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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Public housing forum/doco May 16

A documentary exploring the devastating impacts of losing one’s home owing to the privatisation and demolition of public housing assets will be screened May 16 at the Palace Cinema.

Foodie fest on the table

Food and culture takes centre stage this week, as Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival returns May 17 to 26.

Can artificial intelligence be used for beach safety?

Is it time for a new approach to beach safety that utilises AI technology to tell locals and visitors where it’s safe to swim?

Serious two-vehicle crash – Alstonville

A man is in a serious condition following a two-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Monday.

Traffic control in Byron’s Main Beach carpark

Minor traffic disruption with traffic control in place is expected in Byron Bay’s Main Beach car park this week.

Byron Shire tops NSW for homelessness

The latest data from the NSW government’s 2024 Street Count has revealed a stark and troubling reality for Byron Shire, which now accounts for the largest number of rough sleepers in NSW. This highlights the urgent need for support for local homeless services like the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre, Fletcher Street Cottage and other homeless services like Liberation Larder.

Stories about "bravery awards":

Pair who aided Ballina shark attack victim awarded for bravery

Two north coast residents have been recognised in this year’s bravery awards for going to the rescue of shark-attack victim Tadashi Nakahara in the surf at Shelley Beach. A further three received a group citation for coming to the rescue of two farmers caught in floods near Lismore.

Ballina rescue crews recognised with bravery awards

Six men involved in a dramatic sea rescue off Ballina will today be presented with bravery awards.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.