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Cheeky Cabaret returns!

Following the Cheeky season is some incredible live music, including Ella Hooper: Small Town Temple tour, Libby O’Donovan – cabaret singer extraordinaire, Stella Donnelly: Flood Australian tour, Liz Stringer and William Crighton co-headlining in a powerhouse performance, and the house is thrilled to announce the fabulous Tim Rogers & The Twin Set coming in April.

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Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.

Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued...

Greyhound nightmare

Has the greyhound racing industry no shame? The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has condemned an invasive and painful greyhound breeding...

Federal Drive landslip update

Council staff have updated the status of the hinterland Federal landslip that cut access at Federal Drive, north of Federal village on February 28, 2022. The road that connects Federal to Goonengerry has been closed a year this week.

Old ANZ Mullum

The old ANZ Bank building on Burringbar Street in Mullum is now a bathhouse; such yuppy city indulgence to...

Who’s extinct now?

The Nationals MP for Clarence, Mr Gulaptis, is soon to retire and I can hear the koalas clapping. As...

Stories about "Byron shire roads":

Urgent $2m repairs needed for Byron road barriers

An assessment of road safety barriers in the Byron Shire has found that half of them are in poor condition and it would cost $2m to bring them up to a satisfactory level.

Byron Council’s road investment failure exposed

A stark assessment of Byron Shire Council’s road funding record shows it has consistently it only managed a quarter of its target for reconstructing new roads in the last financial year.

Durrumbul causeway collapses

A garbage truck was the straw that broke the causeway’s back last Monday at 8.30am.

For the love of Col, please fix Byron’s roads

Byron political commentator, journalist and broadcaster Jim Beatson has used part of his weekly Bay FM segment ‘Byron Buzz’ to call on the state government and shire council to work together to once and for all fix the potholed local roads.

Potholed and falling apart – a closer look at Byron’s roads

Do we get value for money when it comes to road repairs? At the June 22 Council meeting, resident Ivan Saric presented councillors his own assessment of the condition of Coolamon Avenue and the workmanship of roads in the Byron Shire.

Welcome to Byron – the Pothole Shire

Ian Hamilton, Pothole Park (aka Suffolk Park). Further to Luke Ingram’s enlightening letter Byron’s Bloody Roads, his comment on the state of the roads in...

Byron’s bloody roads

Luke Ingram, Wilsons Creek.  Byron Shire Council, you have a lot to answer for: high rates paid by only 15,000 people, no tourist tax for the...

Byron’s roads are ‘a mess’, council admits

‘After weeks of heavy rainfall and flooding, many roads within Byron Shire are heavily pot-holed and falling apart.’ That unlikely confession is an official admission from Byron Shire Council that it has failed over many years to keep up with its road maintenance obligations.

Byron needs to get real on road building

Darrell McDowall, Mareeba. After living in Byron Bay for 35 years I have moved to North Queensland. I complained to Byron Shire Council about the state of the roads in the Byron area and was told that all the holes are because of the high rainfall.

Potholes can be lethal

DJ Faith, Newtown. A close friend shared a terrifying story. She was driving in Mullumbimby, near the park where children play. The road was heavily pitted with large potholes. Her full concentration was on navigating these in order to aim for a semblance of smooth driving.

Nudging into a Smarter Summer

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink! 2023’s summer continues with a lineup that’s guaranteed to have you deliciously dancing from the moment you arrive. 

They are Hotshots

The two-hour production is a visual feast, choreographed and developed by Australia’s leading professionals and a hand-picked selection of dreamy guys who will have the ladies up from their chairs, screaming for more, night after night. With a totally interactive production, The Secret Fantasies Tour is the perfect night out with the girls.

Witches in the Starcourt

A new year is here! It’s a time for women all over the region to pick up their brooms and set their witchy intentions for 2023. There is no finer time and place to do it than with your Country Witches, comedian Mandy Nolan and singer/songwriter Áine Tyrrell. 

Indigenous cricketers go head-to-head

Regional teams came together at Ballina’s Fripp Oval for an Indigenous cricket challenge carnival on January 26, last week. The Bullinah Bears, Lismore Boomerangs and...