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Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

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Artists donate work for Wallum cause

They say art imitates life, but can it also save life? This is the ultimate goal of the Save Wallum Art Exhibition and fundraiser that opened at Gallery Cosmosis in Byron Bay on Friday night.

Assange rocks

Julian Rocks that we see in the Byron Shire is just the tip of a much larger mass of...

Traffic chaos?

I note that water mains replacement is soon to be undertaken on Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Timeframe July to...

Tyagarah clothing-optional beach

I am a 35-year-old woman who has been a Tyagarah clothing-optional beach (COB) regular since 2018. In summer, I...

‘Whisky and Smoke’ dining experience

On Saturday 20th July, North Byron Hotel will host an open-fire event ‘Whisky and Smoke’, where chef of the moment Pip...

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

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Ben Purnell at Club Lennox on Sunday

Ben Purnell has been performing in the northern rivers and surrounding regions since early 2000. He’s played in CHXSM, LHB, Big Fly, Due Wave Duo and Due Wave. His music features a mixture of styles and genres with influences such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Rage Against the Machine, Sublime, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Queens of the Stone Age, Ben Harper and Xavier Rudd. These influences help promote a wide variety in original and covered music. Presenting a fun and energetic mixture of music is played to appeal to a wide audience. Styles include rock, reggae, blues, alternative, and punk. Covered artists range from John Butler and Queens Of The Stone Age to Ray Charles. Ben appears at Club Lennox on Sunday from 4pm.


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Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.