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Man saved by Marine Rescue NSW after vessel capsized on Bruns Bar

A rapid response by Marine Rescue Brunswick volunteers has saved a man’s life after his 4.9 metre boat rolled on Brunswick Bar this morning.

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Byron U/18 girls basketballers undefeated in regional competition

The Byron Bay Beez girls U/18 squad are undefeated and sit on top of the North Eastern Junior League (NEJL) after two of four rounds.

Metal is back at The Northern

Beast Machine are coming home from a successful spell in the United States and the thrash/metal two-piece with their massive sound layered with riff-driven guitars and thundering drums are coming to lift the roof off of the Backroom. Check out their new music video currently out for their latest single ‘Pretend’, which is featured in HEAVY magazine.

Byron swimmer airlifted to hospital

A man swimming in Byron Bay on the weekend was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, rescuers said. 

Free healthy lifestyle program for families

Go4Fun is a free 10-week after-school program for children aged 7-13 and their families, which aims to support their health and wellbeing.

Mayor defends promoting sale of Wallum lots

Is the role of mayor Michael Lyon as a negotiator with Wallum developers, Clarence Property, compromised? With talks with...

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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Wallum showdown unfolds in Brunswick Heads

Around eight people have been arrested so far, since almost fifty police arrived at the Wallum development in Brunswick Heads this morning to escort machinery and other work vehicles on to the site. Police include local officers, members of the NSW Public Order and Riot Squad, and Police Rescue.

Northern Rivers Recovery and Resilience Program announces 36 projects

Bridge expansions, upgraded pumps, enhanced evacuation routes and nature-based projects are just a few of the 36 projects being rolled out as part of...

Reef snapshot details widespread coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Latest CSIRO research shows that the fifth major bleaching event since 2016 is still unfolding, but bleaching was just one of the disturbances on the reef over summer.

Invitation to get to know the real Nimbin

The MardiGrass Organising Body (MOB) say Nimbin's annual festival will kick off with the launch of a very special audiovisual book on Friday 3 May, 'Out There: a potted history of a revolution called Nimbin'.