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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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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.

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

Ballina Shire for the next 4 years: time to have your say

The Ballina Shire Council’s Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2021/22 - 2024/25 will be on exhibition until the 28th of May with provisions for public feedback. 

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Belongi Spit

John Lazarus, Byron Bay An update on proposed development of the Belongil Spit site, for the information particularly of those...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

Charles Crawshaw, Ocean Shores

At 4am on Tuesday, 15 September, I drove all 195 United Nations flags to the front of the Byron Bay Surf Club and lined them up along the beach, ready for the 5.30am sunrise. From that moment until around 3pm, when I dismantled them, my experience and dialogues with the Byron Bay community were simply beautiful.

One man remembered us from last year with Lucy’s birthday party being one true highlight… he promised me to pass on Happy Birthday Lucy… I wonder if she got it?

A group of ladies mentioned I could provide more warning and we could get children to do the ‘sand with line run (of flags)’ along Byron Bay main beach… great idea!

Another sought the Maltese flag, a Serbian one and German one for another holidaying couple from Sydney, and a cheerful Chilean traveller snapping happily!

One man’s first words to me were ‘world peace!’ Another lady said it was to do with the Sydney Olympics. A few people even declared ‘it’s World Peace Day!’

Thank you everyone for making this 20th birthday a completion for me, and happy 13th Birthday to Lucy who started the World Peace Take Off Party in the same place last year!

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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

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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

Upside down river

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Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.