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May 14, 2021

Latest News

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...


Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...



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Pie-Eating Competitors... Start Training!


Uncle Tom's Pie-Eating Competition at The Mullumbimby Show on Saturday, November 9 at 2pm is already getting plenty of interest from the pie eating community and gastronomes throughout the Shire.

This fun family event is at 2pm, Saturday near the stage. In 2013 there are three divisions: Open, under 16 and under 12, with a combined prize pool of over $300.

Interested in having a go? Here’s how it works.

Three aspiring pie-eating champions from each division are timed eating a single pie. The top three times are recorded by the judges and at the end of the two hour competition the three quickest eaters in each division are declared winners.

The 2012 competition saw the open division winner, Banjo Curtis, blow away the rest, eating a 250g beef pie in the astonishing time of 41.9 seconds.

Last year we saw father pitted against son and friend against friend in a speed-eating display the likes of which the shire has never seen. It was difficult to tell if it was more enjoyable entering or watching the display but it provided a lot of laughs to all involved.

Entry to the competition is $2.

Vintage Motorbike Competition


Brad Lang’s Chincogan Mechanical Repairs 66843797

Mullumbimby Motorcycles and Jet Ski 66843588

Gate fee of $10 is your entry fee.
Bikes to be parked by 10am


Best Entry 1930-1940 1951-1960

1941 -1950

1961 – 1970

Best Harley Davidson

Best Presented Bike Overall

Best Off-Road Bike

Best Other Make

Pet Show

Sunday Morning 10am

With Comedian Ellen Briggs, Mullumbimby Showgirls and Mullumbimby Vet Clinic Staff

General Categories:

Ugliest Pet, Most Unique Pet, Pet that looks most like owner, Best trick

Dog Categories:

Largest Dog, Smallest Dog, Saddest Eyes, Happiest Eyes, Curliest Tail, Longest Tail, Longest Coat, Curliest Coat

Cat Categories:

Cutest Kitten, Fluffiest Cat

Human Categories:

Person most dressed like pet, Most obedient owner

Friday Farmer’s Market

Music on Friday, 8th November from  8.30-11.00 Three Little Sisters

Mullumbimby Farmers Market operates rain or shine.

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Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...