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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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When Miriam Margoyles came to the Byron Farmers Market

Actress, author and British-Australian documentarian Miriam Margoyles recently launched her latest ABC docuseries, Impossibly Australian, in which Byron Bay...

Commemorating ten years since V Day at Bentley

It's ten years today since a wave of relief spread through Camp Liberty at Bentley, when those gathered discovered that the riot police would not be coming, and gas company Metgasco was being referred to ICAC by the NSW government.

Baby, it’s chilly outside

Three Lords and the Byron Theatre are presenting a special performance of the 1983 classic film The Big Chill on Saturday, May 26. The show includes a concert performance of the soundtrack by The Byron Theatre Orchestra, along with food trucks, cocktails and perhaps the odd bit of audience participation.

Clive Hamilton to speak in Lismore June 13

Celebrated author and professor, Clive Hamilton, will discuss the notion of how to prepare for, and manage, the challenges of a warming climate in Australia. 

Back, bigger and better than ever

Stone & Wood’s annual Festival of the Stone is back, bigger and better than ever on Saturday, 1 June. This year is shaping up to be a huge celebration of community, music and delicious food – all for a good cause.

First baby born at new Tweed Valley Hospital

The new Tweed Valley Hospital opened on May 14 at Kingscliff and it saw its first baby born that day at 8.53pm.

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Fear, lies and loathing in Australia

Most Australian households have now received their Voice referendum booklet in the mail. It looks quite official and is being distributed by the Australian Electoral Commission. Unfortunately the contents haven't been fact checked. Like most other forms of federal political advertising, lying and misinformation in this context is completely legal.

Yes23 comes to Lennox Head

Noel Pearson and Kerry O'Brien brought the Yes23 roadshow to a packed house at Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Tuesday night, as part of the education campaign for the forthcoming Voice referendum. The event was hosted by the federal member for Richmond, Justine Elliot.

Gumbaynggirr Elder violently arrested in Newry State Forest

Preceding a weekend of forest actions, the conflict in Newry State Forest on the Mid-North Coast further escalated late last week as NSW Police violently arrested and locked up Gumbaynggirr Elder, Bumajin, after he attempted to perform ceremony in the forest.

The Voice confusing for migrants and refugees

If you're finding the definition, intention and scope of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament confusing, you can only imagine the struggle that some newly arrived migrants and refugees are having.

Yaegl ancestors finally at rest on Country

The remains of five Indigenous people, Ancestors of the Yaegl people of northern NSW, have been returned to their rightful place with a significant cultural ceremony honouring their repatriation back to Country.

Byron’s Yarn Up and Murwillumbah’ Kinship Festival – celebrating Reconciliation Week

The weekend celebrations across the region marked the end of Reconciliation Week.

National Reconciliation Week starts tomorrow

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

A case for delaying the Voice

Last year’s election of a progressive federal parliament had many of us excited that obstacles to change, erected by an increasingly hard-right cabal of LNP and media jocks, could finally be swept away. 

The Aboriginal identity explosion

So, who are Aboriginal people, what is the three-pronged definition and perhaps more importantly, who decides? 

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.