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How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

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Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the...

Stories about "Eureka":

Eureka Hall’s scrap metal drive to raise funds 

Eureka Hall president, Scott Abrahams, says organisers are having a ‘scrap metal drive to raise much needed funds for our little community hall’.

Tales of urbanisation in rural landscapes

A development planned for Eureka has some of the locals pretty upset at what they see as Byron Shire Council breaking their own rules to accommodate the construction of 15 ‘rural living lots’ on what is currently farmland.

Byron Councillors – call out the DA at Eureka

Geoffrey Cotton, Eureka Recently, a development application (DA) was lodged that threatens some of the state’s most valuable farmland at 149 Federal Drive, Eureka. The DA,...

Pothole capital

Nick Mills, Eureka Yay, I just paid an $824 bill for one broken wheel, no doubt a subliminal message from my car saying ‘enough’ of the...

Locals not happy about Eureka church sale

Resting on what must unarguably be one of the prime pieces of real estate in the Byron hinterland, is the Eureka Uniting Church. Locals are unhappy that the property is for sale.

Leading on localisation, plastic free

Standing proudly in the Eureka Football Club canteen is a poster emblazoned with the words ‘Eureka FC – Playing for the Planet’.

Eureka multiple occupancy (MO) approved

A new multiple occupancy (MO) for fifteen dwelling sites near Eureka was approved at last Thursday’s Council meeting, subject to conditions.

Bowlo suffer first loss in Twilight cricket

The Thomas, Noble and Russell squad inflicted the first loss of the season on The Bowlo in the Byron Bay Brewery Twilight Cricket Competition...

Land of dreams

Last year local theatre company NORPA took performance on to the railway platform at Lismore; this year they’re taking us in to the hills...

Chopper rescues Eureka mountain biker

A mountain-bike rider had to be rescued by the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter late yesterday afternoon after he took a tumble from his bike in rough terrain on private property at Eureka.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up at the beach; I have...