Review by John Campbell Winter, between school hols, is generally the time of year that you find the more interesting movies turning up. They sneak into the cinema like refugees from the glitzy world of blockbusters and celebrity rom-coms and,... Read More →
Tweed Heads world-champion surfer Mick Fanning has survived a shark attack during a surfing competition in South Africa, which was seen around the world on live television.
At almost 70 years of age, iconic local activist Benny Zable has after 42 years, left his home base at Nimbin behind and headed off into the wide blue to save other parts of the world.
Community radio station Bay FM has just been awarded a top honour in the 2015 New York International Radio Awards for the three-part series Memories of Sarajevo by Arts Canvass presenter presenter Karena Wynn-Moylan .
The NSW budget’s recognition of declining mining investment and the need for other sectors to lead growth needs to be backed by key policy changes on mining, says the Lock the Gate Alliance.
Lydia Smith has chosen a handful of walkers, aged from three to seventy-three, who are dissimilar in nearly every way but for their desire to first and foremost finish the journey.
There is nothing startlingly new in the story of a little kid and an old man going on a journey of mutual self-discovery – it is a road-trip standard. This one (screening at Pighouse Flicks) is different insofar as it... Read More →
Hollywood’s willingness to re-boot a blockbuster has no limit. It’s been more than twenty years since Steven Spielberg brought the dinosaurs back to life in Jurassic Park and you’d think that, given the astounding developments in CGI etc in the... Read More →
This video obtained by Echonetdaily shows how last week’s drama unfolded in the streets of Mullumbimby, after a man stopped for a licence check ended up being handcuffed and dragged from his car.
Review by John Campbell In the dim and distant, Tomorrowland was one of the four kingdoms on TV’s Disneyland. It was, above all, positive in its take on what lay in store for our planet, and that optimism is referred... Read More →
Review by John Campbell John Newcombe, the Australian tennis legend, reputedly insured his trademark Zapata moustache. Whatever the premium, it can’t have come anywhere near what Jason Statham would be paying for his macho stubble. What a man it makes... Read More →
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