A #SaveByron from over-tourism public meeting is being called for this Wednesday at 7pm as locals collect signatures to ask that Byron Shire be exempt from new holiday letting laws that will come into effect in January 2019.
The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission has found that a NSW Police Force officer who inflicted multiple baton strikes on a naked 16 year old male in Byron Bay on 11 January 2018 used excessive force.
The idea for a Ballina ocean pool is coming one step closer as the final touches are currently being put on the planning reports that will allow the Ballina Shire Council to start applying for funding to get the project off the ground.
Compelling solo and group drama, comedy and music genres from Baroque cello, ballads, rock, pop, blues and punk are some of the exciting emerging talents that you can enjoy from Byron High School this Monday September 24 at the Byron Community Centre.
This weekend Nimbin musicians will get to go head to head for the chance to win the Airlie Beach Festival of Music’s ‘Passport to Airlie’.
Tweed Greens Councillor Milne has been returned as Mayor for another two years while independent Councillor Chris Cherry was elected unopposed to the position of Deputy Mayor.
It is time to get ready for the fire season. Find out how to protect your home and family at this weekends Get Ready Weekend. Volunteer firefighters are there to give advice on how to be prepared – there will also be fun activities for the kids to enjoy.
Local Nationals candidate for Lismore, Austin Curtin, announced today that he had delivered hundreds of signatures in support of the first stage of the flood plan to his local member.
Long term local artists and disability advocates Suzanne Whiteman and Jeremy Hawkes will be heading to Alice Springs next week as part of the Meeting Place conference to discuss the latest in arts and disability.
Last years successful trial of shark spotting drones on the north coast has led to the announcement that they will be trialling the drones to provide beach safety surveillance over 15 beaches from the start of the October school holidays.
The Top Shop in Byron might no longer caters to its original blue collar worker clientele but it continues to evolve with the times reflecting the character and aspirations of the town.
Celebrating Work Rivers Day this Sunday 23 September a tree planting is taking place at 10am on the riverbank at Col Wiley Park at Byangum.
Performers at NORPA’s studio space are smiling a bit brighter thanks to a $53,000 NSW Government grant 'to create one of the finest spaces for making new theatre in regional Australia’.
With the federal energy policy in tatters, individuals have been getting ready to take on the energy challenge themselves and Tristran Parade in Mullumbimby has just become the first street to declare their commitment to create a clean-energy future.
Cape Byron Steiner School student Lily Harrison was among 25 students who received the prestigious John Lincoln Youth Community Award at Government House on September 14.
Goonengerry-based writer Christina Larmer has launched her 13th book and is teaching self-publishing, which she says has 'become so much easier and more accessible to all'.
Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) has cast doubt on claims by federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (ALP) that Labor’s preferred site for the new Tweed Hospital is ‘shovel ready’.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith has welcomed funding to help save an endangered ecological community of coastal cypress pines at Brunswick Heads but called on Byron Council not to acquiesce to demands of trust that manages the land.
One of the developers behind the contentious and large-scale West Byron urban/commercial development on Ewingsdale Road is taking Byron Shire Council to court over a deemed refusal, despite it being yet to be determined by the JRPP.
Byron Council may be about to move its Australia Day ceremony back a day in order to acknowledge that January 26 marks ‘the day the cultural decimation and denigration of the first Australians began’.
A public meeting will be held in Mullumbimby next Tuesday (September 25) to discuss solutions to the ongoing issues of youth violence and antisocial behaviour in the Shire’s north.
Wondering where you can do a bit of guilt-free shopping for a fraction of the usual cost and stop waste going to landfill? It could be as close as next door or just down the road.
Locals are putting their money where their mouths are and continuing to raise funds to help drought stricken communities. From donating auction items for fundraisers to Kerry O'Brien interviewing drought affected farmers everyone is coming on board.
Labor candidate for the state seat of Lismore, Janelle Saffin, has challenged locals to come up with employment opportunities that could be funded by a $4 billion spending splurge.
The annual Byron Shire Volunteering Exhibition, which showcases more than 50 local organisations that use volunteers in their work, will this year hit the road for the first time.