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Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

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Bangalow Bread: great bread, in Bangalow

Simon Haslam Yep, the name says it all, Bangalow Bread make bread in Bangalow. But as anyone who’s perused the glutinous...

Avoiding parking fees

I have just discovered the solution to avoid parking fees in Byron Bay. Simply buy a motorcycle and park on...

The politics of climate are a changin’ 

When Tony Abbott won the Liberal Party leadership in 2009, he said the politics of climate had changed. He was referring to soaring electricity prices and his belief that blaming these price hikes on the Rudd government’s proposed climate change commitments would bring him electoral success. 

A treasured community asset

The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

Nimbin boil water alert lifted – remains for rural water supply

The Boil Water Alert for the village of Nimbin has been lifted, effective immediately – but remains in place for rural users. 

Vehicles on beaches

Some Ballina councillors have their heads in the sand about vehicles on beaches! I ask them to think about...

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Mayor claims coastal management plan derailed by Belongil landowners

An urgent meeting with the premier on coastal zone management has been requested by mayor Simon Richardson to clarify a government backflip on Byron’s Coastal Zone Management Plan.

No assurance beach will remain if Belongil rock walls approved

According to a former councillor and civil engineer specialising in hydrology, rock wall development applications (DAs) submitted by wealthy Belongil landowners will transfer public land to private ownership and eventually result in the loss of the iconic beach.

Byron Council settles Belongil court cases

Byron Shire Council has settled two long-running court cases brought against it by separate groups of Belongil landowners, one of which has taken six years to finalise.

State govt refuses Belongil seawall funding

While the long-running saga of building a 1.1km Belongil Beach seawall may well have exhausted public interest, the significance of its outcome could send Byron Council broke and force an eventual amalgamation, at least according to one councillor.

Belongil landowners take Byron council to court

Belongil landowners will again take Byron Shire Council to the NSW Supreme Court over a ‘significant financial loss and diminution in value of their properties,’ and other issues that have arisen from ‘works in front of the Jonson Street carpark.’

Reminders of water’s power remain in the land

Real estate is often thought to be dry land. But long standing depictions of country in Australia focus on water. Aboriginal Australian artworks remind us of the locations and flow of water as a dynamic integrated presence above and below ground.

Rock wall won’t stop climate change impacts

Karl Goodsell, Positive Change for Marine Life, Byron Bay The argument about how well or poorly the Belongil rock wall held up in last weekend's...

Belongil rock wall ‘fails first test’

Belongil’s Interim Beach Access Stabilisation works are being examined by Byron Shire Council officers this morning but critics of the $1 million spent on the project say the money might as well have been thrown out to sea.

Byron coastal plan irresponsible

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I remain incredulous that Byron Shire Council intends to build a rock wall at Belongil with no mitigation measures, in the...

Belongil history can’t be rewritten

Pauline Kapral, Ocean Shores Susan Skyvington’s 1991 memory of only two houses in Belongil area is unfortunately a few bob short of reality. If you...

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.