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May 9, 2021

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Jan Barham, Broken Head

The sale of the Byron at Byron resort will see Lyn and John Parche leaving the management role. They set high standards, delivering five-star tourism and also supporting our community.

After a legal case with the previous owner, the new owner, Gerry Harvey, engaged the internationally experienced Parche duo and an excellent architect, Ed Haysom, to redesign the resort to complement the unique environment.

The Parches have shown great respect for Arakwal from the beginning and ensured that visitors understand and appreciate their connection to country and cultural heritage.

The degraded swamp has been given years of regeneration attention to create an outstanding nature experience.  Lyn and John have been generous supporters of the community; donations, accommodation for local events, and hosting community events. I was also fortunate to serve with Lyn on the regional tourism board and learnt so much from her vast tourism experience.

To the new owners, it’s a hard act to follow, but welcome. And I hope you follow their lead.

To Lyn and John who will remain as local residents, I wish you all the best for your retirement and thank you for understanding why Byron is unique and your commitment to quality tourism and our community.


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