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Celebrating the life of Uncle Gordon Johnson 31/8/1950  – 26/1/2023

Pastor Uncle Gordon Johnson died peacefully on January 26. A celebration of his life will take place this Saturday, 11 February at the Mullumbimby Showground.

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Flow Music presents: Byron Bay

The theatre will be transformed into a festival wonderland, with pre-show entertainment from 6pm, including body and face painting by donation, incredible dancers from Epic Creations, lighting by Tone from Crystal Grid and decor by Bare Foot Beat. 

Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Protecting biodiversity will take more than just the ‘30×30’ target

A 2019 UN report Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’ found that ‘nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history’.

Lismore Thistles launch youth player academy

Former Northern NSW Coach of the Year, Chris Layland, has joined the Lismore Thistles Soccer Club to help foster...

Basketball camp for youth mental health

Recently the ASK Youth team was in action at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre, delivering the 'Optimise Me' basketball camp to a large group of local kids.

Stories about "Railway Park Precinct":

Work on Byron’s Railway Park set to start

Construction on the $2.1 million upgrade of Byron’s Railway Park is expected to begin April 29, with Council staff saying ‘it will bring the area to life so that it can become a space the community is proud of’.

Byron’s Railway Park rotunda to remain

The long-running dispute over the future of Byron’s Railway Park rotunda appears to be a step closer to resolution, after Council agreed to give the much-loved structure a permanent home in the park.

Railway Park: draft POM

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park The report of the public hearing on the draft Plan of Management (POM) for Railway Park and its categorisation for general community...

Railway Park rotunda ‘on the move’

The development and ‘beautification’ of Railway Park in Byron Bay is once again under the microscope with the relocation of the Environment Centre's rotunda still on the cards.

Development at all costs

Peter Olson, Goonengerry.  I notice someone intends to ruin the scenic beauty of the Brunswick Boat Harbour by filling the entire water area with finger wharves:...

Byron mayor defends Railway Park deal

Could a secret deal to secure a cafe its own frontage onto Byron’s Railway Park have produced an unfair commercial advantage over neighbouring cafe operators?

Byron’s railway park stage one upgrade complete

Stage on of Byron Bay’s Railway Square parks upgrade has been completed and has seen the north-eastern corner of the park converted into a ‘plaza’ area, designed as the first step in recapturing the park’s role as the community meeting and gathering space.

$20k audit of Byron park tree removal contradictory

A Byron Shire councillor who voted to commission an audit into the processes surrounding the unapproved removal of trees Byron’s Railway Park late last year now admits the money might have been better spent ‘planting more trees’.

Byron Bay’s Railway Square upgrade to start next week

The first stage of landscape design and beautification works for Railway Park in Byron Bay will start next week, say Byron Shire Council staff.

‘Consultation lacking’ on Byron Bay’s Railway Park masterplan project

Plans for an ‘informal amphitheatre’ in Railway Park in Byron’s CBD, along with other improvements, will be tabled at this Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting. Yet the notice of motion has been overshadowed again with claims of improper process and lack of consultation.

Helicopters, dogs and the police four day cannabis raid

While we get the hemp industry going on the Northern Rivers and the plant is legal in many countries across the world the police have once again headed out with their choppers and dogs to curb the cannabis cultivation that the region is known for. 

$945 or $45,500 – what is the value of a tree In Kingscliff? 

Dr Firth questions arborists' valuation of a paperbark tree to be removed for Kingscliff development and says the council needs to 'establish a reasonable standard of tree valuation'. 

Remembering the latest victim of domestic violence, killed by a man on bail

I granted bail to men who then killed. I refused bail to several who did not last 24 hours behind bars – shot, stabbed, hanged or drowned in their own vomit.

Bruns fig tree slated for the chop gets reprieve

A much-loved fig tree next to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour has been saved from destruction – for now – by the quick thinking of a local activist.