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BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

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Community disharmony

Jenny Shiels, Byron Bay I read Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox (21 July), and I agree there is disharmony in communities worldwide. Yes,...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Sobering Tale

Like most people I know alcoholism is in my genes. My father was an alcoholic. He drove drunk into another car, killed himself and an innocent man. He was 30. I’m 53.

BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

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...

Will Tweed Council remove final option for RLSC in Tweed Shire?

At its upcoming Council meeting, the Tweed Shire Council is seeking to remove the option of Rural Land Sharing Communities, which includes multiple occupancies and community title.

Stories about "swimming pools":

Time for a splash in Ballina and Alstonville for free

Ballina Memorial Pool and Alstonville Aquatic Centre are opening their doors for free this weekend.

Murwillumbah boasts ‘no distractions’ for elite Asian swimmers

Two Indonesian elite swimmers have returned to make the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre their training headquarters this month after gaining competition success after basing themselves there five years ago.

Pool inspections are bureaucracy gone mad

Jan Milton Blanch JP, Mullumbimby. I have had to agree to an inspection of my pool by the powers that be. I live on a rural acreage totally out of view of any road in the area. The acreage also contains a slippery sided (when wet) waterhole which retains water for a week or so after heavy rain and then dries up.

Pool owners beware

Ron Olesen, Ocean Shores. Pool owners, council’s reaching for your wallet. My wife and I built a swimming pool on our property some years ago. The construction was approved by Byron Shire Council and a final occupation certificate issued. We both believe in pool safety as far too many drownings, mostly of children, have occurred in inadequately fenced and gated pools.

Ballina to push for rate rise to fund pool upgrades

Ballina Shire Council will push ahead with its plan to raise rates to fund upgrades of its swimming pools at Ballina and Alstonville. That’s despite stiff opposition from ratepayers and questions about the validity the consultation program.

Ballina wants rate rise to pay for pools

Ballina shire council will embark on a major consultation with residents around its plan to raise rates by 5.5 per cent for 2015/16 and 2016/17. The aim is raise $4 million in loans for the redevelopment of the Alstonville and Ballina swimming pools.

Westerly winds challenge Tweed Valley sailors

Matt Andrews The experience of John Haywood and the other crew members of Capers triumphed in the winter westerlies and run out tide that greeted...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Interview with Ross Wilson, composer and Daddy Cool frontman

When the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Michael Gudinski and Sir Elton John call out a song as ‘one of the great Australian rock ‘n’ roll songs’, ‘one of the greatest songs of all time’, and ‘one of my favourite tracks’, then you know it was and still is, a hit.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Sobering Tale

Like most people I know alcoholism is in my genes. My father was an alcoholic. He drove drunk into another car, killed himself and an innocent man. He was 30. I’m 53.