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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

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.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

‘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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Byron Council needs to hear its critics, says former mayor, NSW MLC

Former mayor and NSW Greens MLC, Jan Barham, has called upon Byron Shire councillors to make public submissions during their meetings publicly available

Former mayor urges action over ‘insulting’ West Byron DA

The two development applications (DAs) on public exhibition for the West Byron have been extended by Council until March 30. A planned protest last Saturday by the Byron Residents Group against the West Byron proposals was postponed but the group say they are planning another.   

Barham calls on Berejiklian to axe state forest logging

In her final act as a member of parliament, north coast-based Greens MLC Jan Barham said it was ‘time for the new premier to act on climate change and the environment by putting a stop to the logging of public native forests in NSW’.

Nursing home laws consign some residents to premature death

'Aged care policy has changed a lot in the past 20 years. But what about care quality? Many in the industry would argue that it has improved, but would people living in nursing homes agree?' asks Jan Barham.

MLC claims Belongil homes ‘unapproved’

Greens MLC, Jan Barham has told parliament that nine homes on the Belongil Spit, including that of well-known rock-wall advocate John Vaughan were determined to be ‘unapproved works’ in a 2002 audit.

State government ‘dragging the chain’ on affordable housing

North coast Greens MLC and former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham says the future of affordable housing in the region is in the hands of the state government.

Calls for state intervention into Byron council

Former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham, who is now a state Greens MLC, has taken the extraordinary step of calling on planning minister Rob Stokes to intervene in two matters due to face council today.

Greens MLC ‘sabotaging’ Lot 490, says preservation group

A residents' group dedicated to saving Kingscliff's last remaining beachfront reserve from development has condemned last weeks comments in parliament by Greens MLC Jan Barham, describing them as ‘counter-productive to the cause’.

State govt launches inquiry into holiday letting

North coast Greens MP and former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham has welcomed a NSW parliamentary inquiry into holiday letting and says it is a chance for Byron and Tweed residents to have their say on the unregulated industry.

Funding for controversial Belongil rock-wall denied

The proposed beach access walkway and revegetation for the controversial interim rock wall at Belongil will not be funded by the state government, according to NSW planning minister Rob Stokes.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021