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May 15, 2021


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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Ivan Holland, Byron Bay

It came to me as I looked out over a queue of traffic inching its way into town. Surely many of the passengers had a hankering for a snack and caffeinated beverage when they finally arrived at their destination. And yes, there are numerous reputable, legitimate and established cafes on offer, but what if the traveller wanted a more authentic morning tea experience?

My thoughts then wandered to all of the kitchens in local houses that lie dormant every day. What if there were a way to utilise this resource to meet the needs of travellers wanting to refresh like a local? And then bingo – Air Coffee and Cake, or AirCnC for short, was born. A sharing platform to tap into under-utilised kitchens to bring a snack and a cuppa to visitors wanting something different.

The concept also provides homeowners a way to top-up their primary income by allowing visitors to rent their kitchen shortterm for a small fee. The AirCnC platform is a conduit for connecting kitchen facilities with the hungry and/or thirsty and takes no responsibility for any mess and/or breakages (or loss of business for established cafes) that may result from the sharing experience.

As AirCnC increases in popularity, which it will most certainly do, a sister concept will be launched targeting the more mature market and will be known as Air Tea and Tart: AirTnT for short.


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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.