Byron Bay’s Hello Sunday Morning, featuring Tommy Franklin and in fact held last Saturday, was a great success with about 500 people enjoying the morning. SEE PHOTOS
It has come to light that NORTEC has recoded significant business losses during the last few years shedding more light on the motivations behind their recent withdrawal from programs they have been funded to provide both in the Byron, Lismore and Ballina shires.
Intimidation and assault in Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay lead to charges being laid against local juvenile male.
The man accused of murdering local DJ Chris Bradley in Byron Bay on Christmas Day will remain behind bars until the NSW Supreme Court decides whether or not he should be granted bail.
Electric-bike hire business owner Luke Young was preparing to spend Christmas day chained to the top of his business container, however, the intervention of lawyers has averted the crisis – for now.
Vanpackers should be welcomed into the Shire and given designated parking areas, rather than being ostracised for the actions of a small minority, a veteran van man says.
In our town, from December to January, each Royal Poinciana Delonix regia blooms. The magnificent red flowers cascade over the soft green leaves.
Liz Levy, Suffolk Park. Well done Byron shire councillors! At last, Byron Shire might have a sensible debate about traffic lights.
Thirteen-year-old Kiahn Ladkin has just received the news that she had been awarded a GO Foundation scholarship to help her follow her dream.
NORTEC is refusing to extend time for small business to find new locations over Christmas, yet it continues to itself as small a business supporter.
Doug Luke, co-ordinator, Victims Of Holiday Letting. The Byron community has seen a massive increase in illegal holiday lets during the past four years. This has been to the detriment of our community.
NORTEC claims to be ‘creating opportunity and inspiring the future’ and that they are able to provide ‘small-business solutions’ but they have demonstrated that supporting and inspiring is not at the top of their list of priorities – at least not for the small businesses they were supposed to be supporting in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Goonellabah.
From the days of the dinosaurs, birds have been an integral part of our world. People have always watched and listened to them and members of a wise culture would also be learning from them. But are we?
By night, the nearby ICOLLs are creatures inhabiting my dreams. Intermittently Closed and Open Lake or Lagoon (ICOLL) is the proper name for the Richmond and the Brunswick, the Belongil and the Tallow waterways.
Though I am on my way to somewhere else, I pause at the mangroves. They are a steadfast shelter as the fierce winds shift. Their roots steady the muddy bank under my feet.
Lighting up Byron Bay for the last time Terry and Gerry Bertoli Christmas lights are up and they will also be enjoying a special performance by Byron Bay's Hawaiian hula troupe Mana Aloha on the evening of December 13 in their summer wonder garden – and you can join the fun.
Byron Community Centre’s not for profit coffee shop, The Coffee BOX, has just received a $5,000 grant from the Northern Rivers Community Foundation.
Local artists Carol Atkins and Zion Levy Stewart have been selected to take part in the combined enviro/arts project which has been initiated to highlight the significance of the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage areas in far north Queensland.
Byron Greens Mayor Simon Richardson has again been forced to admit council’s inability to communicate effectively following a decision to evict a solar-charged electric bike hire company from a prime Byron Bay CBD location.
Catherine Henniker, Byron Bay. Byron Bay is continually referred to as an 'iconic' place. Perhaps the current custodians of Byron Bay should note the principles by which other iconic locations conduct business.
Mayor Simon Richardson has been called upon be his fellow state government counterpart to consult with the market stall holder group who are opposed to moving from the Butler Street Reserve.
Local activists have swum under the newly-installed shark nets at Lennox Head to draw attention to the apparent ‘futility’ of the devices. Dean Jeffreys led a small group of banner-bearing conservationists out to the nets, diving about 10 metres down to duck beneath them.
Locals came together at Main Beach recently to send a message to the NSW government to ban single use plastics.
The Murwillumbah Community Pantry will re-open after receiving a $24,000 grant from the Northern Rivers Community Foundation
The location and inaccessibility of the beach wheelchair at Byron Bay have meant that potential users have struggled to gain access to it since its relocation from Pacific Apartments in Byron Bay.