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February 5, 2023

2022: another big year in sport across the region

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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of...

Other News

Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park reopens

Just off the road between Alstonville and Ballina, the spectacular Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park has re-opened, bigger and better, after an injection of funding and lots of hard work from dedicated volunteers.

Dear Byron Shire Council

Why, oh why, did you not add a traffic calming device when you recently sealed Clay Rd, Mullumbimby? This was...

Ocean Shores swimmers power to strong results at regional swimming competition

A group of seven athletes from the Ocean Shores Aquatics swim team took part in the annual Country Regional...

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is...

Who’s extinct now?

The Nationals MP for Clarence, Mr Gulaptis, is soon to retire and I can hear the koalas clapping. As...

Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued...

The Byron Bay Lady Golfers Pink Ball Day, held in May, was part of a breast cancer fundraiser in the lead up to Mother’s Day. Photo supplied

Alstonville Football Club had plenty to celebrate this year including the senior women’s premiership, a best ever year for the men, a 50th anniversary, as well as both top coaches collecting Football Far North Coast awards. Photo Rob Parkin

Bangalow and Wollongbar Alstonville battled each other throughout the 2022 rugby season, but in the grand final WAR’s experience came to the fore and they won the premiership game 43–12. WAR have played in the last ten grand finals and have won seven of them. Photo Vicki Kerry

The Brunswick Heads Women’s Bowling Club celebrated their 70th Birthday in August. They held a gala day with 28 teams (112 women) attending from across the region. Margaret Darby, Ladies President, cut the cake along with Darilyn Guest, a life member of the club. Photo supplied

The Rainbow Dragon Boat crew were back on the water this year after a covid hiatus and hosted their own regatta on Shaw’s Bay in Ballina. Photo supplied

Byron Bay won the Ballina District Cricket Association second grade premiership after the grand final against Lennox Head was washed out. Byron did enough during a very wet season to take home the silverware. Photo supplied

The Byron Red Devil U/18s won the trophy series grand final against a committed Kyogle 28–16 in Lismore. Photo Cee Bees Photos

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Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a protest outside Mullum’s Council Chambers! By...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’