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March 4, 2021

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Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Society has a right to defend itself from unacceptable behaviour that harms others. Every time you buy groceries, petrol or liquor, you’re on CCTV, and they have reduced dangerous behaviour, that’s why they are installed. So what’s the fuss? Those involved in repeated wanton public violence have forfeited their right to anonymity. Bring on the cameras before anyone else gets injured, it’s in everyone’s best interest. Big Brother has already been watching you for years.

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  1. What a stupid comment. CCTVs do not alter peoples behaviour. All someone has to do is wear a mask. Shut the grog shops earlier. Stop turning Byron bay into a ghetto for losers and drunks out to rage at the expense of our safety and amenity so just so a bunch of greedy proprietors pretending to be Byron Naturally can get richer. Byron naturally…what a joke , it is everything but.

  2. Every time you go to any large town or city in Australia you are on lots of CCTV cameras, if your honest and not up to no good, I dont see a problem, the age of privacy is long past


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