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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Byron Councillor’s DA approved, despite staff recommendation

An interesting question: should Byron’s councillors be assessing DAs that have been lodged by their Council colleagues?

Bluesfest COVID-19 safety plan approved

The State Government has approved the COVID-19 safety plan for the Bluesfest music festival, paving the way for the iconic event to go ahead this year.

How do we protect the heritage of a rapidly gentrifying tourist town?

Should future development in Brunswick Heads fit in with the aesthetic of a 1950s holiday village, or do we have to accept that modern architecture, in both style and scale, will inevitably be part of the Shire’s oldest town?

Community Centre seeks bar approval

The Byron Community Centre is planning to turn its iconic verandah into a donors’ bar in a bid to attract desperately needed funding for arts and community projects at the Byron Theatre.

Local concert series organiser hit with $5,000 fine

When local musician Lisa Hunt arrived for a meeting with police last Thursday she was hoping for a somewhat friendlier reception than she had received on the last occasion.

Byron Community Centre receives $129,600 donation

Funding from Vasudhara Foundation will help ensure that a case worker from the Byron Community Centre continues to supportr the most vulnerable members of the Byron community, particularly disadvantaged women.

Adani forced to apologise after defaming activist

An anti-coal activist has fought and won a defamation dispute with mining giant Adani.

Call for tougher regulations in the surf

Should violent and abusive surfers face month-long bans from local breaks? What about reporting serious surf rage incidents involving injury and broken boards to the police?

Police squeeze local musicians over gigs 

Having been starved of live music for nearly a year, the announcement of Byron’s Summerstage concert series brought a round of applause from local music fans and performers.

When the endless summer turns sour

Ben Mallinson was paddling for a routine right-breaking wave at The Pass when the dark-haired surfer suddenly cut across in front of him from the outside.

Byron Shire award winners

Natural Death Care Centre founder and V-Day event co-organiser, Zenith Virago, is the 2021 Byron Shire Citizen of the Year. 

The light within emerges from the ashes

Massimiliano Guerrisi will never forget the sight of his Bega Valley home being devoured during the Black Summer bushfires.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale species. During an eight-month study at...

Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately be decided by concerns over...

Did Reflections hire police to shut down the drum circle?

Locals gathered at the regular drumming circle at Torakina Park in Brunswick Heads on January 3 were disappointed but not surprised when the police arrived.

Police move in on drumming circle in Bruns

Paul Bibby Local police have been accused of ‘playing power games’ in relation to the Brunswick Heads drumming circle, after they set up a random...

Brian aims for kite surfing record

Brian Kiss von Soly is on his way to Melbourne in an effort to break a world record – the world’s longest solo kite-surfing journey.

Recalcitrant Reflections denied Bruns operation

Byron Council is holding its ground in the fight to protect a collection of Cypress Pines located in a Brunswick Heads holiday park, refusing an application that would have likely further decimated the endangered ecological community.

Council to manage native bushland near Mullum 

A precious pocket of old growth forest in Mullumbimby is a step closer to being in public hands after Byron Shire councillors voted to take responsibility for the site last week.

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Byron Councillor’s DA approved, despite staff recommendation

An interesting question: should Byron’s councillors be assessing DAs that have been lodged by their Council colleagues?

Bluesfest COVID-19 safety plan approved

The State Government has approved the COVID-19 safety plan for the Bluesfest music festival, paving the way for the iconic event to go ahead this year.

How do we protect the heritage of a rapidly gentrifying tourist town?

Should future development in Brunswick Heads fit in with the aesthetic of a 1950s holiday village, or do we have to accept that modern architecture, in both style and scale, will inevitably be part of the Shire’s oldest town?

Community Centre seeks bar approval

The Byron Community Centre is planning to turn its iconic verandah into a donors’ bar in a bid to attract desperately needed funding for arts and community projects at the Byron Theatre.

Local concert series organiser hit with $5,000 fine

When local musician Lisa Hunt arrived for a meeting with police last Thursday she was hoping for a somewhat friendlier reception than she had received on the last occasion.

Byron Community Centre receives $129,600 donation

Funding from Vasudhara Foundation will help ensure that a case worker from the Byron Community Centre continues to supportr the most vulnerable members of the Byron community, particularly disadvantaged women.

Adani forced to apologise after defaming activist

An anti-coal activist has fought and won a defamation dispute with mining giant Adani.

Call for tougher regulations in the surf

Should violent and abusive surfers face month-long bans from local breaks? What about reporting serious surf rage incidents involving injury and broken boards to the police?

Police squeeze local musicians over gigs 

Having been starved of live music for nearly a year, the announcement of Byron’s Summerstage concert series brought a round of applause from local music fans and performers.

When the endless summer turns sour

Ben Mallinson was paddling for a routine right-breaking wave at The Pass when the dark-haired surfer suddenly cut across in front of him from the outside.

Byron Shire award winners

Natural Death Care Centre founder and V-Day event co-organiser, Zenith Virago, is the 2021 Byron Shire Citizen of the Year. 

The light within emerges from the ashes

Massimiliano Guerrisi will never forget the sight of his Bega Valley home being devoured during the Black Summer bushfires.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale species. During an eight-month study at...

Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately be decided by concerns over...

Did Reflections hire police to shut down the drum circle?

Locals gathered at the regular drumming circle at Torakina Park in Brunswick Heads on January 3 were disappointed but not surprised when the police arrived.

Police move in on drumming circle in Bruns

Paul Bibby Local police have been accused of ‘playing power games’ in relation to the Brunswick Heads drumming circle, after they set up a random...

Brian aims for kite surfing record

Brian Kiss von Soly is on his way to Melbourne in an effort to break a world record – the world’s longest solo kite-surfing journey.

Recalcitrant Reflections denied Bruns operation

Byron Council is holding its ground in the fight to protect a collection of Cypress Pines located in a Brunswick Heads holiday park, refusing an application that would have likely further decimated the endangered ecological community.

Council to manage native bushland near Mullum 

A precious pocket of old growth forest in Mullumbimby is a step closer to being in public hands after Byron Shire councillors voted to take responsibility for the site last week.
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