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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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Remembering those who served, July 11 

The Byron Bay war memorial has witnessed its fair share of commemorations over the years – from ANZAC Day ceremonies to Vietnam Veterans Day services and many in between.

Have your say on flood planning in Byron Shire

A planning instrument that guides development in floodplains is open for public comment, yet does not include the 2022 flood levels.

NAIDOC WEEK: Bundjalung art on show

Coinciding with NAIDOC week celebrations, Longstanding will be at the Lone Goat Gallery, located at the Byron Library until August 17.

Coopers Shoot wedding venue proposed 

Another local holiday accommodation operator is looking to cash in on the lucrative rural wedding market, this time in Coopers Shoot. 

National NAIDOC Week – Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud

This year’s National NAIDOC Week theme honours the enduring strength and resilience of First Nations peoples and culture.

Playing with fire

Their excitement is infectious. Young schoolboys in uniform cluster around Rebecca Barnes’ stall as she passes the finger limes...

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Marine rescue on Gold Coast

Gold Coast Water Police have released footage of a rescue undertaken on Christmas Night, December 25, as officers continue to respond to calls for assistance following severe storms earlier this week.

NSW boating season closes with record rescues

Marine Rescue NSW say that volunteers across the state from the Tweed to Eden and on the inland waterways of the Alpine Lakes and at Moama were involved in a record number of rescues during the the 2022/23 boating season.

A busy finish to boating season on ANZAC Day

This weekend is the last in the boating season and Marine Rescue volunteers across NSW are rescue ready ahead of ANZAC Day with the boating season wrapping up April 25.

Boaters beware: hazardous surf forecast

Marine Rescue NSW is advising boaters to take care with hazardous conditions expected until Saturday night.

Bruns rescue crew equipped with new Zodiac

Marine Rescue Brunswick has become the first service in NSW to receive a new type of inflatable boat designed to undertake flood rescues in difficult conditions.

Emergency Services Expo in Bruns on Sunday

An Emergency Services Expo will be held on Sunday in Brunswick Heads. The Expo is where the community can meet all their local First Responders in one place.

Yacht ran aground inside Ballina bar

On Saturday afternoon at around 2.15pm a yacht ran aground just inside the Ballina bar with three people on board.

Warning for boaters after 159 rescues over Easter

With one down and one to go, the two-in-a-row long weekends got off to a troubling start with Marine Rescue NSW volunteers conducting 159 rescues over the Easter long weekend.

Marine Rescue vollies prep for busy boating season

With the weather warming up and the boaties prepping their vessels, Marine Rescue NSW know that over the next few months they will be on high alert.

Boaters need to help themselves this summer

Marine Rescue Cape Byron and Marine Rescue Brunswick are urging boaters to put safety first by checking-in with their local units before heading out on the water.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...