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July 29, 2021

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Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Other News

There’s a Byron Shire north?

Jenny Mansfield, Ocean Shores I received a calendar via letterbox drop from Alan Hunter ‘Vote 1 for Byron Shire Council’. They...

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Local Labor

Asren Pugh, Labor candidate for Mayor Labor has a very long and proud history as part of the Byron Shire community...

The Block mute over its plans for Byron TV show

Plans by reality television TV show, The Block (Nine), to base an upcoming series on  Sunrise Boulevard in Sunrise, Byron Bay, has upset an elderly neighbour.

New gallery and studio breathes life into old church and graveyard

Was it divine intervention or western democracy that changed the fate of a former country church on the Northern Rivers last week?

Byron Farmers Markets temporarily moved to make way for COVID clinic

The Byron Farmers Market is to be held opposite Elements resort on Bayshore Drive this week, while health authorities use the Cavanbah Centre for a drive-through COVID testing service.

On the upside, the ebola outbreak is officially over, the Antarctic is adding ice, and a fabulous prototype electric bus is showing us the way of the future.

Even better, Mal Turnbull likes public borrowing for infrastructure, so any renewable energy project that needs finance and can make a decent business case should be able to get a decent run.

No, it ain’t all good in this world, but it ain’t all bad.  Now, surely Mullumbimby can keep a big old tree.

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay


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Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

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