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New COVID-19 cases in Byron, Kyogle and Casino

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

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I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did...

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Pre-Accelerator program on offer

Those seeking to start a business, or with an early-stage business are encouraged to apply for one of four subsidised program places through the Sourdough Business Pathways Pre-Accelerator Program.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

Now that Lismore LGA is out of lockdown, the number of acceptable reasons for residents to cross the border into Queensland has increased.

Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

Stories about "Aquasplash":

Changes to Tweed council policy would ‘open back door’ to Aquasplash

A residents group says a recommendation to be considered by Tweed Shire Council tonight would fly in the face of the council’s longstanding but yet-to-be-adopted draft policy on commercial recreation activities on public open space.

Floating-fun-park bids for Tweed rile candidates

Opponents of two bids to operate a controversial inflatable water fun park for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour at Tweed Heads to be debated , tonight, the last meeting before the September 10 poll, have urged councillors to reject the proposals outright.

Council minority misusing its power on Jack Evans EOI

Chris Cherry, Wooyung The recent Expression of Interest released by Tweed Shire Council to attract commercial water based activities to the Crown Lands in our...

Aquasplash back on agenda after EOI released

A Tweed group says that last week’s withdrawal of a proposal for an aquatic theme park at Jack Evans Boat Harbour may just have been tactical following the release of an Expressions of Interest document.

Aquasplash drops Jack Evans Boat Harbour proposal

A commercial children’s holiday activity that opponents say would have ‘virtually blocked off the northern beach and foreshore’ of Jack Evans Boat Harbour, turning it into a ‘Gold Coast style theme park’ has been withdrawn.

Aquasplash proposal pre-empted council support

A plan to turn Jack Evans Boat Harbour into an aquatic theme park during school holidays was sitting on the desk of a DPI staff member weeks before it was put before Tweed Shire Council, a resident group says.

Bid fails to sink Tweed inflatable-fun-park plan

A bid to reverse a recent Tweed Shire Council decision offering support for a controversial inflatable fun park at Jack Evans Boat Harbour failed at an extraordinary meeting on Monday night.

Tweed councillors and their rubber duckies

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. The licence to pump up a few rubber duckies and float them out on the pond outside Twin Towns RSL has hit the news.

Mayor to help sink Tweed harbour’s fun-park plan

A community campaign to sink a controversial plan for an inflatable fun park at the picturesque Jack Evans Boat Harbour in Tweed Heads has been launched.

Aquatic fun-park plan set to be an election issue

Stephanie Deane, Tweed Heads. The Save the Jack Evans Boat Harbour committee has recently been reformed as a result of the Aquasplash proposal.

The circular economy in action

Life Cykel is a versatile, forward thinking and high ethos company that focuses on harnessing the circular economy and the great potential that mushrooms possess to create quality products for human, and planetary, health.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Organic local Koala Tea

Koala Tea has won several awards over the years and has been inducted into the ACO Organic Hall of Fame.

Organic Forrest

Pioneers of the organic food movement, David Forrest and Sue Mangan have been farming in Federal since 1978.