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February 25, 2021

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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

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Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

A name by any other

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores An extract from Turning the Tide, the latest Australian Marine Conservation supporter newsletter: ‘Last year the Adani...

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville was granted the opportunity to expand its footprint 12m to the west at last week’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Historical Museum shows off its knickers

There is plenty to find out about our ancestors’ ‘intimate apparel’ while you visit the museum and its monthly market, which will be taking place on Saturday.

Alastair Annandale, Ocean Shores

Andrew Hall mentioned parking at the beach in New Brigton in his letter (May 8).

Having parked there ‘nose in’ for more than a decade, the Council’s ‘parallel parking’ has reduced the availability by probably two-thirds. It is an unpaved, unmaintained area, which locals have utilised being aware and careful of gateways and rubbish bins.

The Council must have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars rebuilding the observation platform, supplying running water at last, and we eagerly await the annual ‘Canute fortnight’, where heavy machinery attempts to rebuild the sand dune.

In the meantime, despite my limited daily time on the beach, I have met three local people with Parkinson’s disease and one with motor neurone disease who try to exercise there every morning. There is no provision for invalid parking for these people and other visitors who come to view the ocean or walk the beach.

Perhaps, after the potholes have been filled, it might be possible to pave a section, at least for invalid parking? (Dream on!)


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Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville was granted the opportunity to expand its footprint 12m to the west at last week’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021