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Food prices are up, and so is…

I was shocked to see the cost of local bread I buy in Mullumbimby had risen 40 per cent. That particular loaf is becoming a luxury item.

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‘DISASTER’

Government ‘DISASTER’ signs promoting fear of floods are affecting property sales. We are trying to sell our beautiful family home...

Oil spill on M1 near Byron, traffic backed up to Brunswick Heads exit

An accident on the M1 has brought southbound traffic to a standstill from the Brunswick Heads exit at Gulgan Road and Tweed Street.

Agreement on floodplains

The Echo reports Paul Toole, Minister for Regional NSW, stating that we must stop development on floodplains, stop making...

Byron Bay SLSC takes fourth place at NSW country championships

South coast club Warillanhas overturned five years of Cudgen Headland dominace to win this year’s NSW Country Surf Lifesaving...

Calls to extend temporary accommodation for flood insured

The one-year limit on temporary accommodation provided by some insurance companies to people whose homes went under in the flood must be extended.

Dear Byron Shire Council

Why, oh why, did you not add a traffic calming device when you recently sealed Clay Rd, Mullumbimby? This was...

Stories about "broadband":

Regional residents suffering from poor broadband: AMA

The AMA has warned that health services in rural, regional, and remote Australia could fall even further behind city services, without urgent government action to ensure all Australians have access to affordable and reliable high speed broadband.

NBN ‘can’t predict’ north coast connection date

Some rural areas of the northern rivers have finally received broadband quality internet services following the installation of 4G ‘fixed wireless’ towers by NBN Co. But larger communities could be waiting years to see any dramatic improvement.

No new ADSL in Bangalow until August

No new ADSL connections are available in Bangalow until August, according to an industry insider. And even the new connections will be slower than those in surrounding areas.

Wireless NBN ‘a sell-out’: councillor

Lismore Council’s endorsement of two NBN fixed wireless base stations is a sell-out of the community, according to its Greens councillor, who believes it is a second-rate option.

Abouchar honoured with Order of Australia

The new head of the Byron Community College (BCC), Chantal Abouchar, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contributions to business and the media.

Appeal for flag stolen from Bruns

The two Aboriginal flags that fly high over the Brunswick River Bridge on Invasion Day have become a potent symbol of survival and solidarity for many in the Shire. 

TELSTRA – The end of the line?

I live in a valley that was ravaged by flood last year. Telegraph poles were swept out of the ground by landslides and many...

Dear Byron Shire Council

Why, oh why, did you not add a traffic calming device when you recently sealed Clay Rd, Mullumbimby? This was a beautiful, quiet lane, that...