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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Byron’s historic jetty engine unveiled

A piece of Byron Bay history, the old Green Frog jetty engine, has been restored and is now on permanent display at the Byron Bay Railway Station.

Byron Shires wildlife corridor 

Byron Greens congratulate Byron Shire Council on its commitment to wildlife corridors and to developing wildlife corridor mapping. We...

Byron paramedics

Our health services are seriously under-resourced, wait times at emergency departments are out of control, nurses have been on...

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers. 

Migrant workers exploited and ripped off

Unions NSW say that a firewall between the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Home Affairs is needed to protect migrant workers from deportation when they report exploitation, as new data reaffirms rife underpayment across Australia.  

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Council staff respond to greywater standoff with Ed Dept at Byron Bay Public School

Further to last week’s story regarding the impasse with the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) and Byron Council over a grey water system, Council’s Manager Utilities, Cameron Clark, has provided more details behind the arrangement.

Woman who stabbed Byron teacher refused bail

Police have arrested and charged a 31-year-old woman from Byron Bay for attacking a male teacher at Byron Bay Public School on Monday April 30.

Byron Public School not in lockdown

A story by the Sydney Morning Herald this morning that Byron Bay Public School is in lock down is incorrect. The children are safe and the school is going ahead with its usual day and children are currently in the ANZAC Day assembly.

Noisy silent disco raises funds for Luka

Local boy Luka Monroe is undergoing treatment for a massive tumour that was found growing in his kidney in February at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and his school is right behind him.

Radiation found in soil at Byron Bay school

Radioactive soil will be removed from Byron Bay Public School after testing showed higher-than-normal levels during upgrade works.

Byron school parking fees prompt staff complaints

Byron Council is engaged in delicate negotiations with Byron Public School over the question of whether teachers should have to pay for parking in the streets around the school.

Byron schoolkids receive a gift from outer space

Students from Byron Bay Public School received a gift last week that was literally out of this world.

Govt inaction delays Byron school upgrade

On Thursday (May 17) the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel deferred making a decision on the long awaited upgrade to Byron Bay Public School because of a missing government traffic study.

Plastic Free Boy inspiring schools

Byron’s Plastic Free Boy, Arlian has been taking to the screen and was recently featured on Channel Ten’s The Project

Plastic Alarm: call to save the turtles

Everything starts as an idea that has the potential to grow into something big. That is what happened for 11-year-old local boy Arlian who is now known as the Plastic Free Boy.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.