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February 25, 2021

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Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Other News

Tweed mayor and rail trail

Richard White, East Ballina I watched a Facebook video of Mayor, Chris Cherry, addressing a meeting, organised by the Northern...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

Date change – Kerry interviews Zoe Daniel

Journalist Zoe Daniel's conversation with Kerry O’Brien regarding her new book, Trumpland, has been rescheduled.

Saltwater mob style

Story & photo Melissa Butters If you’ve ever tasted the wild fish rillettes from The Bay SmokeHouse you know what’s...

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Property in Focus

Brand New Home In Suffolk Park

Lot 1, 113-115 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park


Set amongst lush coastal rainforest, this brand new architecturally designed home offers contemporary and affordable family living and complete privacy.

Within walking distance to beautiful Tallow Beach, local schools and the renowned Byron @ Byron Resort and Spa, the location is simply fabulous.

The ground floor features an expansive open plan kitchen, dining and living area with timber flooring and an abundance of natural light filtering through. This space flows onto a covered entertaining patio with a pleasant treed outlook. A bathroom and a covered carport complete this level.

The 2nd floor enjoys excellent accommodation with 4 bedrooms. The master has a full ensuite and glass sliding doors open onto a parents retreat timber deck. A family bathroom is central to the remaining bedrooms.

The property has fantastic rental income potential as the current market appraisal is $820 - $900pw.

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Open: By appointment

Details: Contact Agent for Price

Enquiries: James Young 0419 856 840, Tara Torkkola 6685 8466


2 Vacant Lots Sold, Only 3 Remaining!

113-115 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park

Land Starting From $370,000. Lots 1, 4, 5 and 6 available for sale.

This is an exclusive opportunity to purchase land in a magnificent location. With the build price from $350,000, this is the most affordable house/land package so close to Byron Bay town centre.

Enjoying total privacy and surrounded by coastal rainforest, there are 4 lots available set within walking distance to Tallow Beach and the Byron @ Byron Resort and Spa.

Each allotment comes with DA approval to build stunning architecturally designed homes, visit our website for full details. Lot 1 is already constructed and is also for sale. Fantastic rental income potential with a market rental appraisal of $820 - $900pw.

With very few lots available in our town, “Retreat At Byron” is a highly desirable location where all life’s pleasures await you.

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Open: By Appointment

Details: LAND – Starting from $370,000

Enquiries: James Young 0419 856 840, Tara Torkkola 6685 8466


Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.