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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

Stories about "Christmas":

Dear pudding eaters…

My mother-out-law makes the most delicious Christmas pudding. It’s an entirely different entity than the one that my mother makes (also very delicious), which is a traditional pudding with several spices and other ingredients – including suet

Get immersed in Lennox Head and Ballina

Elves have installed three new immersive scenes around Ballina Shire to celebrate Christmas 2020, with visitors and locals invited to jump into the picture and hashtag the results.

The recycle elves deliver Lismore’s festive tree

Early risers in Lismore would have seen Santa’s elves constructing the annual recycled surprise Christmas tree at the round-about on the corners of Magellan and Keen streets.

Happy campers snag free Xmas sausages

There wasn’t a Santa cap in sight when Bungalora resident Derek once again spread his special brand Christmas cheer along the Ocean Way at Coolangatta Reserve. On Christmas morning he cooked up around 100 sausages and gave them away.

The Christmas story: a gift of giving and love

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the Jewish political activist, preacher, and messiah Yeshua ben Youssef, aka Jesus. So what has the fat man in the red suit got to do with it?

Concert for seniors this Christmas

We al love a good sing-a-long, and possibly none more that our elders. As part of the initiative under the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2022, Christmas Concerts have been held since 2013, replacing the Premier’s Christmas Gala Concert in Sydney.

The lights are up and ready to enjoy – but don’t miss out

Lighting up Byron Bay for the last time Terry and Gerry Bertoli Christmas lights are up and they will also be enjoying a special performance by Byron Bay's Hawaiian hula troupe Mana Aloha on the evening of December 13 in their summer wonder garden – and you can join the fun.

The over-popular art of kissing

Robert Dessaix ‘Bésame,’ she croons with swelling passion, ‘bésame mucho …’ Kiss me a lot.  And I think she means it. She sounds lushly Cuban....

Stwike him, centuwion. Stwike him vewy wuffly

There was an unprovoked attack last week upon those who don’t participate in Christmas by a man who looks like a potato. Minister Peter...

Late for Woodstock but Early for Xmas!

With 2016 drawing to a close, Beach Hotel general manager Elke Van Haandel looks forward to Sunday’s Local Xmas Day for a big community...

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...