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Byron Shire
March 22, 2023


Latest News

Dredging rivers: what are the Ballina candidates’ positions?

A recent Meet the Candidates evening in Ocean Shores saw discussion around how to manage local river systems, which have silted up over generations, and likely contributed to the high flood levels experienced in 2022.

Other News

Election 2023 – Clarence: George Keller 

George Keller is running for the seat of Clarence on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party sees corruption and vested interests having more impact on MP's decisions than the genuine interests of the community.

Man dies in custody in Casino

A critical incident investigation is underway following the death of a man in Casino today.

Mediation fails over large Suffolk Park DA

The battle over a controversial mixed-used development proposed for the main street of Suffolk Park looks set to go to a full hearing in the Land and Environment Court with Byron Shire Council, after the court-ordered conciliation process failed.

Byron Councillors call for more govt flood funding

Byron Shire Council has launched a pre-election call for more government funding and support to future proof all of the Shire’s flood-impacted premises.

Swimming champs Sydney bound for finals

Congratulations to Wilsons Creek Public School students Ruby, Eddie, Goldie and Ayla, who have made it to the state swimming finals, to be held in Sydney at the end of the term. 

Bangalow Theatre Company’s got Hair

Gimme a head with hair/ Long, beautiful hair/ Shining, gleaming/ Streaming, flaxen, waxen/ Give me down to there hair/ Shoulder length or longer/ Here, baby, there, mama/ Everywhere, daddy, daddy/ Hair – hair, hair, hair, hair, hair/ Grow it, show it/ Long as I can grow it/ My hair…

Monday March 5

Cloudy. Areas of rain. Isolated thunderstorms in the south this afternoon and evening. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30. Fire danger – Far North Coast: low-moderate. UV Alert from 9.20am to 4.40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 (Extreme).

Tweed Heads 28ºC

Byron Bay 26ºC

Lismore 27ºC

Ballina 27ºC


Tuesday March 6

Cloudy. Areas of rain. Winds south to southeasterly averaging 15 to 25 km/h increasing to up to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s.

Wednesday March 7

Cloudy. Isolated showers contracting to the south during the afternoon. Winds along the coastal fringe, southerly averaging 20 to 30 km/h, reaching 40 km/h at times. Elsewhere, southerly averaging 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Thursday March 8

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers during the morning. Winds southwesterly averaging 10 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Bight will push a south to southwesterly change over most of NSW today while a low pressure trough in the northeast of the state gradually moves further northeastwards. The high will strengthen further on Tuesday and move eastwards. On Thursday a trough is expected to develop in in the easterlies off the NSW coast, with a low possibly developing off the coast.

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Swimming champs Sydney bound for finals

Congratulations to Wilsons Creek Public School students Ruby, Eddie, Goldie and Ayla, who have made it to the state swimming finals, to be held in Sydney at the end of the term. 

Flood-affected still without assistance

Over a year has passed since the devastating February 2022 floods, but many residents of the Northern Rivers have not received the support to retrofit, raise or buyback their homes, as pledged to them by the federal and state governments.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Vape Culture

Tobacco companies are in your home and in your school. They are quite possibly in your kid’s school bag. They have their sights set on your children; your precious kids are their future. They need to groom your babies into addiction so that their shareholders can continue to suck in their grubby toxic profits. The lips of the tobacco industry are on the soft fleshy cheeks of your babies and they are sucking hard. They are vaping the life out of your kids.

Byron’s chocoholics’ Easter destination

The Love Byron Bay boutique has been specialising in unique cocoa encounters for nearly a decade now. In this time they have sourced an...