Movies can speak to you on different levels. Driving home after watching this, I heard our horrible prime minister say ‘nope, nope, nope’ when asked would Australia help resettle any of the Rohingyas stranded at sea.
My companion, who worked briefly on the scenes of this movie that were shot in Sydney, nudged me confidingly. ‘See that one with the red hair?’ Fanging across the desert, Max had come upon five gorgeous girls in varying degrees of white undress.
Wet weather turned Byron Street into a virtual slippery dip on Sunday for Bangalow's craziest annual event. But that didn't stop the riders of these unique home-made machines – or the punters. WATCH THE VIDEO
Mandy takes to the streets and asks random people about the thing she struggles most with: the gap between what you believe and what you do.
Despite stern looks from the National Party MPs opposite, the new Greens member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, has made clear in the NSW Parliament that she will stand and defend the beauty of the north coast and the livelihoods of its residents.
VIDEO: Still in shock from being told that she snores, Mandy visits a sleep clinic. But she can't get over the impression that maybe it's not really a sleep clinic…
VIDEO: Glorious sunshine greeted more than 1,000 people who took part in the Byron Bay Triathlon on Sunday, celebrating the event’s 20th anniversary. Amateur athletes mixed it with professional runners in one of the town’s popular annual attractions.
VIDEO: The wet weather made it difficult for many would-be revellers to reach the Nimbin MardiGrass on the weekend but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm of those who did.
VIDEO: Mandy turns her attention to the capital punishment of the two Australians last week by the Indonesian government.
As Santos prepares for their AGM, the people of the North West are also preparing for a fight to stop them. Santos shareholders will meet this Thursday to decide the future of the Pilliga gas project.
VIDEO: It's more than 40 years since many of the 'old settlers' of areas such as Main Arm and Huonbrook first put down roots in the Mullumbimby region, so it's probably a surprise that last weekend saw their first ever reunion.
VIDEO: Fame's a slippery fish, and Mandy's not sure what size is her pond, but a young work-experience student is learning the ropes of what it takes to be her. This might well prove more eclectic than he bargained for.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker David Bradbury's latest film The Crater tells the powerful story of a Vietnam war veteran's quest to find the bodies of 42 enemy soldiers he helped bury after a fierce battle. WATCH VIDEO
Mandy has the solution to all Life's hard question - go get a guru - and she gives a handy run-down on all the possible guru-options out there. WATCH VIDEO
VIDEO: For 20 years, Byron Youth Service has run programs, courses, events and activities which have acted as an incubator for the area’s youngsters. But much of that is under threat from funding cuts, so the youngsters rallied to raise funds.
VIDEO: Mandy muses on one's increasingly crumpled pages and proposes a few party ideas for the latter half of the book of Life.
With all our technology, advertising is proliferating out of control and Mandy reckons it's got us where we are most vulnerable. WATCH VIDEO
The 26th annual Bluesfest, which drew more than 100,000 people to its Tyagarah site over the Easter weekend and featured almost 1,000 performers in 89 bands, wrapped up last night, with organisers and performers hailing it a big success.
Bay FM is turning 25! To celebrate the anniversary of the first test transmission on April 1, a fundraising ‘Watts Up’ campaign will run until until Friday April 17. The Bay FM crew are hoping to raise $25,000 to buy new broadcast equipment. VIDEO
Thanks to climate change, the weather is no longer a boring topic. Try 'exciting' and 'volatile’, so much so Mandy's husband is always on the BOM site, even in bed. WATCH VIDEO
Mandy can't fathom the point of the rage that some drivers display when she does a little bit of shitty driving. WATCH VIDEO
The push for renewable energy in Byron shire took another inspiring leap at the Byron Solar Revolution symposium on Saturday. And In a solar future, as Professor Tim Flannery told locals, Byron could be in front as the first place on the east coast to greet the sun. WATCH VIDEO
VIDEO: As Saturday morning dawned, the Angel of Bentley rose over Byron Bay's Main Beach, almost a year to the day that the blockade wound up after the state government halted Metgasco's CSG drilling licence there.
Lismore’s central business district came alive on Saturday with hundreds of people enjoying the smells and taste of exotic foods served up by local restaurants at the inaugural Eat the Street Festival. WATCH VIDEO
Just when you thought Abbott's had a good sledging of the most disadvantaged people in the community, now he's having a go at remote indigenous settlements. Mandy has a go right back at him. WATCH VIDEO