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Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

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Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

Vehicle access to Unicorn Falls to close

President of the recently formed Byron Hikers Club says a ‘controversy is brewing’ around National Parks’ recently announced plans to close vehicle access to Unicorn Falls, located on South Chowan Road behind Upper Main Arm.

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning...

Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

Ink Gin still a winner

S Haslam Has it already been six years since I first saw a demonstration of the curious colour-changing properties of...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The...

Stories about "shark culling":

Shark tracker shines spotlight on wildlife deaths

Humane Society International Australia and the Australian Conservation Marine Society are launching a shark culling impact tracker, which counts the mounting toll of marine animals indiscriminately caught and killed in shark culling equipment.

Are there more sharks in our waters?

Are there more sharks or have we just become accustomed to vanishing species in our midst?

Minister open to potential shark cull

The federal environment minister says he is open to proposals for drum lines and a cull of great white sharks, including on the NSW north coast.

Call to trial shark technologies in Ballina waters

Ballina beaches should be among the first to trial some of the new shark repellent technologies being discussed at today’s shark summit in Sydney, according to Ballina MP Tamara Smith.

Shark cull call obscene

Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby. Don Munro from the LeBA board riders certainly does not speak for all of the local surfing community when he makes the obscene call for a ‘limited’ shark cull. He speaks for the redneck fringe.

Shark-cull call disturbing

Steve Berry, Mullumbimby. Hearing of the call from local surfers to cull sharks in the area is as surprising as it is disturbing.

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The draft concept plan for John...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.