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Honours shared in premiership football derby

Byron Bay FC were fourth placed on the Football Far North Coast premiership ladder after a 3-3 draw playing away against Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC in round seven of the competition.

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Helping hand – have you seen the tinny?

At the height of the floods my lovely young neighbour, Brian, was all over the place helping people. Also,...

Charity bike ride resumes

They had their bikes stolen, faced a major natural disaster, and one rider injured her knee in a fall. But it still wasn't enough enough to stop the Ocean Pools Odyssey charity bike ride from completing its mission.

Is Wilsons Creek contaminated?

Do the cars that ended up in Wilsons Creek pose a significant health risk owing to leaching toxins?

Caution when swimming in Ballina Shire

Water samples taken around Ballina Shire indicate its water is ‘good’, but caution still recommended for swimmers.

Ammunition

Danny Wakil demonstrates as much knowledge of the facts on the ground in Palestine/Israel as a duck knows of...

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

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Biodiversity offsetting subject of inquiry

The NSW Legislative Council’s Environment and Planning Committee have announced an inquiry into the government’s biodiversity offsetting scheme.

Byron Shire Council accused of maladministration over bypass

A formal complaint of maladministration by Byron Shire Council over the management of the Byron bypass process and implementation has been lodged with BSC’s general manager, Mark Arnold.

Council claims of high environmental standards for Byron bypass disputed

'Council’s commitment to going above and beyond' for the environment in relation to the Byron bypass disputed by former Mayor.

Ecologists: Byron bypass not so good for Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail

The opinion piece by Councillor Michael Lyon (4 December) on the Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail population in the vicinity of the Byron bypass development demonstrates a lack of understanding of basic ecological principles and of the statutory provisions of State and Commonwealth legislation protecting biodiversity. It also contains a number of factual errors.

Snail habitat loss not so bad says Byron Shire Councillor Lyon

Byron Shire (Green) Councillor Michael Lyon puts his position on why the destruction of the critically endangered Mitchelle's rainforest snail habitat isn't as bad as it sounds...

Byron bypass a road too far for Council?

The Butler Street Residents Group (BSRG) is pursuing an alternative route to the current Byron bypass. BSRG proposes utilising the work currently done for the bypass and then running it down the existing transport corridor of the unused railway line.

Byron bypass referral open for comment

The Byron bypass referral to the Federal government relates to the presence of the Threatened Ecological Community that is the primary habitat pot the...

Byron bypass referred to DoEE: 40 endangered snails found

The Byron Shire Council (BSC) has now officially referred itself to the Federal Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE) over the presence of the critically endangered Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail, and possibly other species, present on the proposed Byron bypass route.

Council takes another look at habitat destruction for bypass

Byron Shire Council has confirmed it will now refer itself to the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE) over the presence of the critically endangered Mitchell’s rainforest snail and the potential destruction of its primary habitat to build the Byron bypass.

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Mangrove forests are massive carbon sinks, capable of storing over 1,000 tonnes of carbon per hectare.

Local triathletes claim another title

The Byron Bay Breakers Triathlon Club has won the North Coast Interclub series for the second time after finishing on top of the table ahead of the Clarence Valley Stingrays and Hat Head Hammerheads.

Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.