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February 25, 2021

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Byron teens found guilty of assaulting police

Two Byron Bay men, who were teenage school leavers when a brief ruckus broke out in Apex Park on the night of January 20 last year, have received good behaviour bonds after being convicted in Byron Bay local court last week of assaulting police officers.

Parklands wins permanent approval for Splendour, Falls

Falls and Splendour in the Grass festivals will have a permanent home and an increase in size after the state’s Independent Planning Commission signed-off on a $42-million development application for North Byron Parklands. The approval will see both Splendour and Falls increase in size to 50,000 and 35,000 punters respectively .

Greens call for end to ‘unreliable’ roadside drug testing

The Greens chose the revitalised Mullumbimby Gateway to announce this lunchtime that they will call for an end to the practice of roadside drug testing.

Can Labor win back Tweed?

It seems like ancient history now but a seat often referred to as National Party heartland was held by Labor in the early years of this century. The question is, can they win it back in 2019?

Lismore Council set to ditch projects to fill $6m ‘black hole’

Lismore GM Shelley Oldham has unveiled a ‘black list’ of 33 projects she recommends cancelling or postponing to rein in the Council’s $6 million budget deficit, announced last month.

Did man who robbed servo escape on a pushbike?

Police are appealing for public assistance over an armed robbery at a South Murwillumbah service station earlier this month, during which a man armed with a machete stole cash and cigarettes.

Roads to riches – or more of the same?

In what many might think of as a contradiction in terms, the NSW Greens have pledged more money to fix Byron Shire’s roads than the ALP and Coalition combined.

Lismore set to be a three-cornered contest

The state seat of Lismore looks increasingly like a three-way tussle with National Party support in the district plummeting, according to poll results announced today.

Police stop one naked bike ride, help another

Just hours after a Lismore police officer put a halt to that town's World Naked Bike ride on Sunday, two Byron Bay coppers stopped traffic to allow 200-odd riders onto the road. PHOTOS

Multiple vehicle accident at Tyagarah

Traffic is gradually clearing following a multiple-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway at Tyagarah at around 1pm but motorists are advised to delay non-urgent travel.

The myths about sharks and shark attacks debunked

A recent panel discussion in Byron Bay brought some focussed intelligence to bear on the subject of sharks for a change, instead of the usual Murdoch media beat-ups.

International Women’s Day activities around Byron Shire

An event at the Ocean Shore Country Club will celebrate past local heroes, while an luncheon at Elements of Byron will help support the SHIFT Project.

Developer denies letter to minister was an ‘ultimatum’

One of Australia’s wealthiest developers, who wrote to the premier lobbying for the new Tweed hospital to be built on a site that he owns, denies it was an ultimatum.

Why did premier cancel meeting in Bangalow?

On Friday, a group of locals who were keen to meet the premier to discuss issues including drug testing at festivals and the medium-density housing code were left disappointed when she failed to show up to a pre-arranged meeting.

Walker looks set to lose seat following court case

North Coast based Greens MLC Dawn Walker is almost certain to lose her seat after her supporters last week failed in a court bid calling for a recount of votes for the party’s 2019 upper house ticket.

Get on ya bike – naked that is

Whether you are clad or not, cycling among cars, buses and trucks can be a brutal business – and WNBR is partly there to remind people to keep an eye out for the poor cyclist. Of course, when they’re naked you’re more likely to see them!

Environmentalists locked on at Gibberagee State Forest

High profile environmentalists and Terania Creek veterans Dailan Pugh and Nan Nicholson are among four people to have locked on in Gibberagee State Forest this morning.

Radiation found in soil at Byron Bay school

Radioactive soil will be removed from Byron Bay Public School after testing showed higher-than-normal levels during upgrade works.

Byron’s A&I Estate looks to the future

Things have changed since 1972, when there were only some 2,500 people living in Byron Bay and only a handful of people in Suffolk Park. The Arts & Industry Estate, which was founded at that time, is overdue a revamp.

‘Koala brewery’ DA to be dramatically downsized

A controversial $10million development application for a brewery and tourism venture combined with a koala hospital is likely to be dramatically rewritten, according to the applicant’s planner.

Local identity killed in St Helena crash

The man killed in a fatal single-vehicle crash on Hinterland Way in the early hours of Sunday morning has been identified as local identity Ian Oelrichs OAM.

