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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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Come and try basketball in Byron

The next generation of female basketball players, with coordinator Karen Irwin, turned up to a ‘come and try day’...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond

A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.

Boarding houses

Matthew O’Reilly, CABS president and Council candidate for the new Byron Greens The over-development of cramped boarding-house accommodation in Sunrise...

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Search for a home

Jules Claydon, Ocean Shores I helped a friend move to a new rental property last week, relieved that a stressful...

No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

Dianne Canabou, Main Arm

There are two very clear signs when exiting the Woolworths car park at Mullumbimby stating no right turn. One is within the car park at the exit point and the other across the road facing the car park exit. Why are these signs continually ignored? It takes an extra minute to turn left and drive a few metres, go around the roundabout, and come back to turn into Tincogan Street. Simple!

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  1. Out of all the topics that people write in about. This is a really important, down to earth and practical observation. Follow the road rules. Aside from all the safety considerations, it also prevents traffic piling up as a driver waits and waits for the opportune moment. Only to make a leap of faith under pressure and…ooops…

    Fancy getting into a traffic accident in a busy thoroughfare with pedestrians everywhere, an accident with
    a un registered and non insured car drivien by a backpacker with no money about to skip town or the country? No? Well follow the damn rule of law on the road in the centre of town. These signs are there for everyones happiness. Thanks Dianne.


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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

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Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

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