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Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for...

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.


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:...


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.


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…


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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’…


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.


Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.