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Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

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Surf like a woman

Local surfing legend Pauline Menczer has told her remarkable story in a new book, 'Surf Like a Woman', which tells the story of how she overcame sexism, homophobia and rheumatoid arthritis to become World Surfing Champion.

Champion Australian beer

Stone & Wood Brewing, well known for their flagship Pacific Ale, have produced another winner, with their Big Pale...

Potholes deep dive

While Byron Council tells residents there’s no funding to repair flood-damaged roads and vital access to peoples’ homes, or...

Secret MoU adopted for flood co-operation

Mayor Michael Lyon downplayed the secrecy surrounding his request that councillors support a non-binding memorandum of understanding with flood recovery agencies and the body that represents local councils.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

‘Byron Independents’ ticket announced

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon has announced his running mates for the upcoming local government elections. Cr Lyon will again contest the mayoralty, with Dr Meredith Wray, Cr Mark Swivel and former Councillor Jeannette Martin in the group.

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Media reforms to benefit major players

Veteran journalist Alex Mitchell has condemned the Turnbull government’s new media legislation, saying it represented a ‘sweeping victory’ for the major media owners.

New premier has her work cut out

Liberal MPs have endorsed Gladys Berejiklian as the 45th premier of NSW, the state’s seventh premier in 12 years.

Mind control and murder: the climate change denial agenda

An obscure collective of climate change denialists has produced a bizarre research paper which has been sent to the Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet in the hope it will influence Australia’s position leading up to the Paris climate talks.

Murwillumbah Q&A to look at TV political debates

A new award-winning film looking at the development of televised political debates over the past 50 years, screening this Sunday at Murwillumbah’s historic Regent Cinema, will be followed by a Q&A led by ABC journalist Kerry O’Brien.

Did stockbroker fund Abbott’s Oxford scholarship?

Who were the young Australians handpicked for an Oxford scholarship and why have they never disclosed the expansive generosity of the late Rene Rivkin and broadcaster Alan Jones?


Stench of cover-up from Lindt inquest

Stage management of the coronial inquest into the Lindt café siege broke down in spectacular fashion this week with the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions scrambling to ban publication of embarrassing evidence.

High Court clips ICAC’s wings in ‘Cunneen affair’

The High Court’s decision to curtail ICAC’s investigation of high-profile lawyer Margaret Cunneen has severe implications for the corruption watchdog’s future.

Only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported in NSW result in guilty outcome

The latest study from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), shows that only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported to NSW Police end up in a guilty verdict in court.

Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

After an hour's debate, Ballina Shire Council voted to adopt its own Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan at its last meeting.

Households warned against smoke alarm complacency

Firefighters, NRL stars and other top athletes are urging households across the state to make sure they have working smoke alarms fitted in their homes, as Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) launches its annual Winter Fire Safety Campaign.

Surf like a woman

Local surfing legend Pauline Menczer has told her remarkable story in a new book, 'Surf Like a Woman', which tells the story of how she overcame sexism, homophobia and rheumatoid arthritis to become World Surfing Champion.