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Backlash Stan Grant
Extraordinary negative and callous statements regarding Stan Grant in the recent edition’s Backlash section. Grant was a terrible host?...
60% of Ballina Council investments in fossil fuel aligned companies
The Ballina Shire Council had more than $60 million invested in fossil fuel aligned companies on behalf of ratepayers as of the end of April 2023.
Bayside Residents Association formed
A new residents association has emerged in what residents say is one of Byron Shire’s ‘forgotten’ suburbs’ – Bayside Brunswick Heads.
In the time of Jesus as per the accounts in the Bible, all women were lowly handmaidens, they were,...
Byron Council compliance staff bolstered
Are the van campers of Brunswick Heads thoughtless travellers with no respect for the town and its inhabitants, or are many in fact local homeless folk looking for a safe space with toilets and running water?
Search and rescue exercises in Ballina this weekend
Marine Rescue NSW will take part in the first of three regional Search and Rescue Exercises (SAREX) on the NSW North Coast at Ballina this weekend.
Revisiting Aquarius: where we have been and where we need to go
It was ‘far out’ to be in Nimbin again for the 50th celebration of the Aquarius Festival.
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Will bus bust Byron’s gridlock?
Byron Shire Council – and no doubt many residents – are hoping their new park ‘n’ ride scheme will end the annual car park that Ewingsdale Road becomes at Xmas.
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.
Put public safety ahead of pub profits
I commend the Byron Shire Mayor for his promotion of a safer Byron Bay. There is however a danger in opting for an easy way out to combat the apprehended surge in alcohol violence this New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay.
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plans for a safe and family friendly New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay are in tatters after Roads and Maritime Services have withdrawn permission for roadblocks at entry points to the town.
Byron’s ‘safe’ NYE won’t come cheap
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson is adamant that this New Year's Eve will be a far cry from last year, when drinkers ran wild, 14 people were arrested and tonnes of garbage were collected.
Falls Festival sells out
Promoters of Byron Bay's inaugural Falls Festival are 'thrilled' that tickets have sold out less than a month after they went on sale. The event will run over the New Year's Eve period at the Splendour in the Grass festival site.
Fun community connection for Japanese community
The local Japanese community came together in early May at the Cavanbah center to celebrate Japanese Children’s Day.
Tragic death of two men in Yamba
NSW Police have today spoken to the media after the body of a man and a teenage boy were located inside a home at Yamba yesterday.
Expect saltwater on Ballina roads during king tides
Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads.
Warming winter for Tweed Shire’s homeless
It's no secret that the Far North Coast has some of the highest homelessness figures in the country and Dharma Care is determined to reduce those figures as the days get colder.