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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of...

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Trove runs out of funding in June. How will the loss of the service affect Australian and Pacific research?

Most of Trove’s 22 million annual page visits come from members of the public: family historians, students, and general browsers interested in the six billion records it houses. But over the past 14 years, the archive has also become a crucial resource for academic work.

Mother and Daughter Stop Logging in Yarratt Forest

Two women who grew up in the Manning Valley are currently suspended from trees with  ropes connected to, and stopping, logging in Yarratt Forest north of Taree.

Abouchar honoured with Order of Australia

The new head of the Byron Community College (BCC), Chantal Abouchar, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contributions to business and the media.

Who’s extinct now?

The Nationals MP for Clarence, Mr Gulaptis, is soon to retire and I can hear the koalas clapping. As...

Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Have your Perfect Say

We live in a community where there is nowhere to live and the whole world is watching what we do next, wondering if we will do what their superstar tourist destinations did and regulate the housing market

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Best local netballers claim premierships

Local netball grand finals were played last Saturday at the Mullumbimby courts - deciding premiers across six divisions.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Local netball survives COVID-19

A restricted, but nonetheless successful, 2020 netball season is coming to an end – but without a finals series for the Byron Brunswick Netball Association Incorporated.

Local netball survives COVID-19

A restricted, but nonetheless successful, 2020 netball season is coming to an end – but without a finals series for the Byron Brunswick Netball...

Netballers flock to Mullum for regional contest

Last Sunday marked another very successful Representative Netball Carnival hosted by the Brunswick Byron Netball Association.

Netballers get $20,000 for shelter at Mullum

The Brunswick Byron Netball Association has been awarded a $20,000 grant to help build a weather shelter at the Mullumbimby courts. Lisa Alexander, coach of...

Mullumbimby woman helps take netball to Indonesia

The Netball Indonesia Project aims to empower young Indonesian women by introducing them to netball and has been developed by Mullumbimby local Meshia Grant...

Bruns-Byron Netball state champs

Brunswick–Byron Netball Association has been crowned State Champions at the 2015 Netball NSW State Age Championships, which was contested across four venues in Sydney last weekend.

North coast nominations called for netball inclusion champions

Netball Australia is calling on north coast netball clubs to nominate their local ‘inclusion champions’ for the Australia Post One Netball Community Awards, before entries close in two weeks.

Ballina to host regional netball carnival

It’s been three years since Ballina Netball was home to a regional carnival but, thanks to Ballina Shire Council funding urgent repairs to the six Owen Street courts a few months ago, Ballina Netball is now back in the game as a regional carnival host.

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a protest outside Mullum’s Council Chambers! By...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’