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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

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.

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Glen Van der Merwe, Byron Bay

Does the humming noise from your neighbour’s pool pumps bother you in your house between 8pm and 7am seven days a week? If it does bother you, then you can by law ask them to switch them off at these times.

I have been suffering pool-pump noise in my home now for seven years. I have asked the owners of the nearby property to please switch them off during these hours as they are causing me great distress. Their arrogant answers were ‘they are off’, ‘wear ear plugs’, ‘sleep with the radio on to dampen the sound’, or ‘just ignore it because there’s nothing we can do, they need to be on at night to run our water features’. Bad luck, neighbours.

Council have tried many times to resolve the problem, but they gave up and suggested I take them to court, which I’ve enquired about. There is no legal aid and I would have to represent myself and pay all costs if I lose. Is all this fair?

If you have a problem with noise from neighbour’s pool pumps ring me on 0413 683 374 so that we can organise a lobby group to approach council to do more. For example there needs to be an after-hours worker to go around checking for compliance.


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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

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