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Butler Street Reserve checked for PFAS pollution

Authorities are checking the Byron Bay site for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, more commonly known as PFAS.

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A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Quarry comes up against the farmers of Bentley

You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to...

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Stories about "road closures":

Temporary detour for Byron Bay Road this Sunday

Work to extend Hutley Drive and upgrade Byron Bay Road near Lennox Head will lead to the temporary closure of Byron Bay Road this Sunday, 29 March.

Urliup Road closed for repairs

Two sections of Urliup Road, Urliup, are being closed from today to allow Tweed Shire Council contractors to repair two landslips from the March 2017 floods.

Kohinur causeways reopen as bushfire burns in Upper Main Arm

BREAKING NEWS: Two causeways either side of Kohinur Hall in Main Arm, closed without notice by Byron Shire Council yesterday, have reopened with a five-ton limit allowing passenger vehicles to access them.

Major road closures remain around northern rivers

Updated Monday, 9am: Parts of the Bruxner Highways, Tweed Valley Way and Bangalow road remained closed on Sunday night, as the effects of flood waters start to move south. The Pacific Highway is closed to light vehicles only at New Italy.

Quarry comes up against the farmers of Bentley

You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

Business calls for Tweed train tracks to be kept ignored

More than 800 people had signed a petition calling for a new rail trail to be built next to, rather than in place of, the existing disused railway line running through the shire.

Resilient communities training on offer

‘Resilience’ has become a buzzword in Australia over the past few years, as communities across the country struggle to cope with fire, floods, and a pandemic.