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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

Other News

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Interview with The Buckleys

Sitting with The Buckleys, you know they are siblings. They have this natural ease and fluidity with each other. A lack of self-consciousness. A lot of love, but you also know they keep each other in check.

Property in Focus

FirstNationalBB-PIF-604-14MonetDrPerched high on the Montecollumn Ridge

14 Monet Drive, Montecollum




This exclusive 17 acre property boasts 360 degree views from the beaches enveloping Byron Bay through to the Lighthouse and Mt Chincogan down the Huonbrook Valley. The property has been designed to take full advantage of the glorious outlook.

The large contemporary home will accommodate family gatherings on the grandest scale in complete luxury and comfort.

This property offers what most people move to this area for, peace, privacy a natural environment and a totally relaxed lifestyle.

Features include;
• Light filled 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom quality built home
• 8 minutes’ drive to Mullumbimby shops and 25 minutes’ drive to beach
• Indoor/outdoor lifestyle with multiple living and entertaining areas
• Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances
• All 4 bedrooms are king size with air conditioning, beautiful views
• 3 wrap around entertaining decks with ocean and hinterland views
• Large in ground solar heated pool, heated spa and shower room
• Perfect for a large family or 2 small families
• Beautiful established gardens
• Broadband internet access
• Solar hot water, several water tanks, bore and 3 phase power
• Shed ideal for banana plantation

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Open: Thursday 4 February 12.00 – 12.30pm,
Friday 12 February 2.00 – 2.30pm,
Saturday 13 February 10.00 – 10.30am
Contact Agent For Price
Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, James Young 6685 8466


FirstNationalBB-PIF-604-46BrokenHeadRdFamily Home + Granny Flat + Studio

46 Broken Head Road, Newrybar




Set on 2685m2 (over half an acre), this Newrybar property offers a real sense of privacy and elevation with a beautiful, vast rural outlook, granny flat accommodation plus work studio spaces.

The solid brick home features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All of the bedrooms have BIR’s, the main has a WIR, ensuite and aA/C. There is a central bathroom, separate W/C, store room and separate laundry.

At the hub of the home is an open plan living, dining and kitchen with high raked timber ceilings and large windows to showcase the glorious rural outlook.

Separate to the home is a one bedroom granny flat with living room, kitchenette, bathroom and laundry. PLUS there is also a 2 room work studio with storeroom and small tool shed.

Surrounded by 37 hectares of farmland with the convenience of being able to walk to the Harvest Café, or you can drive a few minutes to Broken Head beach for a surf. Byron Bay, Bangalow and Lennox Head are also close by.

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Open: Saturday, 30 January 10.00 – 10.30am
$750,000 to $830,000
Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, Su Reynolds 6685 8466


Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.