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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

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M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Tina Petroff


What do we do when we’re driving or riding our pushbike down the road and notice rubbish piling up on the side of the road, or see old cars or household rubbish being dumped in Nature Reserves?

We could hope that our council could clean it up, if only they had the manpower or cash to come and clean up our messes. We could just watch it grow into an unofficial tip. Or we can take action to restore our environment to the beautiful place it was before.

Don’t make our environment history, come and join in with a Clean Up Australia (CUA) team on Sunday morning 4 March. Teams operate throughout all four shires. Bags, gloves, registration forms and insurance cover are all provided by CUA. Energy is provided by all those who love their environment.

Last year volunteers removed the equivalent of 16,500 ute loads of rubbish at 7,500 sites right across Australia – that’s a great achievement, but we know there is still more out there littering our parks, beaches, riverbanks, streets and roadways.

To sign up, simply go to the CUA website and type in your postcode or town to find your nearest clean-up location.

Image: Rod Wade and Stan Petroff sorting the recycling at last year’s Clean Up Australia day event in the north of Byron Shire.

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