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May 8, 2021

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Thousands of sober stoners march for drug law reform in Nimbin

Nimbin HEMP Embassy President Michael Balderstone said he was surprised at the high turn-out, given a heavy police presence on streets surrounding the rainforest village.

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

May 13, 2015

Issue 29.48

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NSW Health withholds hospital docs

NSW Health bureaucrats have refused to release all documents relating to asbestos at the closed Mullumbimby hospital following calls from the Mullumbimby Hospital Action Group. Asbestos is known to be within one section of the hospital building, yet residents claim it is not a health threat as it is contained.

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Putting the Stone in Stone & Wood

Cast your mind back to the recent state election night. While most people were either enthralled by, or desperately avoiding, the political coverage, friends, family and suppliers of Stone & Wood were treated to the festivities of Stone Day:...

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Byron Rugby victors in the Beef to Reef

Byron Bay Rugby Union have claimed the trophy and bragging rights in the inaugural Beef to Reef Cup, beating the Casino Bulls 43–5 at home on Saturday.

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Pitch Perfect 2 – Movie Review

The Barden Bellas are a prestigious all-girl group of college singers. After three years of being the best on the circuit, the current crop disgrace themselves through a ‘wardrobe malfunction’. The only way back for them is to shine in A Cappella World Championships in Copenhagen…

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The Longest Ride – Movie Review

You don’t always get what you bargained for at the movies – and that can be a good thing, too.

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Culture roundup May 13

In this week's culture roundup: Shaun Parker presents Blue Love, our monthly Arts Feature, fundraisers for Nepal and the inaugural Bello Winter Music.

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Diesel train plan for Byron Bay meets opposition

Residents in Byron Bay’s Sunrise estate say plans to run a World War II heritage diesel train from the North Byron Beach resort into the town would involve significant disruption, noise and diesel pollution up to four times an hour in their neighbourhood.

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Youth service resorts to crowd funding as govts reduce services

For 26 years, Byron Youth Service has run programs, courses, events and activities which have nurtured talent and provided life skills for young people. But funding cuts by both state and federal governments now threaten their ability to provide these services.

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Tommo’s five-minute hat-trick

They weren’t the prettiest wins in their recent history but the Great Northern Byron Bay Rams did manage to totally overwhelm the battlers from Casino in both Premier and Reserve grades on Saturday

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Mullumbimby unites to help Nepal

A benefit gig for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal is set to feature Wild Marmalade, Gabriel and Cecilia, Walrus & The Carpenter, The Hottentots, Amir Paiss, Avishai Barnatan and Shai Shriki. Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson will MC.

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Cape Byron Lighthouse to get LED lighting

Renovations are underway at the Cape Byron Lighthouse that will include upgrading the light source of the lens to modern LED (light emitting diode) bulbs after painting works are complete, as part of a trial.

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Red Devils taken to the cleaners at Casino

In rugby league, it is not uncommon to hear the losing side attempt to console themselves with ‘at least we won the second half’…

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Things are warming up in The Sun

These days there’s only a very short list of family-friendly venues where you can get a good meal for a reasonable price, have a drink and let the kids run around safely within sight of the dining table. That’s why The Sun Bistro in Byron is very popular with parents.

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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.