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COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

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Karma Indian Café, Byron

With a back story of love, good karma and street food from two completely separate states of India, it’s no wonder that Karma Café is one of the most popular Indian restaurants around.

Cr Reece Byrnes leads the Labor ticket for Tweed Council elections

Reece Byrnes is heading up the Labor ticket for the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections. Mr Byrnes has been...

Nathan Jones says he wants to see Tweed Council ‘working together’ for positive outcomes

Nathan Jones is one of two ungrouped candidates in the 4 December Tweed Council elections. Nathan says he has many years of experience in accounting and teaching and has based his campaign on reducing government with his headline campaign being ‘No State Governments means no border wall’.

Cartoon of the week – 24 November, 2021

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Entries open for Byron All Shorts

It wouldn't be summer if you didn't sit in a cool, dark theatre and watch the Byron All Shorts program. Local filmmakers are invited to enter their short films to be screened in February as part of Flickerfest 2022 at Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

The inner game of truthmanship

A few weeks back 3AW’s Neil Mitchell asked our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, whether he’d ever told a lie in his public life, who incredibly (and seemingly incredulously) answered ‘I don’t believe I have, no’. 

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DA for supermarket, retail, office and car parking expansion next to Byron bypass

A DA to expand and change the use of the former Wicked Weasel warehouse and surrounding land south of Byron’s CBD is on public exhibition at Council’s website.

Biodiversity offsetting subject of inquiry

The NSW Legislative Council’s Environment and Planning Committee have announced an inquiry into the government’s biodiversity offsetting scheme.

Groundwater contamination investigated in Byron Bay

Contamination by per-and-poly fluoroalkyl (PFAS) at Butler Street Reserve is being investigated by both the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Council.

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Byron Shire Council accused of maladministration over bypass

A formal complaint of maladministration by Byron Shire Council over the management of the Byron bypass process and implementation has been lodged with BSC’s general manager, Mark Arnold.

Butler St caught in the glare of Byron bypass lights

Byron councillor Jan Hackett is attempting to address the impact of that the high-powered street lighting on the new Byron bypass is having on local residents.

Byron bus interchange work stopped over potential Indigenous midden

Archaeologists will be assessing the discovery of a potential Indigenous midden in the path of a new transport hub for Byron Bay.

Council claims of high environmental standards for Byron bypass disputed

'Council’s commitment to going above and beyond' for the environment in relation to the Byron bypass disputed by former Mayor.

Council defends bypass process, again

With Council’s controversial Byron bypass project along Butler Street continuing into stage two, it’s emerged pre-clearing surveys and a species relocation report are to be published after the clearing has been completed.

Bypass sees more native offsets

Byron Council has promised to undertake an additional 18 hectares of bush enhancement work to offset the destruction of wetland, resulting from the Byron bypass.

Kingscliff Public School gets long-awaited upgrade

If you were wondering what is happening at Kingscliff Public School, construction is well underway on an upgrade.

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to announce the beginning of their...

Leigh Thomas says political affiliations not relevant to Council decision making

Leigh Thomas is the lead candidate for Group M running in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections. Mr Thomas is a member of the...

When we get to 95 per cent vaccination, this will happen

Just when we were getting used to the current COVID roadmap, it has changed directions. Adjustments to previous settings scheduled for this milestone were announced yetserday.