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July 30, 2021

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Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

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Byron’s bioenergy facility DA

David Dixon, Byron Bay I am concerned Council’s bioenergy project has received no external financial scrutiny and that my requests for...

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

Byron Shire residents urged to get tested

Fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been found in the Byron Bay sewerage treatment plant (STP) that services Byron Bay, Broken Head, Suffolk Park, Wategos, and Sunrise areas and the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) are asking residents and visitors to get tested at the first sign of any symptoms.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere...

Healthy Tips on Macadamias from our Naturopath

Do you still believe that eating nuts makes you fat?

According to the 2012 Nut Report, people who include a handful of tree nuts a day in their diets have a lower body mass index, less risk of chronic disease, and are less likely to gain weight than people not eating nuts.

According to Lisa Yates, advanced dietician and author of the report, tree nuts such as macadamias contain good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated), are high in protein and fibre, and are important for prevention of heart disease and diabetes.

Ian of Nudgel Nuts and Anthony from Tuckombil Natives both sell wonderful local macadamia nuts grown in the northern rivers and many other products made from them. We especially love the Macadamia Sprinkle from Ian on porridge in the mornings and the Macadamia Paste from Anthony on toast!

For more information and recipes for macadamia nuts and macadamia oil, see their Facebook page.

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The draft concept plan for John...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.