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May 19, 2021


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Police appeal for help to find missing teenagers

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate the boy and a girl who were last seen in Alstonville on Monday.

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Warm vibe on a cool night

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Interview with magician James Galea

James Galea is no ordinary magician. He’s not the smarmy guy in purple velvet with a cage full of pigeons sawing women in half. In fact, James is proud to say he has never cut anyone in half.

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...

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

Butler Street Reserve checked for PFAS pollution

Authorities are checking the Byron Bay site for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, more commonly known as PFAS.

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

Paul & Wendy Greenfield, Sawtell

Congratulations to councillors on the proactive decision to continue with the clothing-optional (CO) area at Tyagarah Beach and for the trial period with lifeguards. We found this section of beach is welcoming and pleasant during our first visit for a long time over the weekend.

Couples and singles were using the CO status along with those who did not wish to be swimwear free. Both groups used the flagged area side by side, mixing, swimming, body surfing and communicating.

The media regularly remind us of the spate of drownings on our beaches, so to have a flagged area, being policed under the watchful eyes of the trained lifeguards, is extremely proactive. We believe with the correct mix of authority and safety, Tyagarah Beach will only continue to encourage singles, couples, and families on both sides of the fence, to use this section of beach, and in harmony.

We’re aware of the undesirable elements that previously branded this section of beach; however, with the various authorities coming together to provide a safe and respectful environment, there’s a marked improvement in the experience of going to Tyagarah Beach.

We are grey nomads, and we pass through here regularly with Mullumbimby as our base. Although we do not contribute to rates we pay caravan park fees, use local supermarkets, purchase fuel, visit doctors, chemists, hotels, restaurants, and various other utilities.

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