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May 13, 2021

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Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

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Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?
Christmas is nearly here! Get into the spirit with these great gift ideas and decorations!

The Magic of Photography

PhotoMagic-camera-canvasesFor all your Christmas photography needs Byron Photo Magic, your Fujifilm Digital Store, has everything covered. Large-format and canvas printing and photobooks are new to the store and make great gift ideas. Of course they have digital and film printing services, batteries, memory cards for all types, camera bags to protect that new camera and a wide range of many digital cameras to capture that special moment including the full range of GoPro video cameras and accessories.

Old video tapes to DVD are also now handled instore as well as battery chargers, card readers, cables, USB drives, frames, photo albums and a huge range of photographic accessories, including tripods, filters, binoculars and even film! Passport photos of all sizes are covered professionally with our store studio; just call in and see Stephen, Karen and Chrissy. Your local Fuji photo lab since 1988.

Shop 4 The Plaza, 108 Jonson St, Byron | 6685 5877


Variety Value

There's a huge range of Christmas decorations at Variety Value!

Variety Value has everything you need on your journey to ‘Destination Christmas’.  Come in and choose from a great range of Christmas gifts, Christmas decorations, LED fairy lights and Christmas cards, wrap, gift bags and boxes.  Don’t forget your Christmas Bon Bons and table wear, Santa suits and Christmas trees.  Sparkling LED rope light silhouettes create a lovely feel to the home and there are plenty of santa and reindeer inflatables too.  Children’s gifts include original Barbie, Ninja Turtles, Peppa Pig, Hot Wheels and How To Train Your Dragon figures.  There is also a wide range of themed monopoly for plenty of family fun. See you at Variety Value!

Next to IGA in Sunrise, Shop 7–8, 8 Bayshore Drive | 6685 5998

Rainforest Rescue LivingGifts… are virtual gifts for real conservation projects

Don2_5Gifts that keep on growing

Give something truly special to your friends and family this Christmas, while making a lasting contribution to protecting our precious rainforests.

Your Rainforest Rescue LivingGift card goes straight to supporting real on-ground conservation projects in Australia and overseas; meanwhile your recipient receives a card explaining the significance of their gift (and it is tax deductible).

Don2_7Protect Rainforests Forever

Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in the Big Scrub, Australia and internationally since 1998.

We purchase and protect high conservation value rainforest and preserve its biodiversity. Our projects also re-establish rainforests through planting, maintenance and restoration programs.

Your LivingGifts could:

• Buy-back one of the most significant regional ecosystems in the world - Daintree lowland rainforest and protect it forever

• Restore critical rainforest habitat for the endangered southern cassowary.

• Protect and restore rainforest habitat for the critically endangered orangutan in Sumatra.

• Preserve one of the richest hotspots of biodiversity on the planet - Ecuadorian Cloud Forest.

• Plant corridors of birdwing vines in northern NSW and southeast Qld to allow the migration of the Richmond birdwing butterfly between isolated pockets of sub-tropical rainforest habitat

Order your Give a gift that will last for generations:


Tel: 6684 4360

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon Dam, which was excluded from...