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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

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Tallowood Estate open space deal on hold

Byron Shire Councillors have deferred a decision on whether to accept an offer on a large parcel of forested ridgeline land above the Tallowood Ridge Estate near Mullumbimby.

Man charged after dramatic hinterland police chase

A dramatic police chase from highway to hinterland bush in the early hours of the morning has led to the expected court appearance of a 26-year-old man today.

Plan for looming battery crisis

Industry-led voluntary schemes will fail to address the environmental risks arising from battery disposal, according to the Total Environment Centre, as they release a plan for urgent regulation to establish an effective, mandatory product stewardship scheme to safely collect and recycle all battery types in Australia.

MIA: Balson on Wallum

Dear Cr Balson, I understand that you attended the Byron Council meeting last Thursday very briefly, but absented yourself from...

Bob Brown arrested in the Styx

Yesterday Dr Bob Brown was arrested alongside activists Colette Harmsen and Ali Alishah in a logging coupe on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. All three were taken to the Bridgewater Police Station.

New programs and plenty of tennis have flowed from tennis court upgrades in Suffolk Park

Suffolk Park Tennis is in full swing after court enhancements and the introduction of a full program since then. The...

Venus Fly Trap at The Rails on Saturday

Venus Fly Trap is a three-piece band from Byron Bay with Tim Degen (vocals/guitar), Matt DeWit (bass) and Andrew Wilkinson (drums), who play a mix of psychedelic surf rock, rock, and blues.

The musical input of each individual in the band makes their sound very unique and for the last couple of years Venus Fly Trap have been honing their craft in the deepest darkest dive bars known to the Northern Rivers. With a mixed bag of nationalities and musical influences Venus Fly Trap have created their very own brand of surf-inspired grunge and this weekend they will be playing on home turf. 

See them at The Rails on Saturday.


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Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.