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Quarry comes up against the farmers of Bentley

You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.

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Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

Quarry comes up against the farmers of Bentley

You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

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Important exhibitions of Indigenous art at Lismore

Two important exhibitions of Indigenous art are have been launched at the Lismore Gallery and will both run until November

Storylines: Winds of change

What is the fear that immerses us to such a degree that we become immobilised? I felt that fear in the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the news actually started to make me feel ill, so I turned off the news and tuned in to my life.

Bundjalung artists to gather in Byron

The inaugural ‘Bundjalung Gathering’ art and culture exhibition will take place at Marvell Hall, Byron Bay, this coming week.

Indigenous craft the focus of new girls group

A new girls group called Nalia Dubay (Bundjalung for group of girls) has launched, thanks to funds from both the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) and the Department of Family and Community Services.

National indigenous photomedia works on show in Tweed

Work by some of the most significant Indigenous photographers and multimedia artists in the past five years have gone on a show in a travelling exhibition which opened at the Tweed Regional Gallery this week.

Indigenous musicians mixing it up at SAE

Ten north coast indigenous students with big musical ambitions are getting a chance to sharpen their skills at one of Australia’s most prestigious sound production schools thanks to a new program called OneVision Productions.

Archie Roach and Music for the Mob

This weekend sees the staging of an ambitious and inspiring musical collaboration focusing on bringing communities together through music. OneMob and CPX Music approached...

Uncle Bob promotes ‘unconditional love’ in Mullum

A traditional caretaker of Uluru/Kata Tjuta will be sharing his wisdom, stories and songs at an Indigenous educational fundraiser tomorrow, July 24, at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Digby’s big art for ‘little’ Woolies

Ballina-based indigenous artist Digby Moran has created some substantial works in his time but few are as imposing as the one now decorating the wall of Ballina's new River Street Woolworths.

Byron arts worker an Indigenous leader

Byron Bay’s Anthony Walker this week completed the prestigious Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Leadership Program, celebrating at a graduation dinner at the National Gallery of Australia on Wednesday.

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

Business calls for Tweed train tracks to be kept ignored

More than 800 people had signed a petition calling for a new rail trail to be built next to, rather than in place of, the existing disused railway line running through the shire.

Resilient communities training on offer

‘Resilience’ has become a buzzword in Australia over the past few years, as communities across the country struggle to cope with fire, floods, and a pandemic.

Independent councillor fact-checks housing supply in the Byron Shire

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Cate Coorey won approval from fellow councillors last week for a new reporting regime she says will offer clarification on dwellings approved in the shire.