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Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

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After school care phased out 

Byron Council will cease providing out of school hours care (OSHC) in the shire after deciding that the cost and regulatory burden is too great to bear.

Speed limits

I’m surprised to see that when you drive from Bangalow to Lismore via Clunes and Bexhill the speed limit...

Flood-prone frog habitat slated for industrial expansion

The Byron Arts & Industry Estate would expand onto the other side of Ewingsdale Road under a new project before Byron Council which is currently on public exhibition.

Protest this 

Remember Bentley, near Lismore, in 2014? Do you know what happened at Terania Creek, again near Lismore, or the Franklin River in Tasmania?

Sea Shepherd’s ocean protection looks to new horizons

Mention Sea Shepherd (SS) to most people, and it conjures up images of dramatic whaling boat collisions at sea.  

Local triathletes triumph at Kingscliff

After a strong showing at the Kingscliff triathlon in late March the Byron Tri Club has extended its lead in the north coast triathlon league with just two races to go for the season.

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Residents group urge limits on large fest site

Two residents groups are urging the public to attend an upcoming meeting by a government agency to hear community’s concerns over allowing a Yelgun...

Splendour impacts

Bob Oehlman, president, Conservation of North Ocean Shores. The communities affected by the North Byron Parklands festival site at Yelgun were heartened by a recent Byron Greens motion to oppose the application to modify the approval and its removal of residents’ rights.

Splendour organisers fined again for loud noise.

Bob Oehlman, president, Conservation Of North Ocean Shores Inc (CONOS Inc). The North Byron Parkland's 5 year trial festival site at Yelgun (Byron Shire) has attracted a second noise infringement notice from the NSW Government since the projects inception two and a half years ago.

Festival failings

Bob Oehlman, CONOS. Once again the festival mentality will descend upon the wildlife corridor that links the coastal nature reserves with the hinterland Wollumbin World Heritage Rainforests. Tens of thousands of Falls Festival patrons will trash one of the most biologically rich environments in Australia and line the festival developer’s pockets with millions of dollars.

Peace

Elimination by people-power voting is necessary to remove dictators from Russia, Israel, China, Iran, wannabe (again!) North Korea, to avoid what is heading toward...

Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.