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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Hundreds charged up for the Chinny challenge

Those who took the time to travel to the top of Mount Chincogan on the weekend were treated to a sunny afternoon and wonderful scenery during the Chinny Charge.

Have putter, will fundraise

It’s time to round up your woods, irons, sand wedges and putters, and practise your swing for this Sunday’s Charity Golf Day for the Byron Bay Central Hospital Auxiliary.

Storylines – Working with mob

Many are asking ‘who do I talk to?’ if I want to work with mob? Taking the time to yarn, engage and build relationships is key.

7.30am update from the SES regarding floods in the Northern Rivers

The State Emergency Service (SES) issued a statement a few minutes ago with an update on the flooding situation in the Northern Rivers.

Public transport mask mandate to end

Masks will no longer be mandatory on public transport from tomorrow, Wednesday 21 September.

Putting your ‘Queen’ money where your mouth is

I've never felt much either way about the Queen. I've never held her in as much disdain as I've held some of our prime ministers, and never held her in as much esteem as I have held, for example, Uncle Archie Roach.

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Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

New video puts West Byron predicament to music

A new music video released on YouTube is highlighting the imminent fate of West Byron wetlands, which are set to become a new suburb after the state government took over planning control of the area.

Floodplain plan for Belongil approved

The Belongil now has a floodplain management plan after years of consultants’ work and despite the concerns of residents and some councillors that the plan might be seriously flawed.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.