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Festival/Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

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Byron Council report card

Did you know it’s been six months since councillors were elected? They have another two years to go, and while a usual term is a gruelling four years, this time, it’s shorter, owing to a disrupting bat virus.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.

Vale Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent (22.8.29–8.6.22)  was one of the greatest compassionate advocates for disarmament and humanity: • General Secretary 1980–85 CND (Campaign...

Locals tix on offer for Writers Fest

Byron Writers Festival is again offering Sunday locals’ passes, supported for the third time by partners, Stone & Wood.

Festival/Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

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Festival of Small Halls coming to Eureka

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia.

Congrats councillors – can you follow through?

Geoffrey Cotton, Clunes Byron Councillors must be congratulated on their newfound concern to protect high-value agricultural land from inappropriate non-farm uses, especially those resulting in residential...

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...

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

Byron Council report card

Did you know it’s been six months since councillors were elected? They have another two years to go, and while a usual term is a gruelling four years, this time, it’s shorter, owing to a disrupting bat virus.

Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.