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Fire danger period to end early for Northern Rivers

Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley are among the local government areas (LGAs) that will see an early end to  the Bush Fire Danger Period.

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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

Man dies at unpatrolled Yamba beach

A man has died after being swept into surf at Pippi Beach, near Yamba, north of Coffs Harbour.

Delay on clothes-optional beach decision 

Tyagarah Beach will remain a clothes-optional location until at least June 30, after the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) bowed to a concerted campaign from the local naturist community.

Coastal hazard assessment study released

The way in which coastlines are managed is moving forward, with a consultant report – Byron Shire Coastal Hazard Assessment (CHA) – being released by Council. 

SAE Institute now a University College

Creative media educator, SAE, says it is has been reclassified from institute to a University College. 

Bangalow rezoning proposal includes first affordable housing lot for Council 

A scheme created by Byron Council in a bid to generate more affordable housing in the shire looks set to get its first workout when a housing project comes before this week’s Council meeting.

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Is the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation doing anything yet?

Despite the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) being in operation for three weeks to lead the ‘long-term reconstruction of flood-impacted areas across the Northern Rivers, it appears nothing has been achieved so far, owing to staffing and an advisory board that is yet to be finalised.

Israel Palestine

Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state, that, unlike the current ones...

Byron Dog Rescue: 20 years of lifesaving love and dedication

Celebrating two decades of compassion and dedication to our four-legged friends by Byron Dog Rescue.

Stolen ute, ransacked service station and vandalised police cars

Stolen Brunswick Heads ute allegedly taken on wild adventure ransacking service station and being party to vandalising police cars before being abandoned in the bush at Coraki.

Byron Council reduces fossil fuel investment to 56%

Byron Shire Council investments in projects linked to fossil fuel production decreased significantly after the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) relaxed rules last year.