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What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago,...

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…


Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Stories about "Main Beach Byron Bay":

A closer peek at Council’s Main Beach project

While Main and Clarkes Beach continue to erode, Council are exploring ways to protect the headland at Jonson Street.

Music on Byron’s Main Beach until 2.30am

Locals and visitors alike were kept awake by an illegal full moon doof on Byron's Main Beach as the DJ pumped out the music until around 2.30am this morning.

No issue with defecation at Main Beach says Byron Council

Byron Council says the water from shower at Main Beach do not flow into the ocean.

Bin the butts this Saturday in Byron

Launching Plastic Free July this Saturday 1 July at Main Beach in Byron Bay there will be a beach cleanup from 9am to 11am.

New Apex Park loos cause a stink

New toilets are expected to be delivered at Apex Park on Byron’s beachfront by the end of the week, according to Byron Shire Council, while the surf club toilets are renovated. But not everyone is happy with the timing of the refurbishment and the impact of the portaloos.

Byron Bay lifeguard extension ‘not knee-jerk’

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has hit out at claims the council’s decision to extend lifeguard services at Byron Bay’s Main Beach were a reaction to a shark attack in the bay last month.

Beach care groups oppose corporate events

V Turner: Green & Clean Dunecare. Byron Bay’s dunes are a fragile and vulnerable narrow wildlife corridor that has slowly returned to health from past abuse with the commitment and work of volunteers. It continues to be under pressure from the large numbers of people who use them.

Corporate event supporters caught short

Miles Shorten, Suffolk Park. The recent corporate party with marquees on Main Beach Byron Bay was applauded by Paul Waters as ‘well organised’. Contrary to assurances given, concerned readers should know that this event required no environmental impact statement and that 150 plus party-goers were not serviced by portaloos but rather signs directing them towards toilets 300 m from the site.

Dancing for a victory against violence

‘One in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime,’ read one of the many signs held up by supporters of this morning’s V-Day rally on Byron Bay’s Main Beach.

Lifeguards praised over Byron rescue

A man remains on life support after being pulled from the surf at Byron on Friday. But he would have died at the scene if it weren’t for the quick actions of local lifeguards.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.