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May 15, 2021

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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

Australians will be all over the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro quarter-finals at Snapper Rocks today.

In the Quiksilver, Joel Parkinson is surfing against Jordy Smith, Gold Coaster Josh Kerr is taking on the red-hot Kelly Slater and Owen Wright is pitched against Brazil’s Adriano De Souza. In an Aussie versus Aussie final, Taj Burrow will surf against fellow Aussie Adrian Buchan.

The Parkinson-Smith battle will be the one to watch. Yesterday the South African relegated Parko to a fifth-round battle to remain in the comp. But Parko emerged victorious with a perfect 10 despite battling a crippling bluebottle sting.

Wright and Kerr were also forced into the elimination round after being overtaken by maverick Brazilian Adriano de Souza, who scored 15.37 to Wright’s 15.13 and Kerr’s 9.00.

In the Roxy Pro, Australia’s Tyler Wright, 17, has pulled off a stunning upset, eliminating world and defending champion 19-year-old Hawaiian Carissa Moore.

Wright will lead a rare all-Australian assault on the Roxy Pro semi-finals and final with world number 10 Laura Enever advancing after defeating world number 5, Brazilian Silvana Lima 13.57 to 12.23.

World number 2 Sally Fitzgibbons knocked out Hawaiian Malia Manuel 17.00 to 12.00; and four-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore retains a chance to collect her fourth Roxy Pro Gold Coast title after edging out American Courtney Conlogue 16.43 to 16.30. In the semi-finals, Wright will meet Enever and Fitzgibbons will take on Gilmore.


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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.