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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Native Title declared on Evans Head after 25-year fight

Last week the court met on Evans Head, where 52 small parcels of land covering a total of 7.2 square kilometres were given native title.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

If you are the kind of person who is chilling out with the family in Byron Shire, marvelling at the nature, getting down to the beach with the kids, mixing it with the locals and generally soaking up the Byron region vibe, then you might be surprised to know that the sort of people who submit Tripadvisor reviews have rated Peppers Broadbeach number 24 of the Top 25 Hotels for Families in the World. Yes, World.

Peppers is located on the corner of Surf Parade and Elizabeth Ave, Broadbeach. Tripadvisor reviewers like its location near BWS, Woolworths, restaurants, the Oasis shopping centre, Pacific Fair, and the ocean, although opinions are divided on the worth of the ocean view rooms, with one Japanese gentleman feeling that the view from his ‘ocean view room was very bad because of the other two hotels in front of the residence’. That’s the Gold Coast for you.

But it’s also Tripadvisor, where one can only speculate on the circumstances that led a woman from Melbourne, who had stayed at Peppers ‘more than 89 times’, stating ‘Service shocking. Never will have us back nor will I EVER recommend.’ When you fall out on Tripadvisor it’s very public, but even when it’s good is it real?


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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.