December 30, 2020
In this Issue:
It’s well known that over 90 per cent of businesses fail in the first two years. Though figures for 2020 aren’t yet available, it would not be surprising if this pandemic-filled year sees that figure go even higher.
The appointment of a former NSW Nationals party leader as Interim Inspector-General of Water Compliance is taking ‘cronyism to new heights’, according to Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive, Chris Gambian
A new initiative by Byron Youth Service (BYS) has launched, which aims to educate and bring together a community of passionate people of all ages.
It’s nearly 2021! With a sigh, let’s all acknowledge the year’s trauma so we can move on, right? In the move towards a seismic awakening in 2021 – as well as building resilience for the year ahead – tinpot tyrants and their foot soldiers are on notice.
By way of an introduction for the people new to the Shire, or who do not know me: I am 14-years-old, born in Byron Bay, have been making films to educate people about the problems of, and solutions, to plastic pollution.
People expecting to head to Byron Bay to celebrate the end of 2020 and the start of 2021 are warned that celebrations this year will be low key and must comply with the COVID-19 protocols set out by the NSW government.
By lunchtime on December 2, 2020 word on the street and online was that the Berejiklian government had bitten the bullet and was about to make a ‘big announcement’ on drug law reform in the wake of the Ice Inquiry.
The Hultgren family Christmas party featured identical twins (owing to Photoshop misuse) at their large inflatable obstacle course.
Is there isinglass in your wine glass or egg white in your red? Did you know that not all alcohol is vegan?
Every year the Starlight Festival in Bangalow transports locals to the celestial plane with soundbaths, shamanic journeys and in-depth everything. Taking attendees through time and space with a sound healing, you can learn to play the singing bowl, browse the market or access ancient knowledge.
There is something very nostalgic about backyard cricket. I remember Christmases where the garbage bins were pulled in for wickets and a few drunk mums and dads faced up to spin bowls from their eager kids.
Three Bangalow Creatives, Lyn McCaRthy, Christian Pazzaglia, and Ben Alcock have created the Bangalow Film Festival – with indoor and outdoor screenings planned throughout January. There’s even a drive-in!
Creative Director Debbie Buck has a passion for the arts and for our collective cultural community coming together in new and interesting ways, and she has created Eco Lane Artisan Walking Tours to cater to like-minded people. Deb has worked...
Decades before ‘regenerative farming’ and ‘carbon sequestration’ became popular in local farming circles, Bob and Liz Gray were practising these increasingly important farming methods. When the couple, now in their 70s, first moved to the area 42 years ago, they...
Story & photo Melissa Butters Nicole and Tom are the founders of Misty Creek Agroforestry. The young couple are the fresh faces at Mullum Markets with a vision to create agroecology that inspires. On their 28 acre farm they grow...