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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

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...

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A fun day out for local RFS members

Recognising the unpaid dedication of their RFS members and their families the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) has run a series of seven family days across the state for RFS members and their families including one at Knockrow Macadamia Castle near Ballina last Saturday.

New captain for Mullum RFS brigade

The Mullumbimby Rural Fire Service (RFS) recently welcomed their new Captain Phill Le Marinel who said he is excited about growing the brigade.

Early bushfire season for 74 NSW council areas

The Rural Fire Service had already declared an early start to the bushfire danger season for areas on the Northern Rivers in August but last week added another 53 local government areas to the list.

Get ready for fire season this weekend

It is time to get ready for the fire season. Find out how to protect your home and family at this weekends Get Ready Weekend. Volunteer firefighters are there to give advice on how to be prepared – there will also be fun activities for the kids to enjoy.

Woman charged with stealing firefighting equipment

It seems inconceivable that in the middle of a bushfire emergency someone would break into a fire truck and steal valuable firefighting equipment. But that’s exactly what happened yesterday in Lismore.

Main Arm fire brigade celebrates 75 years of community

From long haired hippies to National Party supporters, the whole community came out on Saturday to celebrate 75 years of the Main Arm rural fire service.

Volunteers rural fireys deserve apology from minister

Guy Zangari, shadow minister for emergency services. NSW emergency services minister David Elliott has refused to apologise to rural volunteer firefighters after comparing them to characters from the 1970s comedy Dad’s Army.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...