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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of...

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Calls to extend temporary accommodation for flood insured

The one-year limit on temporary accommodation provided by some insurance companies to people whose homes went under in the flood must be extended.

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. 

Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park reopens

Just off the road between Alstonville and Ballina, the spectacular Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park has re-opened, bigger and better, after an injection of funding and lots of hard work from dedicated volunteers.

Mother and Daughter Stop Logging in Yarratt Forest

Two women who grew up in the Manning Valley are currently suspended from trees with  ropes connected to, and stopping, logging in Yarratt Forest north of Taree.

Only nine weeks to Bluesfest and 18 new artists announced

Easter is on its way and that means Bluesfest is only nine weeks away. 

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Stories about "clothes-optional beach":

Nude bathing remains at Tyagarah beach

A bid to close Tyagarah beach to nude bathing was voted down by Greens mayor Simon Richardson’s casting vote at Thursday’s Council meeting (November...

Lonely beaches like Tyagarah inherently unsafe

Jim Nutter, Main Arm.  I can sympathise with Jennifer Innes of Tyagarah re the problem of sexual predation at her local beach. In her letter she...

Clothes-optional common sense

Gwen Gould, Tyagarah. I have been fence sitting on the matter of optional clothing at Tyagarah as I like to think we live in a free...

Nude-beach abusers are on notice

Cr Sarah Ndiaye, Byron Shire Council. Nude ain’t rude – but unwanted sexual advances definitely are. I’d just like to say a huge thank you to all...

Men charged with nudity and offensive conduct at Tyagarah Nature Reserve

After complaints by members of the public regarding sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the Tyagarah Nature Reserve, police have commenced daily patrols of the area – and in the last week have arrested four men.

Byron’s clothing optional beach gets a reprieve

Byron Shire Council today resolved to continue to allow nude bathing on a reduced stretch of Tyagarah Beach, starting 200 metres south of Grays Lane and ending well north of Elements Resort.

Will Tyagarah remain a clothes-optional beach?

Byron Shire Council will debate removing the clothes-optional status of the beach near Grays Lane, Tyagarah this Thursday.

How to deal with nude-beach harassment

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Paul Spooner takes the easy way out, proposing to cancel the clothing-optional beach near Grays Lane. But effort is needed to...

What is the Byron way? How to make clothes-optional beaches safe

The question of keeping a clothes-optional beach in Byron Shire is creating heated debate as the community looks for ways of creating a safe clothes-optional beach at Tyagarah.

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a protest outside Mullum’s Council Chambers! By...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’