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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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Corruption

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Why I’m voting Greens 1 on Saturday

What exciting times we live in. Never has there been a better time to be politically engaged than now. This election is like no other. With the problems of the world bearing down on us, now is the time to make your voice heard.

Fugly Design Award

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Pension protector?

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Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Level 43 Acres With River Frontage

257 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby

Beautifully located on the outskirts of Mullumbimby, this level 43 acre property offers stunning mountain views and long creek frontage to the Brunswick River.

Currently working as a sugar cane farm, there is huge potential to improve or transform into your dream lifestyle/hobby property which is ideal for horses.

There is an elevated, solid home in excellent condition. 3 bedrooms, spacious lounge and dining, neat kitchen, timber floors, bathroom, separate W/C and a lovely verandah to enjoy the outlook. Included is a rear shed on a concrete slab.

With easy access into town and popular local schools and showground nearby, this acreage offers so many options, spectacular vistas and an idyllic rural lifestyle.

This property has just had a price reduction and the vendor is motivated to sell.

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Open: Thursday 20 & Saturday 22 November, 1.00–1.30pm
Details: Interest Over $900,000
Enquires: Paul Prior 0418 324 297, Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698

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Elevated Home On 10 Acres With Stunning Views

297 Mafeking Road, Goonengerry

Situated on 10 acres with panoramic mountain and rural views, this property offers privacy, space and a quiet lifestyle.

The land itself is very usable being partly level and boasts forests, fruit trees and a permanent spring fed dam. The brick and tile home is beautifully elevated to make the most of the magnificent vistas.

Well-appointed and in excellent condition, features include; 2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 study areas and timber floors. The kitchen is spacious with a walk in pantry, dishwasher and a new stainless steel oven.

The living area with a lovely wood fire is adjacent and opens onto a huge covered entertainer’s deck.

Separate to the house is a studio and work shed which offers loads of options and extra space.

Located only 15 minutes to both Byron Bay and Mullumbimby.

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Interest Over $749,000  
Enquires: Paul Prior 0418 324 297, Paul Banister 0438 856 552

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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.