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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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Renewables/Wallum

Edward Kent’s letter, Wallum (June 26), tried to diminish the importance of the Save Wallum campaign to mere ‘piffle’,...

Complex Palestinian issue

Many false ideas in Mr Heilpern’s article. But I would say this; hardly anybody is trying to understand the...

Coopers Shoot wedding venue proposed 

Another local holiday accommodation operator is looking to cash in on the lucrative rural wedding market, this time in Coopers Shoot. 

Celebrate Argentine Cuisine every friday at Crystalbrook Byron’s Parilla BBQ

During the month of July, Crystalbrook Byron will be running ‘Parilla BBQ Fridays’, a culinary experience inspired by Argentine...

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Visual pollution

I live rurally, not far from Mullumbimby, and I remember the time before a rural garbage service existed. It required...

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Big Scrub Day is back at Rocky Creek Dam this Sunday

This Sunday's Big Scrub Day will feature guided walks in the magnificent rainforest around Rocky Creek Dam, planting 1,000 trees, talks from Byron Bird Buddies for kids, and seed propagation workshops with Mark Dunphy. It's a great day to meet new people, catch up with old friends and make a difference.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...