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July 28, 2021

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

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Old Byron Hospital DA on exhibition

Plans are finally in for the redevelopment of the old Byron Hospital that will facilitate its transformation into a much-needed community hub.

Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

Green is the colour of my discontent

Tom Tabart, Co-founder, Byron Greens The Greens team for the Council election has a problem with the inclusion of Sarah Ndiaye,...

Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning...

Guy Knox

Brunswick chief training officer Braeden McHugh-Easy gets support from new surf life savers David Johnson, Ella Holloway, Kiri Olsen and Bronwyn Morris. Photo supplied

Locals and visitors can be reassured when they head to Brunswick Beach as four new surf life savers have graduated from the Bronze Medallion surf life saving course.

Eight weeks of intensive training covered practical and theory subjects including rescue board handling in surf conditions, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid and patient management, radio operations, tube and board rescue techniques and all other factors relating to beach safety.

The successful candidates received a Certificate Two in Public Safety.

As the summer holidays approach, enjoy the beautiful beaches and stay safe by swimming between the flags.


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