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Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

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‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

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Animal Justice Party brings home the bacon

The results are in for the final seat in the NSW upper house, and just about everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. Here’s why.

CSG is first priority for new Ballina MP

New Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith has wasted no time getting on with the job. As the election result was being called yesterday Ms Smith was already in Sydney learning the lay of the land.

Bangalow voters shun rail trail

Jens Krause, Byron Bay. The Nationals candidate for Ballina received 355 primary votes out of 1,333 counted at the Bangalow polling booth. That is 27 per cent or roughly one quarter. The heartland of the rail trail lobby is Bangalow.

Greens cry foul over nursing-home lockout

The Ballina Greens have called on the NSW Electoral Commission to declare invalid votes from a Ballina Catholic aged care centre after it refused the party permission to leave electoral materials for residents.

West Byron newspaper ad inaccurate: residents

  An advertisement taken out by Byron Shire real estate agent and councillor Rose Wanchap in The Byron Shire Echo last week riled up...

Track removal, public transport major issues for Byron voters

Ripping up the railway tracks emerged as an unpopular move from the Ocean Shores meet the candidates night, held on Monday.

Landcare languishing after government cuts

Jeremy Buckingham, Greens NSW MLC. We are currently facing an agricultural and environmental crisis in NSW. Landcare, has had its funding and infrastructure support cut by successive governments and is now fighting for survival.

Number every box when you vote

Richard Jones, former MLC 1988-2003, Possum Creek. The Northern Rivers is no longer natural National Party territory. Change is in the air - but only if electors don't allow their votes to expire and become worthless

Nationals are an environmental disaster

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I agree with the National’s Kris Beavis that ‘nothing is more important than protecting our environment’, though he needs to realise that it is not just about recycling waste while he trashes the environment. The National Party’s record speaks for itself.

Ballina candidates upbeat at Byron forum

Five NSW state election candidates for the seat of Ballina faced their potential employers at a job interview (otherwise known as a meet the candidates forum) in the Byron Bay Community Centre on Tuesday .

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to accept the democratic vote at their...

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place for already pampered outsiders to...