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Saturday, 13 May marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of the state of apartheid Israel and no doubt...
World’s biggest surf festival wants you
Surfing Australia will launching the world’s biggest female surf competition and festival ‘Seas the Day’ at Kingscliff over June...
Paul McDermott: Unafraid. Unbelievably Funny. Unmissable.
By Mandy Nolan That is how I would describe a Paul McDermott show. I saw him a few years back at...
Carl Cleves & Parissa Bouas
If you came to Byron in the ’90s, you would have danced to and been uplifted by local legends,...
Drowning tragedy at Boulder Beach
NSW Police say a man has died after being pulled from the water near Lennox Head yesterday.
Referendum Yarn Up
Was disappointed when I heard the Prime Minister’s Garma speech on the Voice referendum. I was concerned that the Voice...
Stories about "Byron shire rate rise":
Byron Labor condemns biggest rate rise in NSW
The Byron Labor Secretary Asren Pugh has slammed the decision by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to approve the 33.5 per cent rate rise for the Byron Shire.
Byron council rate rise approved by IPART
Byron Shire Council’s request to have rates raised has been approved by the The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal. IPART says the approval is for a 33.55 per cent cumulative increase over four years to be retained permanently in the rate base.
Cr Ndiaye’s response to the rate rise
Byron Shire Cr Sarah Ndiaye On Thursday we voted on a rate rise of 7.5 per cent inclusive of the rate peg. This was lower than the...
Labor’s last-ditch bid to stop Byron rate rise
Byron Shire ALP councillor Paul Spooner says the case has ‘not effectively been made’ for a special rates increase in Byron Shire and is calling on fellow councillors to delay any increase for at least a year.
Alternatives to Byron’s ‘inevitable’ rate rise
Jens Krause, Byron Bay. Byron Shire Council wants shiny back roads, shiny new cars and shiny new rate bills for residents. At Thursday’s council meeting...
Open letter to Byron councillors on rate rises
Neil Morrison, Byron Bay. Dear Councillors, In the matter of BSC’s proposals for various rate increases over the period I believe firstly your notices inclosed with...
Make Byron Bay tourists pay
Gerd Modlich, Byron Bay One has only to stroll through the Byron CBD to realise there is a lot of money in the pockets of...
Open letter over Byron rate rises
C Cree, Ocean Shores. Dear Mr Gainger, I feel you are missing the current feel of all the ratepayers within the Byron Shire. As more and...
Byron council’s honeymoon ended
The sheen is already coming off the recently elected progressive Byron Shire Council, with Byron Labor attacking the Greens-led council over its proposed major rate increases and its handling of negotiations to purchase the Suffolk Park sports field.
D Haydock, Suffolk Park I’ve previously suggested that Byron Shire Council should introduce a bed tax. I’ve now been told that this is not allowed by...
While Greens in the Senate endure the irony of being pilloried by the government for speaking passionately about social justice and housing, Patricia Warren’s...
National Reconciliation Week starts tomorrow
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Thank you from the top of our heads to the bottom of our well-dressed feet
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Saturday's annual Bell & Ford vintage clothes garage sale fundraiser for the SHIFT Project was an incredible success with $36,500 being raised at the Byron Surf Club – this year’s effort was up about $7,500 on the last event.
Labor Government committed to the demerger of Murwillumbah Education Campus
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The significant issue of a merger of several Murwillumbah schools has been ongoing since 2020 when the then State Government announced via Sarah Mitchell MP that four public schools would be amalgamated into a single Kindergarten to Year 12 campus at Murwillumbah High.