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February 25, 2021

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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Other News

Date change – Kerry interviews Zoe Daniel

Journalist Zoe Daniel's conversation with Kerry O’Brien regarding her new book, Trumpland, has been rescheduled.

Spots for kids circus nearly full

Mullumbimby’s Spaghetti Circus kicked off its first term with a record number of enrolments and there is much fun to be had following a difficult COVID year.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Rainbow Region Dragon boat racers pick up third place in return to racing

The Lennox Head-based Rainbow Region Dragon boat team had a promising start to 2021, when they picked up a third place at the Broadwater Regatta.

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

With a number of near-drownings in the area, council-employed lifeguards at Yamba have started their Easter patrols a day early.

With no lifesaving personnel on the beach yesterday three people were rescued from the surf, in heavy seas, by other beachgoers. Heavy seas are predicted again for today.

Up the coast at Ballina, the local lifesaving club is already looking ahead to next year, after ‘a pretty dangerous season’. The club’s chief training officer Rod Balkin said the group is ‘looking for more people to help out’ and is planning a bronze medallion course before the start of the next season.


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Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville was granted the opportunity to expand its footprint 12m to the west at last week’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021