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August 9, 2022

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Tucked away in a Mullumbimby music studio, a group of local musicians have been pouring their hearts out through song.

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Splendour sinks

It’s a case of ‘Told you so!’ Splendour establishing itself at the present site drew huge resistance from locals. It...

Plan for floods

Some stories have been told and the full story of the 2022 floods is still unfolding. Society is realising...

A Green New Day – at the Byron Writers Festival

This year’s Byron Writers Festival will bring a fresh focus to the conversation on the environment with a wide range of sessions that will explore the real-world solutions we have available to us to address the climate crisis.

The Healthy Minds Club are busy as!

The Lennox-based (and fast-expanding) young men's mental health group are continuing to change lives and inspire the wider community with activities across the region.

Revenge

The Fischer–Spassky 1992 Twentieth Anniversary Rematch was in fact Russia and Spassky’s revenge. Russia knew that Bobby Fischer was unstable,...

Speed cameras

When can we expect fixed speed cameras on the Butler Street Byron Bay drag strip? PJ Prideaux, Byron Bay

Mitch & Alyson King Horsham, Vic. 

On Monday September 5 while driving on the Pacific Highway my wife and I were involved in an accident with a B-double. Although we were not injured, the same could not be said about our new caravan or tow vehicle.

The assistance we received from the Byron Bay and Billinudgel businesses and staff was heart warming.

Thanks to the tow operators, Peter from Tweed Byron Towing, Dave and Ben Northern Rivers Towing, Tony and boys from Warren Simmons Panels who were able to do temporary repairs to get us home. Thanks to Ashley and Melanie at the Byron Motor Lodge and to Senior Constable Heath McCauley of the Highway Patrol and to all who stopped on the highway to assist. Our unexpected stay in Byron Bay was made a lot easier thanks to all involved.

After three days we were back on the road in our vehicle but no van in tow (a write-off), making it home to Horsham on the Saturday with most of our possessions from the van in the back of our now-battered Prado.

Byron Bay – a nice place to visit, a fantastic place to stay, take the time to enjoy. We will be back.


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Pedal power celebrated at Murwillumbah film night

Those with an interest in films and cycling will be in heaven this Thursday night (August 11) when the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah hosts the Big Bike Film Night.

Beekeepers can get a permit to move hives away from flood water

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Potholes

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The Healthy Minds Club are busy as!

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