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Have your say on Byron Bay’s foreshore 

Byron Council staff have proposed options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal, of the carpark overlooking Main Beach. 

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Labor announces its councillor ticket for Byron Shire

Labor councillor, Asren Pugh, and South Golden Beach local, Janet Swain will head the Byron Shire Labor team to contest the Byron Shire Council elections on September 14.

Do you have an IF?

When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

Young runner qualifies for regional championships

Year four student at Goonengerry Public School Thea Ramsay has qualified for the North Coast Regional Cross Country Championships...

Winter cricket for over-45s gets underway with some big hitting

The inaugural Far North Coast over-45s winter cricket league got off to a great start with over 400 runs...

Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.

Exciting live act

One of Australia’s hottest slide guitarists, Adam Hole is one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.

Dean Coupland at Toastmasters’ Area 30 Speech Contest

Ninian Gemmell

On Saturday October 13, the Ballina Toastmasters Club hosted the Area 30 Speech Contests in Ballina.

This annual event brought speakers together from Mullumbimby, Byron Bay, Lennox Head and Ballina clubs to test their speaking skills.

Toastmasters is an internationally recognised program designed to foster communication and leadership skills.

The Mullum Magic Toastmasters Club meets at 7pm on the second, fourth and fifth Monday of each month at the Presbyterian Church Hall, 104 Stuart St. Phone 0451 567 996 for information.

Byron Cavanbah Toastmasters Club meets at 7pm on the first and third Mondays at Byron Services Club. Phone 0416 423 175.

Ninian is from Toastmasters.


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Byron Writers Festival 2024 Program

A vibrant program packed with high-profile literary luminaries, and new voices to discover, has been released by the Byron Writers Festival. The event will be held August 9 till 11.

A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

Questions remain unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy

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