Byron teens found guilty of assaulting police

Two Byron Bay men, who were teenage school leavers when a brief ruckus broke out in Apex Park on the night of January 20 last year, have received good behaviour bonds after being convicted in Byron Bay local court last week of assaulting police officers.

Parklands wins permanent approval for Splendour, Falls

Falls and Splendour in the Grass festivals will have a permanent home and an increase in size after the state’s Independent Planning Commission signed-off on a $42-million development application for North Byron Parklands. The approval will see both Splendour and Falls increase in size to 50,000 and 35,000 punters respectively .

Greens call for end to ‘unreliable’ roadside drug testing

The Greens chose the revitalised Mullumbimby Gateway to announce this lunchtime that they will call for an end to the practice of roadside drug testing.

Can Labor win back Tweed?

It seems like ancient history now but a seat often referred to as National Party heartland was held by Labor in the early years of this century. The question is, can they win it back in 2019?

Lismore Council set to ditch projects to fill $6m ‘black hole’

Lismore GM Shelley Oldham has unveiled a ‘black list’ of 33 projects she recommends cancelling or postponing to rein in the Council’s $6 million budget deficit, announced last month.

Did man who robbed servo escape on a pushbike?

Police are appealing for public assistance over an armed robbery at a South Murwillumbah service station earlier this month, during which a man armed with a machete stole cash and cigarettes.

Roads to riches – or more of the same?

In what many might think of as a contradiction in terms, the NSW Greens have pledged more money to fix Byron Shire’s roads than the ALP and Coalition combined.

Lismore set to be a three-cornered contest

The state seat of Lismore looks increasingly like a three-way tussle with National Party support in the district plummeting, according to poll results announced today.

Police stop one naked bike ride, help another

Just hours after a Lismore police officer put a halt to that town's World Naked Bike ride on Sunday, two Byron Bay coppers stopped traffic to allow 200-odd riders onto the road. PHOTOS

Multiple vehicle accident at Tyagarah

Traffic is gradually clearing following a multiple-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway at Tyagarah at around 1pm but motorists are advised to delay non-urgent travel.

The myths about sharks and shark attacks debunked

A recent panel discussion in Byron Bay brought some focussed intelligence to bear on the subject of sharks for a change, instead of the usual Murdoch media beat-ups.

International Women’s Day activities around Byron Shire

An event at the Ocean Shore Country Club will celebrate past local heroes, while an luncheon at Elements of Byron will help support the SHIFT Project.

Developer denies letter to minister was an ‘ultimatum’

One of Australia’s wealthiest developers, who wrote to the premier lobbying for the new Tweed hospital to be built on a site that he owns, denies it was an ultimatum.

Why did premier cancel meeting in Bangalow?

On Friday, a group of locals who were keen to meet the premier to discuss issues including drug testing at festivals and the medium-density housing code were left disappointed when she failed to show up to a pre-arranged meeting.

Walker looks set to lose seat following court case

North Coast based Greens MLC Dawn Walker is almost certain to lose her seat after her supporters last week failed in a court bid calling for a recount of votes for the party’s 2019 upper house ticket.

Get on ya bike – naked that is

Whether you are clad or not, cycling among cars, buses and trucks can be a brutal business – and WNBR is partly there to remind people to keep an eye out for the poor cyclist. Of course, when they’re naked you’re more likely to see them!

Environmentalists locked on at Gibberagee State Forest

High profile environmentalists and Terania Creek veterans Dailan Pugh and Nan Nicholson are among four people to have locked on in Gibberagee State Forest this morning.

Radiation found in soil at Byron Bay school

Radioactive soil will be removed from Byron Bay Public School after testing showed higher-than-normal levels during upgrade works.

Byron’s A&I Estate looks to the future

Things have changed since 1972, when there were only some 2,500 people living in Byron Bay and only a handful of people in Suffolk Park. The Arts & Industry Estate, which was founded at that time, is overdue a revamp.

‘Koala brewery’ DA to be dramatically downsized

A controversial $10million development application for a brewery and tourism venture combined with a koala hospital is likely to be dramatically rewritten, according to the applicant’s planner.

Local identity killed in St Helena crash

The man killed in a fatal single-vehicle crash on Hinterland Way in the early hours of Sunday morning has been identified as local identity Ian Oelrichs OAM.
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