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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

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

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

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

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

Comparisons

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

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.

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…

December 24, 2019

Issue 34.29

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In this Issue:

Will Byron Shire achieve an ecologically sustainable future?

We are in a crucial time of species extinction and destruction of our natural environment.

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Brain dissection for everyone

As I contemplated my seventy-fifth Christmas through the bottom of a glass, I realised that I still have no idea how my mind works. Or if it is ‘my’ mind. Or even if there is such a thing as ‘mind’

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New boats for Brunswick SLSC

Brunswick SLSC took delivery of a new Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) to replace one of its three ageing boats. Built by Thundercat in the Gold Coast and painted by Signxtreme, it displays the logo of the donor.

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Coorabell Hall latest community asset to go solar

A not-for-profit volunteer run organisation has just installed a 10kW solar system at Coorabell Hall.

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When the river runs dry – civilisations have ended

A while ago my creek stopped running. Well, it’s not really my creek, any more than the inland waterways belong to the cotton irrigators, but it’s hard not to feel a bit proprietorial about a place you visit almost every day, year after year.

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Interview with Kitty Flanagan

Kitty Flanagan Brunswick Picture House  |  Monday 6 & 13 Jan  |  7pm Kitty Flanagan is, without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable comics to listen to. She has this cutting comedic common sense and she’s not afraid to cut...

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Interview with John Butler

John Butler Bluesfest  |  9-13 April For John Butler it’s been 20 years since he first stepped out on stage to use that quiet charisma and that sensational guitar work to bring an audience to their feet. What you see is...

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Interview with Tsuyoshi Suzuki

2020 Vision Billinudgel Hotel  |  1pm –11pm  |  $38 Back in 1993 Tsuyoshi Suzuki landed in London, setting up the legendary trance label Matsuri Productions. His regular event, Return to the Source, was hugely successful and travelled the world. He produced...

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Culture in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 25 December,...

Culture in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 25 December, 2019

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Vale tennis champ Margaret Fisher

Margaret Fisher, Byron Bay’s legendary world champion tennis player, has died.

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Cinema: Knives Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGqiHJTsRkQ Written and directed by Rian Johnson and filled with so many incredible actors, namely Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette; Knives Out is a good old fashioned who-done-it about the death of a patriarch of an eccentric...

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After a decade, it’s last big lights at Ray’s place

Born and bred in the Bay, Ray Costigan moved to his home on Old Bangalow Road in 1980, but it wasn’t until 10 years ago that his house and garden turned into a Christmas light extravaganza.

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Live Music in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 24...

Live Music in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 24 December, 2019

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why the World Still Hates Women

Apparently they stopped burning and hanging witches centuries ago, but sometimes, when I pick up a paper, or a story flashes across my newsfeed, or I get an abusive email, I wonder if they have really? Sometimes, I can still smell the pungent scent of burning women.

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Former Australia coach signs with Byron Bay FC

Wilson is the Far North Coast’s first-ever female coach of a men’s premier division team. She will also continue in her role as a women’s football consultant for FIFA.

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Clifford Street sprints for glory

In the early days it was easy for a half keen, half-cooked punter to take on several of the neighbourhood preschoolers and some of the more debilitated elderly residents to win a trophy. Not so much anymore as the numbers grow.

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Big year for local surfers

2019 proved to be a year of change in the sport of surfing, with one of the biggest changes being the introduction of equal prize money for men and women by the WSL. 

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Mullumbimby High U/14 XI narrowly lose final

The Mullumbimby High U/14 girl’s side lost the final of the T20 Lyn Larsen Shield on the second last ball of the day, after setting Grafton a total of 117. The Mullumbimby side batted first after travelling to Grafton, and...

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Winners crowned at the Bangalow Summer 6s

The winners in the Bangalow Summer 6s football  have been decided after the competition played out its final games in the middle of December. A total of 72 senior teams battled across four grades for the men, and five for...

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Breakfast hub keeps homeless fed this Christmas 

Every Wednesday at the Byron Bay Community Centre, a group of volunteers make a breakfast for rough sleepers. 

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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...