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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

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Australia Day Warning from your local SLSC

Surf Life Saving New South Wales has issued a warning to beachgoers to heed safety advice after a huge weekend on beaches, with heatwave conditions and large swells forecast for today.

Shark spotted by Evans Head drone

A large school of whaler sharks was spotted at Evans Head yesterday, causing the beach to be closed for most of the day.

New Year’s warning for NSW Beaches 

Surf Lifesavers across the state are on standby for incidents, rescues and other emergencies in the lead-up to the traditionally busy and often dangerous New Year’s period.

Bruns drumming circle outside capitalist logic 

Local police were in attendance on Sunday afternoon, when around 70 people gathered at the park next to Torakina Beach in Brunswick Heads.

Litter threatens bird nesting area

No stranger to piles of emptied beer bottles gracefully lining its sandy shores, the tourism hot spot of the Byron Bay once again welcomes its latest addition to the family.

Beaches being trashed, but who is responsible?

Irresponsible 4WD users are again trashing South Ballina Beach and Patches Beach, as well as areas further south.

Tweed beach carparks to open in 10 days

Tweed Shire Council held an emergency meeting last Friday to decide whether local beach carparks should remain closed.

Beachside carparks closed in Tweed Shire

Beachside carparks have been closed in Tweed Shire until  April 27. The decision was made at an extraordinary ‘virtual’ meeting of Tweed Shire Council last night.

Some beaches in Byron Shire to close

Main Beach at Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads beach will closed this weekend with Surf Lifesaving NSW announcing volunteer patrols have ceased.

Lifesavers remind beachgoers to social distance

With the entire country being asked to isolate, many people are looking to find places they can still get out and exercise while adhering to the constraints of social distancing.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.