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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

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John Butler Trio plays Bluesfest: The Thrill Ain’t Gone

  When musician John Butler started out he thought that he could ‘carry a guitar and amp and a swag and that I would be...

Live Music Roundup – April 14

Killer Cats Byron Bay’s Queer Night is back this Friday at the Byron Brewery featuring live music, local DJs suave Kings, fabulous Queens, cabaret and...

Live Music Roundup – January 25, 2017

Ukes for Breakfast in the Park this Australia Day The Northern Rivers Uke Orchestra (NRUO) will be leading songs in the Housie Tent at Brunswick...

Live Music Roundup – 24 November 2016

Pulling Strings One of Australia’s unique musical talents, Miriam Lieberman, presents her new album Full Circle complete with fused lilting harmonies of the 21-stringed...

Live Music Roundup – Thursday 27 October, 2016

Rize up at Island Vibe Ask Nattali Rize where she comes from: she’ll tell you ‘All Directions’. In line with her philosophy, she claims not...

Live Music Roundup – October 1, 2016

A full Hoad Jay Hoad has spent the last seven years touring the globe, following the sun and his inspiration for music throughout the Caribbean,...

Live Music Roundup – August 18, 2016

Bella Music Experience the beautiful music of local community choir, Lighthouse Voices, led by Parissa Bouas from The Hottentots at the Ewingsdale Hall on Saturday...

Bringing old-time to Bangalow with BBQ & BlueGrass

Watch as a violinist from the Bangalow Classical Music Festival participates in 'fiddle-off' with a fiddler from the Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival. Time to...

Live Music Roundup – 10 August 2016

A Very Glassy Night Two dance floors, tipi, bonfire, visual sensory wonderland and delicious food. Welcome to the 8th edition of Lightbody, an all-ages community...

Live Music Roundup: Thursday 28 July 2016

Welcoming our latest Immigrants at the Rails Willie McElroy & The Immigrants are an exciting new band formed in the Byron Shire. Their music traverses...

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.