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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

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Rotary Downunder Baton handed over at Byron Bay

The Rotary Club of Byron Bay recently took the Rotary Downunder Baton to the most easterly point of Australia as part of its national journey. As well as being the national celebration of one hundred years of service by Rotary in Australia, the theme for the centenary is 'Rotary says no to domestic violence'.

Bayside, The Corso

Annie Radermacher, Brunswick Heads A clear description of the proposed development as presented to the public was of 37 boarding...

Francis Cloake in running for National Portrait Prize

Byron Bay's Francis Cloake is one of two Northern Rivers photographers named as a finalist in the prestigious Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

Industry response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

As the pandemic has again highlighted the standard of treatment of our elders, Australia’s aged care industry has urged...

Holiday letting policy adopted by NSW govt

New state rules on short-term holiday lets (STHL) for NSW, announced late last week, won’t be introduced to the Byron Shire until as late as February next year, as the local housing crisis intensifies.

On a roll: Paul Clark and Gavin McPhail won the District Pairs earlier this year.

Byron Bay Bowling Club’s Gavin McPhail won the Tweed Byron District Singles title last Sunday.

Gavin played and won three games over the weekend and now progresses towards the Zone Championship early next month, which are scheduled to be played at Byron Bay.

‘Depending on the draw, he will have one or two games to win to make it into the final 16 who play for the NSW State title,’ club member Syl Reid said.

‘All our members wish all the best at Zone and we will be there to watch all the Zone play-offs at the club,’ he said.

Gavin was recently crowned as Byron Bay’s singles champion. He overcame Duncan Elphick in a close and tense match.

The Byron Bowling Club’s minor singles play-off saw Sam Skehan get the better of Werner Borkhardt in another tight match. 


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ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

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Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

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Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.