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January 30, 2023

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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

Other News

Lismore hospital works completed

The final stage of the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment is now complete, says the NSW Liberals and Nationals government.

Federal Drive landslip update

Council staff have updated the status of the hinterland Federal landslip that cut access at Federal Drive, north of Federal village on February 28, 2022. The road that connects Federal to Goonengerry has been closed a year this week.

Good results for locals in Yamba criterion

Byron Bay Cycling Club members shook up C-grade at the criterion racing held in Yamba last Sunday. Conditions made for a great morning of cycling despite the high humidity that made the road surface challenging. All riders were able to make their way around the course safely, according to the Yamba Cycling Club report.

Bob Brown – an inspirational activist and leader

Bob Brown is a legend, an inspirational activist who has devoted his life to protecting and preserving our precious environment and defending human rights. He will be in our region soon...

Protecting remnant Gondwana species at Grandpa’s Scrub today

Community and experts are uniting this afternoon to protect what they say is remnant Gondwana species at Grandpa’s Scrub.

NSW Greens commit to Truth and Treaty to mark 235 years since invasion

The Greens have announced their plans for Truth-telling, Treaty and dedicated seats in both houses of the NSW Parliament ahead of the 235th anniversary of British invasion in NSW. 

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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Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

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Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.