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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

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?

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

October 21, 2014

Issue 29.19

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Govt pressured over Byron Central Hospital plans

NSW Labor and the Greens are putting pressure on the coalition government to explain how the planned Byron Central Hospital in Ewingsdale will operate if its surgical services are outsourced to the private sector. But they are also arguing amongst themselves.


Splendour, Falls generated millions: report

Yelgun’s North Byron Parklands, which hosts Splendour and Falls festivals, has announced the two events this year generated $41.4 million in economic output for the region, with Byron Shire accounting for $24.1 million of this economic output.


Former Byron councillor faces second cancer diagnosis

Finding out for the second time I had another cancer, a different one, really knocked the wind out of my sails. I couldn't believe it, I didn't feel like talking to anyone nor did I feel like telling anyone I had cancer… again.


Byron Cr Hunter plans to expand transport terminal

Residents on Pinegroves Road, Myocum, are again bracing themselves for more plans by their high-profile neighbour, Cr Alan Hunter, who is looking to expand his transport terminal, which was approved with conditions by council earlier this year.


International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.