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February 25, 2021

Cyclist who’d rather take the train

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Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

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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.

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

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. 

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Right to die

James Regan, Myocum Jeff Dawson’s article ‘Celebrating a life and dignified death’ (10 February) highlights the systemic bias that exists...

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.

I admit that I am a city gal from way back and used to certain amenities. I rode my bike everywhere and when that was not possible there was reasonable public transport. I never owned a car until I moved to the Shire.

There are not many downsides for me living in the region but one of them is car dependency. How fantastic would it be to catch a train from Mullum to Byron. How can we make this happen? And why hasn’t it happened already?

Treena Lenthall, Wilsons Creek


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Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.