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Feros responds to Expression of Interest announcement

The announcement earlier today that the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, started the Expressions of Interest (EOI) process for Feros Village Byron Bay has drawn a response from the Feros Care board that still sees the facility in terms of a 'closure'. 

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Circus, Comedy, WTF?

It’s that time again at the Brunswick Picture House – The Cheeky Cabaret’s new season has just opened and this one is more hilarious, and sexier, than ever!

Paco Lara Duende flamenco

Bringing the soul and spirit of Spanish flamenco, the acclaimed Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Lara will inspire and capture the imagination of Australian audiences with the release and launch of his new album Duende, a self-produced album of original compositions. 

Review on remote Indigenous Australians sheds light on the Voice to Parliament

As a white man living on Bundjalung Country, I acknowledge that it is not easy to make the cross-cultural shift from a Western paradigm lens to comprehend and appreciate the rich diversity and complexity of 65,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ sociocultural and spiritual history.

A win for Feros Village Byron Bay residents

A whole community can expel a sigh of relief at the breaking news that months of distress and sadness can now become part of history – this morning the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, has announced that services providers for aged care are advised that Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for Feros Village Byron Bay.

Disaster management needs different approach, says NRCF

Disaster funding must favour social capital and community building, rather than just ‘mopping up’, the head of the philanthropic organisation, Northern Rivers Community Foundation, says.

Voice referendum

I’m really annoyed about all the things that are written and said about the referendum on October 14 which...

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Get fire prepped – info days this weekend

The Bush Fire Danger Period has been declared, with 11 of the 32 areas beginning the danger period a month earlier than normal.

Boy on bicycle struck at Ocean Shores

An Ocean Shores boy on a bike was struck by a vehicle on Saturday, then airlifted to hospital.

Fire season is coming – time to join the RFS

As the landscape dried out in the leadup, and during, the 2019–20 Black Summer fires, Ocean Shores resident, Kitty Crain, began to look around and wonder who would come to her rescue if a fire started in the bush around her home?

OS residents call for flood-truthing with election candidates

A Meet the Candidates evening, to be held at the Ocean Shores Country Club on March 13 from 6pm, will be a chance for residents to hear about how Byron Shire’s north can better prepare for future flooding.

Flood warnings throughout Northern Rivers for Sunday

There is a high chance of Flash Flooding along the Tweed and & Byron Coasts from Sunday.

Jarjums empowered to speak up with rapper JK-47

This year’s ‘Muggi (strong) Culture, Deadly Futures’ program focussed on Aboriginal and Torres Strait jarjums, from kindy to year 12, engaging with cultural knowledge and skills ad empowering and motivating jarjums to speak up.

Brian’s kite surf odyssey gets Guinness listed

Ocean Shores resident, Brian Kiss von Soly, has just been formally recognised by Guinness World Records for completing the longest solo kite surf journey by a male.

Ocean Shores DA seeking increase in units riles neighbours

In 2020 Adam Mangleson from Chincogan Real Estate applied to develop the 1,075m2 site at 8 Kumbellin Glen, Ocean Shores, with seven units. This drew around 20 objections from local residents who said that this was an overdevelopment of the site, which is in a low-density zoned area. 

Byron’s north ‘ignored’ and ‘neglected’

Byron’s northern towns and suburbs have been ‘ignored’, with basic infrastructure such as sewerage pipes and drains suffering from long-term neglect, Byron Council was told last week.

Flooding – northern Byron Shire community groups call meetings

The north of Byron Shire was, once again, seriously impacted by recent flooding and there are several community groups taking action and calling meetings to look at possible solutions and the development of resilience in these communities.

Weed exit and smiley koalas get support

Weed and smiley koalas were on the minds of Tweed Shire Councillors and staff at last week’s council meeting.

Another wallaby death on beach prompts calls on dog owners 

A Byron local says a dead wallaby found on Belongil beach last Saturday had all the hallmarks of a dog attack, and is calling on the public to be more vigilant and for authorities to step up to help protect native wildlife.

A win for Feros Village Byron Bay residents

A whole community can expel a sigh of relief at the breaking news that months of distress and sadness can now become part of history – this morning the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, has announced that services providers for aged care are advised that Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for Feros Village Byron Bay.

How do you rate the media rating system?

Parents are being asked to have a say on whether Australia’s media classification system is effective in informing decisions around age-appropriate films and video games for children.