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April 21, 2021

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Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

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An insult, Poppa

From what I can understand, Poppa Veet Mayo’s letter seems to imply that this latest COVID scare is a...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Remembering Peter Warner

Ballina's legendary man of the sea Peter Warner died doing what he loved best, sailing, during an attempted crossing of the Ballina Bar in rough conditions last week. He was ninety years old.

The Channon resilient after disaster

Northern Rivers communities are nothing if not resilient and The Channon community is preparing to take a proactive stance when it comes to disasters in the area.

Beach Hotel gets a $6m makeover

Owners of the Beach Hotel, Moelis, say they undertook extensive repairs and updates to the tune of around $6m after COVID-19 forced closure and limited trading last year.

DPI has an eye on Lismore’s yellow crazy ants

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, originally from Southeast Asia, that has been accidentally introduced to numerous places in the world – including Lismore.

Melissa Hirsch, Suffolk Park

I’m curious to know if any other locals have had their cars booked for early morning visits to the beach (before 6am)?

As a local, I, and everyone I talk to, know the no parking 1–6am is purely to stop people camping or sleeping in their vehicles… but it doesn’t… and it doesn’t stop locals parking there either.

For at least five months of the year the sun rises before 6am, but dawn is a good half an hour before this. This means if you want to park at the beachfront for sunrise, no matter what your recreational activity (fisher people, dog walkers, joggers, boot campers etc) you are parking illegally (locals pass or not).

Throughout the Shire the various beachfronts have no parking 1–6am or 1–5am. This is hundreds of car spaces that aren’t allowed to be accessed, and for what reason?

I know this is very first world, but we are a community, and these rules are locally generated and there is a huge cohort of people who are illegally parking – illegal for no fair or sensible reason.

I’ve written to Council to have the signs adjusted… I know it’s a big job, but why are we penalising ratepayers?

Another option might be a ‘sunriser pass’ that gives us access to the beach for dawn visits throughout the year so we can park legally in the safest and most convenient spaces that are otherwise available to us after 6am.

Is there anyone else who sees these time restrictions/ parking restrictions as unnecessarily uncompromising?


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Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.