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Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

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Fugly Design Award

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False altar of ‘globalism’

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Local author’s first children’s book weaves a magical tale

After writing three successful novels for adults, local author Sarah Armstrong could have been forgiven for staying on the same path with her fourth offering.

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

Harm Labor

Much as I respect Richard Jones’ opinions on many things, I can’t agree with his conclusion last week (‘Election...

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When...

Architect Designed Beach House With Ocean Views

2C Pacific Vista Drive, Byron Bay

This contemporary beach house boasts magnificent ocean and hinterland views. Positioned in a highly sought after enclave, the surf beach is only a 400m walk away.

Built to the highest standards, this award winning residence features stunning contemporary interiors and integrated passive solar design principles.

Ground level - spacious office/studio, single garage with workshop/storage and undercover car space.

Middle level - expansive living zone opening onto an ocean view deck, New York style kitchen and separate dining area. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms including a luxurious master with ensuite.

Top level - a versatile loft space and a sun deck with simply panoramic views.

Tropical inspired landscaping and a plunge pool are among some of the many outstanding features that this property offers.

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Open: Saturday, 8 November 10–10.30am
Details: Auction
Enquires: James Young 0419 856 840, Sharon McInnes 0408 659 649

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The Perfect Family Lifestyle With Privacy and Space

14 Citriadora Drive, Ewingsdale

Beautifully located in a quiet, peaceful position on a picturesque 2081m2 block, this outstanding family home offers the ultimate lifestyle.

Fully renovated, the home has been designed for relaxed open plan indoor/outdoor living with multiple entertaining spaces and a stunning pool with northern aspect.

The kitchen is very high end and adjacent is the informal lounge which flows seamlessly through bi-fold doors onto an outdoor dining area with a spectacular outlook. There are 4 bedrooms, the main with an ensuite plus a family bathroom. Downstairs there is a fantastic self-contained area for guests, teenagers or family.

Set on the Eastern side of Ewingsdale away from the highway, a quick 10 minute drive will have you in the heart of Byron Bay.

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Open: Saturday, 8 November 11–11.30am and 12–12.30pm  
Details: Contact Agent 
Enquires: James Young 0419 856 840

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Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.