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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

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

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

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'.

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

March 13, 2019

Issue 33.40

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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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International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.