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May 18, 2021

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Butler Street Reserve checked for PFAS pollution

Authorities are checking the Byron Bay site for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, more commonly known as PFAS.

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Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

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

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

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.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

How to exercise more voting rights in council elections

Being a property owner in NSW isn’t just a financial advantage, it also means you have more rights to vote than non-property owners.

Jonathan Boulet, Coolangatta Hotel, Wednesday

Jonathan Boulet is excited to announce that he is packing up the van and taking his band on the road for an Australian headline tour in support of his brand new album, We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart. Fresh from his incredible appearance at Vivid Live (Sydney Opera House), the tour takes in eight cities, and will be most fans’ first chance to see Boulet debut songs off the new album, including current single This Song Is Called Ragged, alongside faves Trounce and You’re A Animal.

See Jonathan at the Coolangatta Hotel on Wednesday.

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Resilient communities training on offer

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