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July 28, 2021

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Saddle Road land snapped up for $10m

A picturesque property in Brunswick Heads that was once slated to become an eco-village may become a light industrial precinct after the owners sold it to a developer for $10 million. 

Other News

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Onsite build of manufactured homes in South Tweed deferred

The estimated $13,800,000 manufactured home development slated for 30 Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads South was seeking to build the houses onsite rather than offsite as required by the legislation.

Bangalow health food staff fined for failing to mask-up

Anyone who cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition must now carry proof of exemption.

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?

Cartoon of the week – 28 July, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Magnificent sporting prowess and flag pride after 2021 NAIDOC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people also shone in the sporting arena during NAIDOC 2021. 

Kyuss King finished in the top 2.

Byron Bay surfers Kyuss King and Joel Paxton, along with Lennox Head’s Zak Condon, competed at the Vissla Great Lakes Pro, a QS1,000 rated World Surf League event held at Boomerang Beach with clean one-metre waves on offer.

King is steadily climbing the ratings ladder and was seeded into the round of 64 where he put on an impressive performance that included an excellent range score from the judges to move into the round of 32.

He again put on a solid performance but was pushed into third place by less than half a point to walk away with an equal 17th finish overall.

King has now leaped into 11th place on the Australia/Oceania WSL QS ratings.

Condon again received the WSL wildcard and was seeded into the round of 96 but unfortunately was eliminated in another close third-place finish.

Paxton progressed through his round of 96 heat but came up short in the next.


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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’s bioenergy facility DA

David Dixon, Byron Bay I am concerned Council’s bioenergy project has received no external financial scrutiny and that my requests for a full cost/benefit analysis have...

Why the rush?

Jason Beaumont, Suffolk Park I wanted to respond the brain aneurysm-causing letter by one Sara Rath (21 July). The letter writer was either a troll or,...

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.