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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

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

April 8, 2020

Issue 34.44

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UNICEF fundraiser supports kids through COVID-19

A webcast fundraiser for UNICEF, to benefit children affected by COVID-19 in East Asia and the Pacific will be held Wednesday, April 15, from 9am.


Legal assistance offered during financial hardship

Local law firm Barefoot Law have produced a range of letter templates to assist those severely financially impacted by COVID-19.


After the plague

Not being able to socialise, or go to work, or be abroad for any but officially approved purposes certainly gives a body room to think.


Relief for small business

Small businesses across NSW struggling with COVID-19 shutdowns will receive grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced by the NSW government last week.


Domestic violence on the rise

With many people staying at home, the downside of isolation is the rise in domestic violence (DV).


BYS launches pantry project

Byron Youth Service have partnered with the Northern Rivers Pantry Project to collect donated items and distribute them to families hit hard at the moment.


Council defends bypass process, again

With Council’s controversial Byron bypass project along Butler Street continuing into stage two, it’s emerged pre-clearing surveys and a species relocation report are to be published after the clearing has been completed.


The clipped wings of Gen Z as COVID-19 impacts

In Australia, Gen Z, for the first time in their lives, are feeling the direct implications of a worldwide health and economic crisis and young people are looking to each other for signs of hope and stability.


Bruns adapts to doing business differently

The Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre and the chamber say they have pooled their resources to help the town’s businesses survive the COVID-19 crisis wave and prepare for the comeback.


Eat healthy, stay safe

Now is the time to spend in our community, and an increasing number of locals have been getting out of the ‘Panic Aisle’ at Woolies and buying from the local stalls around the place. One of the benefits of...


Legends really need your support now

Suffolk Park residents Scott and Gemma Levy moved to Byron four years ago to raise their young family in a healthy, happy and beautiful environment. They were married on the beach at Broken Head when their son Skyler was just...


Interview with Bunny Racket

At a time when everyone is bunkering down – staying indoors… everyone’s favourite rock’n’roll rabbit, King Bunny – aka Andy Walker, has decided not to hold back, but to digitally release Bunny Racket’s popular Rock ‘n’ Roll Animals along...


Music and Culture in the Byron Shire from 8 April, 2020

Music and Culture in the Byron Shire from 8 April, 2020


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Mother on a Mission

I hate this world behind doors, behind a screen. This strange diluted reality where our only freedom is walking a dog. My dog is exhausted. My dog is missing his alone time. I’m fucking tired of mine. My dog keeps looking at me with that ‘Why are you still here? Aren’t you going out?’ expression.


Medics ask for patience from those wanting flu shots

Dr Dan Ewald practices as a GP on Lennox Head and says his clinic has been inundated with phone calls from people wanting the flu vax during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Thus Spake Mungo: Two cheers for ScoMo

Two hearty cheers for ScoMo and his $130 billion JobKeeper package. If it had been a couple of weeks earlier it would have been three, but let’s be grateful for what we have got.


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...