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Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

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Stories about "rock wall":

Seawall shemozzle without legal clarity

With the June 14 public submission deadline for Council’s coastal policy looming, it’s emerged that there is no legal clarity as to the the ownership of, and liability for, the 1.1km seawall proposal along Belongil beach.

What about rock walls for New Brighton & Sth Golden?

L Cronin, Billinudgel. We residents of the northern end of the shire watch in disbelief as council prepares to pour our dwindling financial resources into bottomless rock holes in a vain attempt to protect a few properties at Belongil, while turning a blind eye to the perilous situation facing far more properties at New Brighton and South Golden Beach.

No winners at Brunswick loos

Mary Maher, Brunswick Heads. Torakina toilets at the entrance to the wall have long been a black hole and I have done a bit of tub-thumping (pardon the puns) about our dark and dank facilities.

Belongil landowners versus potholes

Charles Sawyer, Byron Bay. Council is considering spending about two million dollars to protect a relatively few Belongil landowners by putting rocks on the beach while saving money by leaving the roads unsafe.

Rock wall plan favours Belongil landowners

Paul Spooner, Byron Shire councillor. It appears that all people in the Byron Shire are not to be treated equally when it comes to deciding whether to put rocks on public land at Belongil beach.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.