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May 8, 2021

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Boarding houses

Matthew O’Reilly, CABS president and Council candidate for the new Byron Greens The over-development of cramped boarding-house accommodation in Sunrise...

Meet local firies and save lives, including your own

Meeting local firefighters and learning about home fire prevention is really important and more so in recent times and into the future.

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Property in Focus

Family Living On 6.5 Picturesque Acres

29 Myocum Ridge Road, Myocum


This easy care and low maintenance property is situated only 12 minutes to Byron Bay and 7 minutes to Mullumbimby. It offers privacy and a beautiful country outlook.

The block itself is a gently sloping 6.5 acres with a spring and could be ideal for horses, hobbyists, those seeking small agricultural pursuits or a fantastic and safe environment for the family.

The double brick home is positioned on the high point of the land to make the most of the relaxing rural views. 

The home offers two spacious living rooms, a separate formal dining area plus an informal family meals space adjacent to the well-appointed kitchen. Sliding glass doors open from this space to a sunny paved outdoor entertaining area.

Some extra features include slate flooring, high 9ft ceilings and the property has been built to last. There is plenty of room to add value such as a pool and studio (STCA).

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Open: Saturday, 1 August 11.00 – 11.30am

Details: Interest Over $799,000

Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


Private And Modern Duplex In Great Location

2/28 Belongil Crescent, Byron Bay


Situated in a highly popular and tightly held community, this corner duplex is a great investment or an excellent opportunity for first home buyers wanting to enter into the Byron Bay market.

Set on a 362m2 corner allotment with a lock up garage and no body corporate fees, this lovely home is light, modern and air-conditioned. 

A spacious living area flows through to the kitchen and dining which has access to a covered outdoor entertaining area and private north facing yard.

There are 2 bedrooms with built in robes, central bathroom with separate W/C and laundry.

This location provides a great lifestyle with the Sunrise Shops, Tavern and Belongil Beach all close by. Public transport is available and there is a cycle track into Byron Bay’s town centre.

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Open: Wednesday, 29 July 11.00 – 11.30am, Saturday, 1 August 10.00 – 10.30am

Details: Auction Onsite Saturday, 15 August

Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232, Luke Elwin 0421 375 635


Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.