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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

March 13, 2019

Issue 33.40

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In this Issue:

What are your ideas about managing tourism in Byron Shire?

A Talking Future Tourism campaign was launched by Council at the Mullumbimby Farmers Market on Friday, with the aim to develop a new ten-year tourism management plan.

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Editorial: A NSW election primer

Two parties are likely be elected to form a NSW government at the March 23 election

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Macadamia Castle ignored over noise issue

For three years, the owner of the Macadamia Castle Tony Gilding has been seeking compensation for what he describes as the ‘theft’ of a large part of his property by NSW Roads and Maritime Services.

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Did iron bacteria cause fish kill in Belongil Creek?

Following the recent large fish kill and pollution in Belongil Creek, Byron Council staff say the NSW EPA test results ‘confirm that iron bacteria was present in the estuary water’.

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Why no community consultation on transport hub?

Byron Shire Council and the state government will not be asking the Byron Shire community for feedback on the proposed Byron transport hub within the disused rail corridor. And here's why.

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Urgent $2m repairs needed for Byron road barriers

An assessment of road safety barriers in the Byron Shire has found that half of them are in poor condition and it would cost $2m to bring them up to a satisfactory level.

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Interview with Tropical Fuck Storm

  Tropical Fuck Storm Blows into Byron Hotel Great Northern | Friday| 9pm | $35.20 A Punk rock absurdist Tropical Fuck Storm is about to strike – prepare yourself for a sonic assault with a live show that is irreverent, intense and freaking...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: My greatest act of feminism

Just last week our prime minister suggested women’s advancement shouldn’t come at the expense of men. Not all men think like that. Some men are different. Men like my son who turned 18 on International Women’s Day.

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Women’s Day in the Bay

Women’s Day was celebrated across the Shire last Friday, as was the important work that SHIFT does in supporting women into work and education.

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Youngsters shine in mountain bike national cup at New Italy

Over 90 riders competed in the two days of national cup tier 1 racing hosted by the Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels Mountain Bike Club at their New Italy track earlier this month. It was the first time the local club...

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30 hit the water for Lennox Longboarders

Crystal Cylinders The Lennox Longboarders held their March club round on Sunday at Lennox Main beach with thirty members competing. Conditions were good to start but a strong NE wind kicked in later. A herd of grommets had an expression session at...

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Twilight cricket teams tussle as sprint to the finals heats up

The finals of the Byron Bay Twilight Cricket competition will be played this Sunday March 17 after the final four teams are decided during the last round of games this week. TNR lost one game before Christmas and have stayed...

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Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.