After three years of planning, research, ruminating and questions, Kelvin Daly and his team are ready to share the vision with everyone.
The Bruns Eco Village is an ambitious plan to establish a living space that encompasses lush rural living, shared communal assets, off-grid power, a working farm, school, aquatic centre, conference/wellness/community centres and a light commercial/industrial area.
BYRON Trails, the anticipated guidebook of walking trails accessible from Byron Bay launched last Thursday night at the Secret Garden in Byron Bay.
The book contains 50 coastal and hinterland walks from Tweed River to Richmond River and inland to the national parks accessible from Byron Bay.
IT WAS another successful trip inland for the Northern Hotel Byron Bay Rams over the weekend taking on fourth place aspirants Lismore Thistles on their home turf.
In the past there have been fiery exchanges between these two teams but this meeting saw plenty of fast, fluid football produced particularly from the Rams.
The Byron Bay Reserves set the pace, with Ben Ahern and Tomas delivering a solid 2-1 win.
POLICE are searching for a Byron Bay man who hasn’t been seen in over a week.
Michael Peterson, 42, was believed to have gone for a ride on his bike in the Byron Bay CBD last Monday night but hasn’t been seen since.
Reversing Sciatica Pain
New studies point toward herbs as another natural method for healing sciatica.
Many experts propound that turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, can be taken as a tonic to minimize chronic inflammation.
Consume turmeric as a tea, use it in cooking, or apply it topically in a paste to receive the best benefits. (2)
Turmeric lowers levels of certain inflammation-fueling enzymes
Turmeric can help relieve sciatica pain and swelling by lowering levels of certain inflammation-fueling enzymes. (2) The suggested general dosage for healthy adults is 300 mg of turmeric, taken 3 times per day to help ease pain and inflammation. If you take medications, then the dosage may need to be adjusted. Turmeric supplements may contain bromelain which can increase the anti-inflammatory effects. (3)
Turmeric has been used in Ayurveda for many centuries to treat arthritis because of its effectiveness in reducing inflammation, which is sometimes the root cause of low back pain and/or sciatica. (4) Turmeric has also been used in traditional medicine in Asia. Malaysian scientists confirmed that turmeric extract could help ease nerve-related pain. (5)
Turmeric better than NSAIDs
Turmeric is a selective COX-2 inhibitor. COX-1 and COX-2 are enzymes that start your inflammatory process. COX-1 is considered to be “good” because it performs a “house keeping role” around inflammation and maintains your stomach lining. COX-2 is responsible for increasing inflammation. (6)
A selective COX-2 inhibitor is something drug companies have been trying to create over the last ten years, but why take a drug when a food or spice can do the same thing with no (known) side effects? (6) The cost difference between a pill and a spice are tremendously different. Thankfully, turmeric is easier on your body and your wallet!
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MALCOLM TURNBULL’S recent Ramadan dinner included amongst his guests mufti Sheikh Shady, well known for his view that “adulterers should be stoned to death.”
Unconfirmed sources from within the Shire indicate that just in case Malcolm Turnbull actually does make it to the position of Prime Minister of Australia, an order of 1000 tonnes of throw-sized stones has been placed with a local quarry.
BYRON BAY arts community members are outraged that a sculpture in the Arts and Industrial Estate, Byron Bay, has been destroyed and removed. Stating this action was taken without approval, local artists Benita Martin, Maximus Domulous and Jenny Bannister contacted Voice of Byron about the angel’s destruction.
Arts community representative Benita Martin said:
Council has available in its draft 2016/2017 Budget a donation pool of $45,000 for assistance to event organisers, community groups, not for profit organisations and individual persons.
Moneys can be used to assist you with the costs of insurances, reimbursement of application fees paid to Council, Council hall hire costs, trade waste fees, minor maintenance, equipment and other financial costs for you or your group to with operating costs in 2016/2017.
The requests for donations will be determined in accordance with Council’s Policies:
- Section 356 Donations – Community Organisations, other Groups and Persons (up to $36,000 available)
- Section 356 Donations – Assistance for Festivals and Community Functions (up to $7,000 available)
- Section 356 Donations – Community Groups, Reimbursement of Council Application Fees (up to $2,000 available)
The above Policies can be found of Council website at http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/policies
Applicants should ensure they read the policies prior to applying.
Applications are required to be supported by sufficient information to assist Council in assessing each application. An application form must be completed and is available online at http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/expressions-of-interest
The allocation of these donations for assistance is proposed to be considered at a Council Meeting in August 2016.
Joanne McMurtry, Community Project Officer, 02 6626 7316 or email email@example.com
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THE NOW legendary five-day Byron Bay Bluesfest is well-known for selling tickets all year around, but tickets for the 2017 festival will be taken off sale next week.
The Bluesfest this week issued a media release announcing that it’s experienced “unprecedented sales”, even before the first artists have been announced for the next edition of the festival.
When tickets go on sale later in the year, they will be at a significantly higher price to “allow for Bluesfest organisers to deliver the high calibre of talent it has become renowned for. Bluesfest is committed to delivering exceptional artist line-ups year after year and if the festival was to continue selling at the current rate and price, this would not be feasible.”
Last year’s line-up included Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, Tom Jones, Kendrick Lamar, Melissa Etheridge, Don McLean, The National and Jackson Browne.
The 28th Bluesfest, which will be held at the custom-built site just outside of Byron Bay, will take place over the 2017 Easter long weekend (April 13 to 17). Tickets are currently on sale at bluesfest.com.au but will be taken off sale next week at the latest.
Bluesfest Director Peter Noble released the following statement about pulling together the 2017 line-up:
“Bluesfest 2017 is shaping up to be a very special year. I have been travelling and meeting artist’s managers and agents in the U.S. and the U.K. recently, and I can say it’s all coming together brilliantly. Whilst I don’t always get all the artists I approach to play, this coming year, so far, is looking like one for the books.
There isn’t one artist booked for Bluesfest that we don’t 100% believe will impress to the highest degree. From the first artist that plays on our smaller stages to our headliners, we take a deep pride in presenting the very best of the new emerging artists along with the legends.
Our discovery artists, time and time again have grown to be headliners in their own right, and we are not afraid to take a chance in booking great new artists like St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Kaleo and Kendrick Lamar from our 2016 festival, through to the new emerging Roots and Contemporary artists we will be announcing soon.
AND, WE HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN THE LEGENDS TOO…
We are now in the process of finalising negotiations with some of the world’s most famous artists.
Ticket sales have been just incredible, and now we are announcing we are going off sale for a time before returning with our first announcement. Now is your opportunity to buy your ticket at the best possible price.
I can tell you this, without a shadow of a doubt, Bluesfest 2017 will be one of our greatest events. This is our passion and what we live for.”