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Festival/Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

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Lismore’s latest flood fighting asset arrives

The NSW State Emergency Service’s first custom-built High Clearance Vehicle, known as a Unimog, has arrived at its new permanent home of Lismore.

Opinion: Lettuce end food shortages!

Whoever would have thought we’d need to pay $10 for a lettuce in a supermarket? This is a real sign of the times.

Committee to examine teacher shortages

The NSW Upper House’s Education Committee say they have commenced an inquiry into teacher shortages in NSW.

People with peace in their hearts?

In reference to the full page advertisement (it clearly states that it is an advertisement, and really is nothing...

Missing teenager found

Police say a thirteen-year-old girl reported missing from Tweed Heads earlier this week has been found safe and well.

Contentious Bruns DA before Council again

A controversial decision by Byron Council to approve a mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads could be overturned, after a group of councillors who oppose the plan got the numbers for a rescission motion.

Stories about "Ocean":

Drone reveals shadowy ‘shark’ secrets

From Veronica-Pooh Nash-Poleate's ‘Stay outta them oceans ‘cause that’s the sharks house’, to Shark Girl Madison Stewart who swims with them on a daily basis, there are few people who don’t have an opinion about sharks.

Raise awareness about plastic in the oceans with Arlian

Karin Ecker is showing her film The Dolphin Story, narrated by Hollywood Star Kiefer Sutherland, at the Pighouse Flicks in Byron Bay at 1.30 pm on the 29 September to raise funds for her 11 year-old son's film Plastic Alarm. Plastic Alarm raises awareness of the impact plastic has on marine life.

Mermaids rally to ban single use plastic bags

A contingent of ocean goddesses will swim ashore at Byron Bay's Main Beach on Friday to highlight the devastation that single use plastic bags have on marine ecology.

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

Byron Council report card

Did you know it’s been six months since councillors were elected? They have another two years to go, and while a usual term is a gruelling four years, this time, it’s shorter, owing to a disrupting bat virus.

Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.