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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Byron Shire tops NSW for homelessness

The latest data from the NSW government’s 2024 Street Count has revealed a stark and troubling reality for Byron Shire, which now accounts for the largest number of rough sleepers in NSW. This highlights the urgent need for support for local homeless services like the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre, Fletcher Street Cottage and other homeless services like Liberation Larder.

Traffic control in Byron’s Main Beach carpark

Minor traffic disruption with traffic control in place is expected in Byron Bay’s Main Beach car park this week.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: It’s a Sign

Someone is taking down signs. You know who you are. Right now, I bet you are sitting at home with a bunch of corflutes from the Byron Comedy Festival, and a bunch of other local events, feeling powerful in your sad fight against fun.

Once Upon A Time

Local artist Michelle Ansoul’s sepia-toned photographic prints reflect moments of her hometown Byron Bay over the course of four...

No room for koalas in budget?

Friends of the Koala is not impressed by the lack of provision for wildlife protection in the federal budget announced last night, as species including the koala move closer to extinction.

Crime ‘cluster’ spikes spread across region

Local police are calling on residents to keep their doors and windows locked, including when they’re at home, in a bid to address the spike in car break-ins and thefts taking place in and around local shires.

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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Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.