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Bravo Mungo

Robert Gibson, Byron Bay Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit...

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BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

Be CaféSmart about a cuppa donation for homelessness charities

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South East Queensland lockdown continues for another five days

Queensland Health has issued a statement that says the current lockdown in South East Queensland will continue for another five days as a precaution following new cases in the state.

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Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a...

Will Tweed Council remove final option for RLSC in Tweed Shire?

At its upcoming Council meeting, the Tweed Shire Council is seeking to remove the option of Rural Land Sharing Communities, which includes multiple occupancies and community title.

OPINION: Australia’s COVID-19 fantasy could’ve been real

Getting too caught up in the details can mean that we are distracted, says political commentator Andrew Street – we need to step back to ask the bigger question of why we’re at this point at all.

Back-to-back BJJ champion Chilli Harel.

Byron Bay’s Chilli Harel won gold on Saturday at the Pan Pacific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu championship in Melbourne. 

Chilli has won the championship for his age group  three years running.

Other Byron winners were head coach of The Academy Daniel Almeida, who  won gold in the masters division, and Phoenix Brebner who won bronze in the pee-wee divison. 

The BBJ Australian Open is on November 18 at the Cavanbah Centre. 


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