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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Housing density study to be undertaken

Byron Shire Council have been allocated $239,239 by the NSW Labor government to undertake an ‘urban design-based housing density study, that will examine the residential areas surrounding the Byron Bay town centre and support the delivery of 700 new homes’

They got the Dojo Rise

Adam Blesing, Sean Dedrick and Anthony Sherwood are Dojo Rise – forging their own unique footprint in the music industry, with their uplifting south coast sound; an eclectic fusion of reggae/dub, pop and indie soul.

Man assaulted on M1

Witnesses of an assault on the Pacific Highway over the weekend are being asked to contact police as they investigate the alleged crime.

Non-alcohol options

Whether you’re going alcohol-free for a period, or just managing your consumption, the better your non-alcoholic drink tastes, the more likely you are to stick to your strategy. While I’m not a big beer drinker, at my local pub I’ll always grab a beer, and the other night I found the Hiatus Non-Alcoholic Pacific Ale, with its classic tropical aromas, but a little bitterness, perfect for the warm summer evening.

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?

Knock down Byron’s forests

And another FU to the community, from the dominantly pro-development Council. Submissions due by 23 February on the proposed...

Stories about "Last Drinks At 12":

Last Drinks at 12 not divisive: detractors are simply intransigent

Tony Brown, Byron Bay. I was once again afforded the honour of being invited by the large and courageous Last Drinks at 12 Byron community group to participate in their meeting of supporters on 4 December 2013.

Mayor breaks ranks with Greens over Last Drinks

A rift has emerged within the Byron Greens, with the local convenor Tom Tabart criticising mayor Simon Richardson for failing to support Last Drinks at 12.

Last Drinks attacks Byron NYE plan

The Last Drinks at 12 coalition has taken the extraordinary step of opposing Byron Shire Council’s plans for a safe and sober family New Year’s Eve, which it has described as ‘a very costly, reactive approach’,

Byron mayor calls for more police on NYE

Carefully laid plans for a safe and family friendly New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay are in tatters after Roads and Maritime Services have withdrawn permission for roadblocks at entry points to the town.

Sobering reading

Dr David Moss, Byron Bay. The Australian National Council on Drugs report, which was released this week, makes for pretty sobering reading

No compromise on Last Drinks at 12

Mick O’Reagan, Last Drinks at 12. Last Drinks at 12 has not reached any agreement with the Byron Shire mayor to water down its position of ceasing the supply of alcohol after midnight.

Alcohol-violence working group formed

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson says the new group needs to 'develop a whole-of-town response', to Byron's alcohol-fuelled violence, 'rather than fighting over individual aspects'.

Public defender call over liquor bids

Former Byron shire mayor Jan Barham has urged an alcohol forum in Sydney to establish a public defender's office under the liquor law so communities can fight any unwanted bars, nightclubs and bottle shops.

Queensland drunk cops $550 fine

A 27-year-old drunk Queensland male copped a $550 on-the-spot fine for refusing to leave Cheeky Monkeys when he was ordered to by security staff and police.

Byron Bay’s club scene snubbed

Byron Bay’s late-night club scene has come under fire in an airline magazine while its alcohol-fuelled violence has been noted in the Northern Territory parliament.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?