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March 4, 2021

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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.


Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 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.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Deb Kayes, Ocean Shores

Cape Byron, the place where locals and internationals stand in awe of nature’s majestic beauty.

The thrill is experienced by all at the sight of marine life – be that fish, rays, turtles, dolphins and whales. Then there are the birds, ospreys, brahminy kites, nankeen kestrels, peregrine falcons and gannets, all nesting and feeding here. Along with the swamp wallabies who frequent the bushland and precipices.

A sanctuary that astounds visitors with its rich abundance of life.

Why, then, would you put fishermen into the picture? Arriving at the lookouts swearing, climbing and eroding the cliff face to perch on the edge of the ‘masterpiece’, casting nylon lines and hooks into the faces of the beautiful creatures swimming past. Spear guns aimed as killing machines through the clear waters that seconds before left visitors in awe of their tranquil beauty.

Cape Byron is sacred and a sanctuary. The whole of the bay is special and is a sanctuary of nature.

There is absolutely no need to allow fishing and killing at the cape.

Make Cape Byron a marine sanctuary now!

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