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Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

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Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Jaimini hut

Margot Hays, Bangalow I would like to voice my opinion regarding the hut structure at Belongil where Jaimini sits and...

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Don’t worry, be greedy

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia The deputy prime minister has said that the government will consider excluding agriculture from future long-term...

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

February 10, 2016

Issue 30.35

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Cinema Review – Sisters

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey first came together in Baby Mama (2008)

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Look out AFL, here come the Byron girls!

The Byron Magpies Junior AFL Club will field its first all-girls teams this year.

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Who will you vote for?

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is calling on the nation’s sports fans to vote for their favourite athlete and team as part of its annual awards ceremony, the AIS Sport Performance Awards. A public vote will determine the ABC...

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And the award goes to…

The Countdown is now on to the 27th Byron Bay Bluesfest. On 26 January festival director Peter Noble, who ironically describes himself as ‘an old angry motherfucker!’ was awarded the very prestigious OAM – Order of Australia medal for his services to the music industry.

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Terrific talking twats!

This Sunday is Valentines Day. And before you think it’s all wine and roses and corny cards about true love, remember that it’s also V Day – part of a global revolution to protest against violence against women and children around the world…

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Culture Roundup – February 10, 2016

Stefan Smith’s photographic vistas are informed by more than 20 years of experience as a practising visual artist, and showcase the natural beauty of the Byron Shire and beyond.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: You Had Me At Colonoscopy

By 4 February I’d achieved some of my bucket list items: (1) Taken family on overseas holiday Tick. (2) Elope on beach in Hawaii Tick. (3) Have a colonoscopy…

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Byron’s iconic surfing beaches still under threat

Byron’s world-renowned surfing beaches and related ‘tourist activities’ are at risk owing to Byron Shire Council’s relentless push to create plans that favour coastal protection structures, a state government department warned again recently.

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The grand Earle of Blues

Steve Earle has had a big life and has often found his way onto the highways and byways of controversy, sometimes on his own path and sometimes where he crossed the path of others…

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Bruns van owners evicted – Fingal next

It was an end of an era for caravan owner Kelly McKelvey, as her storage van left Brunswick Heads last week after North Coast Holiday Parks evicted the last onsite caravans owned by the public.

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Byron Council moves against mandatory detention centres

No Business In Abuse, a movement which aims to pressure corporations that ‘are making billions from the abuse of people seeking asylum’, was supported by councillors at last week’s meeting.

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Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital get underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital referbishment.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.