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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

True lies

Darren Hiller Smith, Mullumbimby May I present some scientifical facts to edumacate readers about how cons-piracy theorists manipulate stuff....

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

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Elements’ station incongruous

Lee Cass, Byron Bay.  Whilst waiting for the terrific tourist train to get its new electric motors, I had a look at the main station...

Solar train plan offers glimmer of hope

Jo Faith, Newtown I read with interest that the much discussed solar train, servicing Elements Resort is in the process of being fitted with appropriate technology...

Elements helps raise funds for rescue chopper

On November 12 a fundraising dinner at the new Elements of Byron resort raised more than $40,000 for for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service.

Elements and us

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Regarding Elements’ recent letter to neighbours and an article in The Echo, Sunrise Progress Association sent a letter to neighbours. Here is an abbreviated version.

Call for federal govt to overrule resort changes

Byron Bay residents are calling for the federal government to intervene over changes to a $100 million resort being developed by one of Australia’s richest men.

Approval of Elements’ DA modification legally incorrect

Bethany Hudson, Sunrise Residents’ Group, CABS. Happy April Fool’s Day which prompts me to say who is fooling who in this situation. Certainly it is important Byron Shire Council’s staff and councillors are aware of sections of the Environmental Planning Law Act 1979 to inform their decision making as per recent approval of Element’s S96 modification.

Belongil resort opens

After almost six years of planning, design and development, the $100 million Elements of Byron resort opened its doors to the public on Monday.

Elements resort seeks to redesign approved cabins, roads

Managers of the soon-to-be-opened $100m Elements Of Byron resort have played down fears that a DA modification – now extended for public submission – significantly expands existing floor space for 96 of its 193 cabins.

‘Selfish’ desire motivates ‘dirty’ diesel

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Jo Faith has raised the point of the health dangers from the diesel train that Elements is intending to run from their resort to Byron town.

Proposed Byron train branded ‘greenwash’

Residents and businesses affected by a proposed diesel train service between the new Elements of Byron resort and Byron Bay township have stepped up their opposition ahead of a council decision on a DA for a new station on the route this week.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.