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A deer in the headlights
The Tweed Shire, Byron Shire, and Kyogle councils have joined forces to find out just what is happening with feral deer in the region.
Ballina council votes against investment handicap for fossil fuel-free ventures
Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson has lost a last-ditch effort to reinstate a council investment policy clause in favour of diverting from fossil fuels.
Red hot stoner experience
I was lucky enough to visit Stone & Wood recently to see the initial brew being made of the 2022 Stone Beer, the star attraction at the upcoming Festival of the Stone at Stone & Wood’s Byron brewery site on Saturday 4 June.
Don’t rely on any regime to save anything that’s endangered because their mates the miners and developers pay them...
A very full weekend at Byron Music Festival
Byron Music Festival has announced the full epic lineup for its (mostly) free satellite events to be held throughout...
Théo’s family mark fourth year of his disappearance
Today is the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Théo Hayez, an 18-year-old Belgian backpacker who was last seen leaving Cheeky Monkeys bar in Byron Bay at around 11pm on May 31, 2019.
Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Asking for what you want
As a performer for over 30 years who has sat crammed next to toilet rolls in a supply room, dealt with dirty undies in the manager’s office and sat in a cold concrete outdoor space under a tarp in cyclonic conditions, I understand that when you crack the big time you might pull a few diva requests.
Stories about "extended hours":
Extended trading hours for bottlos increases DV
A new study has found that an extension to trading hours for takeaway alcohol sales and home-delivered alcohol in NSW was associated with a small but statistically significant increase in domestic violence assaults.
Sustainable fashion course on offer
Born in Byron, bred in a sweatshop, made from earth-destroying parts and brought back to you with copious carbon miles… it’s fast fashion, but it’s not a good look.
Despite a ‘tough budget environment’, where Council can’t find $15,000 per annum to maintain a tree planting initiative on land it manages, there will be $250,000 spent on employing two more compliance officers and purchasing another ‘enforcement’ vehicle.
Bayside Residents Association formed
A new residents association has emerged in what residents say is one of Byron Shire’s ‘forgotten’ suburbs’ – Bayside Brunswick Heads.
Tweed Council to start nappy rebate scheme but defer Cudgen Creek Masterplan
The last Tweed Shire Council meeting saw the Reusable Nappy Rebate Scheme adopted by councillors, the rail trail impacts were discussed while a decision...