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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

The NSW Department of Planning has extended the submission period for stage one of the controversial Kings Forest development on the Tweed coast.

A spokesperson for the department says it has not ‘formally’ extended the exhibition period for stage one of the 4500-household development but that given the Christmas–New Year holiday period, and the volume of material, it had decided to offer some leeway.

Meanwhile, Leda, the company behind the Kings Forest development, says nearly all the issues raised at a weekend protest rally have already been addressed.

A company spokesperson told ABC radio this morning they believe the development complies with state government plans for the region and that koalas will actually benefit from the habitat increasing in size and the planting of extra koala food trees.

View our video coverage of the protest rally at http://youtu.be/nvbCBw06OrM


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Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

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Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

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Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

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