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Stories about "clothing optional":

Tyagarah beach decision a win/win

Debra Conomy, Byron Naturists Group. The Byron Naturists welcome the vote by Council on Thursday to re-affirm their previous decision to keep the Tyagarah clothing-optional...

Blokes on the beach can help

K Barnes, Clunes. There seems to be a bit of prejudice against naturists and unabashed misandry in many of the letters here. As a human I...

Byron Council votes to retain Tyagarah clothing optional beach

Twenty years of nude bathing at Tyagarah beach is set to continue after Byron Shire Council voted to retain its clothing optional status despite a staff recommendation to end it.

Council staff call for Tyagarah Beach nude bathing to be banned

Nude bathing at Tyagarah Beach could be banned within weeks if councillors support Byron Council staff’s recommendation at today’s meeting to revoke the beach’s clothes-optional declaration.

Naturist women say Tyagarah beach improving

A group of naturist women and skinny dippers from Byron Shire say they do not feel intimidated visiting Tyagarah’s clothing optional beach, despite claims from some locals that it remains a haunt for sexual predators and exhibitionists.

Target the real offenders at Tea Tree Lake

Paul Rea, Coorabell. More power to Ms Hawker for contesting her fine for bathing nude and to Magistrate Dunleavy for finding her actions were not calculated...

Tea tree lakes nude bathing case thrown out of court

Magistrate Dunlevy told Byron Bay local court on Friday that a Sunrise resident had no case to answer for bathing naked at the tea tree lakes at Grays Lane in January.

Byron’s nude beach gets stay of execution

Byron Councillors voted at last Thursday’s meeting to continue a trial of changed conditions at the shire’s only official nude beach at Tyagarah but emphasised there was no guarantee the beach would remain clothing optional long-term.

Tyagarah residents pleased with response to nude-beach policing

Tyagarah residents told a meeting on Thursday they are pleased to see the change in behaviour at the area’s clothing-optional beach, which they say had become a hotspot for sexual predators. But activist Dean Jefferys said the police needed to show more tolerance towards skinny dippers shire-wide.

Cops harassing nudists on official clothing-optional beach

D James, Myocum. As I peacefully walked along the beach in the middle of the designated clothing-optional area on Sunday (February 4) a four-wheel drive...

Community Byron announces Council ticket

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Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

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Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

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Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...