronting the much-loved Platinum-selling award-winning band Leonardo’s Bride, Abby Dobson shines once more with the release of her new single Everything’s Gonna Be Alright....


Make your vote count for climate science

Running for the senate (upper house) are where many people are setting their sights as they look to influence government – ICAN is one group that is taking on the challenge of having a say in our future.


Editorial: Native Title – what local recognition means

After last week’s news that the Federal Court recognised the Native Tile of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay, the Arakwal-Bumberbin, many are wondering what this means in terms of day-to-day life in the Byron Shire.


Cinema Reviews: The Hummingbird Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-IlhKbakFA The Hummingbird Project If, like me, your understanding of technology ground to a halt at about the same time as the invention of the wheel, you might struggle to keep pace with the jargon in this outstanding and thoroughly immersive...


Culture in the Byron Shire from 9 May, 2019

Scandals: Kate Hanley Corley plays Fanny Bouffante Byron Theatre, Community Centre  |  Saturday  |  8pm  |  $25/30 Fresh from the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival France’s style icon, TV celebrity, and French presidential candidate Fanny Bouffante arrives in Australia’s high-end hippie...


Dreamland – the cast talk

Dreamland by NORPA Bangalow A&I Hall  |  Wed 15 – Sat 25 May  |  7.30pm  |  $25–49 Listen to the stories of one our favourite local halls when NORPA re-imagine their site-specific piece Dreamland at this iconic beauty. The cast spoke...


Cinema Reviews: Long Shot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5jiaHvx-kY   Long Shot It is timely, as we in Oz suffer another political campaign of mind-boggling superficiality and putrid populism, that in a parallel universe the prospect of uncorrupted ideals still stands a chance of winning the day. Charlotte Field (Charlize...


Interview with Damon Gameau

Gameau’s recipe book for change! Byron Writers Festival, Elements of Byron  |  2–4 August In an age of dystopia and despondency about our ability to create the change that is going to steer us away from our impending environmental armageddon, Damon...


Live music for the Byron Shire and beyond from May 8th,...

Allensworth The Byron Brewery, Byron Bay  |  Sat 18 May  |  7pm  |  Free California soul collective Allensworth drop new album and hit the east coast. Hailing from southern California, Jamie Allensworth and his eponymous musical collective fuse rock and soul with...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: What Mothers Want

I don’t want slippers. I don’t want flowers. I don’t want a shitty card with a dumb poem written by some weirdo at Hallmark. I want you to see what I do. I am happy to share it with you...


U/16 basketball Beez take it to next level

ByronBay’s U/16 boy basketballers have qualified for the 2019 NSW Northern and Eastern Junior League finals in Gosford in late May. 


Netballers flock to Mullum for regional contest

Last Sunday marked another very successful Representative Netball Carnival hosted by the Brunswick Byron Netball Association.


Giants charge home to win local league derby

The Mullumbimby Giants have picked up their first win of the season after coming home strongly to beat local rivals Byron Bay 28–26 in a hard-fought encounter.


Mullum Pennant winners gear up for zone finals

The Mullumbimby Ex-Services Bowling Club grade three side received their Pennant on Saturday from the district president Bob Raeburn.


Local picks up silver at national canopy piloting finals

Byron Bay skydiver Amy Jamieson has finished second in the female intermediate division of the 2019 Australian and New Zealand Canopy Piloting Championships held in Perth during April.


Roisin and Ray star at Malibu Classic

Over 150 surfers competed in the 39th Byron Bay Malibu Classic held at Wategos Beach in late April.


Byron Triathletes ready to race

Over 1,000 competitors are ready for the 24th Byron Bay Triathlon this Saturday May 11.


Bush food research by SCU

Northern Rivers’ Pocket Herbs – a cutting edge producer of specialist edible plants in Burringbar Valley – has entered into a research partnership with Southern Cross University to determine the nutritional (and anti-nutritional) content of native bush foods. Up to...


Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

A grubby business

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

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

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

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.