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Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2021

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

84 people in 7-day COVID lockdown in Byron Bay

A new case of COVID-19 in Byron Bay has led to the lockdown of 84 people for seven days.

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Byron’s new estate

Having just read in The Daily Telegraph of the approval of Harvest Byron Bay’s 149 lots, I am shocked...

F***ked

Simon Kofe, foreign minister for the small Pacific nation of Tuvalu, brought a slice of reality to the COP26...

Public access to Bruns foreshore reduced by Reflections, say residents

Brunswick Heads residents are concerned that the managers of the Terrace Reserve Holiday Park are failing to stick to a court-ordered plan for the park, resulting in a potential loss of public access to the precious Brunswick River foreshore.

Zenith Virago, Brunswick Heads

I would just like to thank everyone for your loving messages of congratulations. It was overwhelming to be nominated and to become the 2021 Byron Citizen of the Year. Thank you everyone. It was so unexpected, but it feels fabulous to be recognised and honoured by the community. I also want to honour the other nominees for their community work.

I trust it will encourage people to do the work they believe in, to stand up for the causes they believe in, to be unconventional, to be queer and visible, and to learn so many rich life lessons to become the very best people we can be, with all our imperfections. To not be afraid. 

It’s been an incredible experience to live this one wild and precious life, to have been an unruly, outspoken feminist and dyke. To somehow, slowly to have become an easily accessible community resource, to stand strongly for women’s issues, and to protest against violence on women and children. To create and present the V Day flashmob and the Vagina Conversations, and encourage the word vagina to be in more common usage. To stand up openly for LGBTIQ issues, equal human rights and marriage equality. To have made dying, death, and loss a more familiar, and easier to bear experience. To dive deep into death, ceremony and our rites of passage with so many courageous and capable people. To marry over 2,500 couples, to have had so much fun doing it, to have met such incredible people, to love and be loved. I feel so fortunate.

So, to all of us living, working, and volunteering to make ourselves, our friends, our families, our communities and our worlds more holistic, concerned, connected and kind – never give up. Every little action, every loud noisy protest, every debate counts. We really do need to be the change we want to see.


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Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

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Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

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Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

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