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Festival/Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

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New laws to tackle crime profits and encryption

The premier has announced new police powers and ‘tougher penalties’ for money laundering and unexplained wealth in NSW.

Rebuild of flooded school campus in North Lismore unlikely

At least one Northern Rivers-based school is likely to have a new permanent home thanks to extensive flood damage at its existing campus.

Public scrutiny?

Byron Council has magicked away from public scrutiny and risk analysis its own submission detailing imperative details on the...

No blame in this game

I do not wish to condemn politicians for the state of corruption in this country. However, I do wish...

You may have missed… mangroves’ carbon storage potential, smart implants, and twitter misinformation

Mangrove forests are massive carbon sinks, capable of storing over 1,000 tonnes of carbon per hectare.

Local triathletes claim another title

The Byron Bay Breakers Triathlon Club has won the North Coast Interclub series for the second time after finishing on top of the table ahead of the Clarence Valley Stingrays and Hat Head Hammerheads.

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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to the ‘squeaky wheel’ were all...

Whale carcass removed from Tweed Coast burial site

The carcass of a 3.8-metre infant sperm whale, buried in dunes behind Casuarina Beach on the Tweed Coast after it beached and died there two weeks ago, has been dug up and disposed of at a nearby rubbish tip.

Whale burial on Tweed beach raises a stink with locals

The burial of a dead four-metre sperm whale which had beached at Casuarina Beach on the Tweed Coast last week has caused a stink with locals who fear its rotting carcass could pose a health risk to beach users and also attract sharks to the area.

Hockey one, hockey new

Construction of the Casuarina Hockey Club has reached the halfway mark, with the building almost at lockup stage thanks to time and money donated...

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

Byron Council report card

Did you know it’s been six months since councillors were elected? They have another two years to go, and while a usual term is a gruelling four years, this time, it’s shorter, owing to a disrupting bat virus.

Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.