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March 8, 2021

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Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

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Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable...

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay

There has been a lot of talk about ‘The Greens’ political party bringing the Gold Coast into Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads, and Mullumbimby. The takeover of the creekfront of Belongil Estuary and transition of that waterway into a Gold Coast canal began last year and looks set to continue.

DA 10.2020.489.1 for 12 Giaour Street, Belongil seeks to follow on from the approved development at 6 Giaour Street, eliminating all vegetation and building a glass-and-steel box virtually down to the waterfront, with a pool placed one fat fart from the water itself.

This wasn’t supposed to happen under The Greens. But then again, it was The Greens who voted to get rid of backyards and turn them into holiday units for multinational property managers. It was The Greens who turned green laneways into asphalt.

The Greens mayor did a deal, allowing a property developer to exceed floor area and height limits on Jonson Street. A previous Greens mayor did a deal with the same property developer to eliminate the Belongil village centre and replace five shops, a cinema, restaurants, nursery, village green, parking, an art gallery, offices, and restaurant, plus film studio facilities and a yoga studio, with a housing estate. So much for ‘walkable neighbourhoods’.

The Greens allowed 6 Giaour Street to be turned into a monster, exceeding limits, and they’ll probably do it at 12 Giaour Street too.


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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

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Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

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