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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

A grubby business

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

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail...

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Violet joins World’s Greatest Shave in Ballina

Ten year old Violet Hansen from Skennars Head had an extreme haircut at school yesterday as part of the World's Greatest Shave, to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Annual SHIFT fundraiser goes from strength to strength

The aim had been to double the fundraising efforts of last year for the local SHIFT Project that supports women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness – but organisers were blown away at what they raised.

Wildlife Hospital on fundraising home stretch

Fundraising for the for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is one the home stretch and a single donation of $325,000 means that a team of Australian vets are well on the way to creating Australia’s largest Mobile Wildlife Hospital to help save native Australian wildlife.

Nudge Nudge ‘funraisers’ celebrate major milestone

A local group of four local ‘funraisers’ have celebrated a major milestone with $100,000 donated from more than 22 events to not-for-profits (NFPs) in the northern rivers.

Art, music, food – fundraising for Lismore flood appeal

Help raise money for the Lismore flood appeal by getting involved in local community events and supporting local Lismore businesses. Check out what businesses have to offer in Lismore this Sunday in Clunes at Arterial: art, eats an beats. Then on 2 May Isabella a cappella are putting on a great evening of fun, dinner and music at Eureka Community Hall.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...