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April 23, 2021

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Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

Other News

No accountability for proven police misconduct

On Australia Day in 1998, I was the legal observer for the ‘Nude Ain’t Rude’ rally at Belongil Beach.

A coast in need of management

It appears that the long-suffering management of perhaps the region’s most precious resource and attraction, Byron Shire’s beaches and estuaries, are not a high priority for Sydney-based bureaucrats and the Liberal-Nationals government.

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

Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

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.

Discover Ballina & Lennox Head

With easy parking and river breezes, Ballina is the perfect combination of convenience and ease as a destination for shopping and access to services not available within the Byron Shire. Lennox Head is just north of Ballina and is a charming seaside village.

Both are playgrounds for beach lovers, surfers, boats, anglers and eco-adventurers. Its also just a hop, skip and jump (well a 15 minute drive) down the freeway. What are you waiting for?

Old Quarter Coffee Merchants Carpet One My Geek Mate Ballina Fair Shopping Centre B Framed Picture Framing The Book Warehouse Fishy Fishy Belle Property Byron Bay Lennox Head

Old Quarter Coffee Merchants

1. Old Quarter Coffee Merchants

Ballina’s only coffee roaster/cafe in a unique plant-filled warehouse, offering ethically sourced specialty coffees from Southeast Asia and wholesome bites. Convenient location. Easy parking.

Mon–Fri 6am–1.30pm.


0423 415 980

2/6 Endeavour Cl

Carpet One

2. Carpet One

Great range, expert advice, professional installation. Residential and commercial. Tough flooring that stands up to the rigours of day-to-day living.


6686 3855

3/5 Clark St

My Geek Mate

3. My Geek Mate

Need help using technology? Come and see Mark of My Geek Mate – “Personal tech support for bamboozled bipeds.”

Free parking and no potholes!


0431 122 057

1/53 Tamar St

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

4. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Be sure to come along to the FREE Ballina Fair Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, 21 March, 2020, outside Woolworths at Ballina Fair from 9am to 1pm.


Cnr Kerr and Fox St

B Framed Picture Framing

5. B Framed Picture Framing

For personalised custom picture framing, talk to their qualified staff about your framing requirements.

Visit their showroom for framing designs that are sure to impress.

They also stock art supplies.



6686 5856

69 River St

Book Warehouse Ballina

6. The Book Warehouse

Catering to readers in Ballina, Lismore, Grafton and Coffs for 40 years.

Call in to speak with their wonderful staff or check out their new online shop!

Locally owned, competitive prices.


6686 0917

165 River St

Fishy Fishy

7. Fishy Fishy

With friendly service and a great atmosphere, their fish is fresh off the boat and they are committed to using local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients wherever possible. Open 7 days.


02 6687 5599

Shop 3, 80-84 Ballina St, Lennox Head

Belle Property Byron Bay Lennox Head

8. Belle Property Byron Bay Lennox Head

Your local real estate experts servicing the Northern Rivers. Contact them today if you’re looking to buy, sell, rent or invest.

[email protected]

6687 4447

63-65 Ballina Street, Lennox Head

Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.