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John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

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Artificial reefs for coastal erosion control

The building of seawalls has been the subject of a controversial court case brought against BSC in recent years. What are the other options?

Our water future – Rous County Council

Hugh Nicholson, The Channon A spokesperson for Our Future Northern Rivers (OFNR), explains clearly why the OFNR position on water...

Strange figures

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads To date (10/07/2021), the inflow into Brunswick Waste Water Treatment Plant has been 1,056,459.53 kilolitres, recycled water...

Civil war

Peter Olson, Goonengerry Professor Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, says that by Christmas time, people will be more...

Jeff off

Stephen Totterman, Ballina Local Government elections are coming and Cr Jeff Johnson is on the campaign trail, telling us that...

Queensland and NSW border – hard closure 1am Friday, 23 July

The Queensland government has declared all of NSW a COVID hotspot and will close its border to NSW at 1am Friday, 23 July for four weeks.

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US-based author dedicates novel to Ballina MP

One of the award-winning authors headlining the Byron Bay Writers Festival has dedicated his latest novel to Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

Old Byron Hospital DA on exhibition

Plans are finally in for the redevelopment of the old Byron Hospital that will facilitate its transformation into a much-needed community hub.