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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

December 2, 2015

Issue 30.25

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – Love The Coopers

A little pop psychology goes a long way, but an outstanding cast (with James Stewart’s George Bailey ever present) manages to make a silk purse out of what might have been a sow’s ear. Highly commended.


When I grow up I want to be a chef

Photos, video and story: Susanna Freymark John Hamilton is all grown-up and wants to be a chef, happy to leave behind a 16-year career in engineering to follow his dream of cooking. With 72 jobs for chefs in the northern rivers region...


Culture Roundup – 3 December, 2015

Captured live at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 30 October this year, the Gala Des Etoiles celebrates the closing of the 2015 Milan World Expo, a highly prestigious evening made accessible to aficionados around the world through cinema.


Cinema Review – Hotel Transylvania 2

Count Dracula as a doting grandfather is bridge too far for me, but this animated feature is strictly for kids, so an old fogey’s response is neither here nor there.


At last a positive vision for West Byron

Echonetdaily reveals an impressive proposal by retired town planner and longtime local John Sparks for an environmentally sensitive suburb surrounded by wetlands. Submissions close Friday.


Schoolies raise funds for Timor Leste

Not all schoolies are just out to party. Recent school leavers Adam Hegedns and Alexi Provano walked from Bondi to Byron and raised $17,050 along the way for a school in Timor L'Este.


Carols to farewell Mullumbimby Hospital

Carols by Candlelight preparations are underway in Mullumbimby, and the event will this year be held for the last time at the hospital grounds.


Liberation Larder whips up 29,000 meals

The annual statistics for Liberation Larder are out, and highlight the growing need from disadvantaged members of our community.


Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...