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The Art of Woman highlights the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival 

Friday evening saw a bountiful display of art at Lismore’s Serpentine Gallery celebrating the feminine and preluding the 2024 Lismore Women’s Festival. 

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Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.

Mullum2Bruns Paddle returns

Exciting news for the 1,000 or so enthusiastic paddlers who come for competition, the dress-up fun, a family outing or showcasing their individual craft – the Mullum2Bruns Paddle returns !

Koala chlamydia and Wildlife Hospital funding boost for Northern Rivers

As the pressure mounts from the NSW Labor state government to increase the amount and density of housing, and as a result increase the population, across the Northern Rivers the impact on wildlife will continue to grow. 

Wallum update: protectors at the ready

The fight to save the Wallum heathland in Brunswick Heads has gone into overdrive, with dozens of locals staunchly holding the line on-site, while thousands more lobby state and federal politicians in pursuit of permanent protection.

Union joins fundraiser to feed reporters in Gaza

Photos, footage, audio and news reports from the middle east show nearly everyone in the Gaza is struggling to find food and essential medical supplies, including reporters.

Small breweries feeling the pinch

Like many small businesses doing it tough, local independent breweries are no exception. The number of small to medium-sized independent craft breweries falling into administration is growing.

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Byron Council rejects Urbis holiday-let cap report, vows to lobby for 90-day limit

The Byron Shire Council has voted to continue lobbying the state government for a 90-day cap on holiday rentals in certain parts of the shire.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Byron Councillor seeks mandatory contact with new rural landowners

A Notice of Motion before Byron Council this Thursday aims to formalise ‘a mandatory initial contact for Council with all new purchasers of land in the rural areas of our Shire to ensure they are aware of this service’.

Byron Councillor wins court case against Council

Councillor Alan Hunter has won a court case against the very council he was elected to, perhaps ending a protracted battle with his neighbours over his desire to operate a self-storage facility at the end of a short rural road in Myocum.

Byron council GM to wrangle Cr Hunter’s DA

The ongoing saga of Cr Alan Hunter’s development application for a self-storage facility on his property at the end of Pinegroves Road in Myocum continues as councillors in confidential session handed responsibility for the DA to general manager Ken Gainger.

Councillor takes Council to court

There’s a new chapter to a seemingly neverending drama revolving around National Party-aligned councillor Alan Hunter’s battle to operate a self-storage facility on his rural Myocum property.

Cr Hunter’s move will hurt Byron ratepayers

Graham Mathews, Myocum. Bloodied but unbowed! After the almost unanimous rejection of his 2016 Development Application for his mega-mini-storage complex by his fellow Byron shire councillors, the worthy Cr Alan Hunter strikes back with an appeal to the Land and Environment Court against the decision.

Byron councillor’s self-storage development refused

A proposal for a controversial large self-storage facility on a short road in Myocum by Byron Cr Alan Hunter was rejected at last Thursday’s council meeting.

Rate rise amid fears of amalgamation

Byron Shire Council has forged ahead with the Special Rates Variation (SRV) amid fears of amalgamation at Thursday’s council meeting. Councillor Alan Hunter's DA refused as council awaits a review of current trial DA in 2017.

Pinegroves Road accident a salient lesson

Graham Mathews, Byron Bay. Our darkest fears about increased traffic flow in Pinegroves Road generally and the resulting potential for accidents at the corner with...

Union joins fundraiser to feed reporters in Gaza

Photos, footage, audio and news reports from the middle east show nearly everyone in the Gaza is struggling to find food and essential medical supplies, including reporters.

Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

Woman missing from Evans Head

Police are asking the public for help finding a woman reported missing from the Evans Head area but also known to frequent the Ballina area.

Teenager in Tenterfield crash dies in hospital

Police say they’re investigating a crash that killed a teenager in Tenterfield last week.