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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies...

A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami says that he ‘feels the vibe of the crowd and place’ before he starts to play his original music.

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Party kits to celebrate sustainably

Ballina Shire Council and Richmond Tweed Regional Libraries have joined forces to offer reusable kids’ party kits, as part of their ongoing commitment to reduce single use items across the shire.

Splendour cash disbursed

Schools and community groups have shared in community grants worth  $50,000 from Splendour in the Grass. 

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Ted Noffs Foundation warns of mental health ‘wave’

A wave of substance abuse issues and mental health problems could overwhelm health and social services after COVID-19, unless free and accessible treatment options for vulnerable young people are expanded, warns expert.

Byron Day Hab – six weeks that will change your life

For a mum with small children, going away for six months sometimes just isn’t an option. That’s why the Buttery has created CORE – or Community Based Rehab.

Students learn to PARTY safely

Students from Mullumbimby High School will today visit the Byron Bay Hospital emergency department as part of a program, aptly titled PARTY, aimed at reducing risky behaviours that all-too often result in injury or worse.

Support program offered for drug users’ families

How do you keep loving, caring for and supporting someone when all they seem to care about is using? Nothing can ever prepare family members for this journey.

Support for mothers of at-risk daughters

A group of frustrated local mothers have decided to establish their own informal support group. One mother said she felt she was ‘battling in isolation, trying to find ways to manage our daughter’s self-harm, depression or anxiety.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.