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May 14, 2021

Byron paradise paved

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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...

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Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Phoebe Havyatt, Byron Bay

I find it somewhat ironic that a tribute to Joni Mitchell was the first film I saw at the new Byron Palace cinema, where they paved paradise and put up a massive parking lot (and Woolies).


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