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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Police assault charge heads back to local court

The NSW Supreme Court has found that a decision by local magistrate and former police officer, Michael Deakin, was an ‘error of law’.

Developer sparks storage stress

Byron-based property owner/developer, Josh Thompson, has created a shitstorm within the community after trying to evict customers renting 160 units at his ACE storage facility within a week, to make way for 26 warehouses.

Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Singing songs of sorrow and resilience

Tucked away in a Mullumbimby music studio, a group of local musicians have been pouring their hearts out through song.

More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies...

Top tips for feline friends this International Cat Day

Some silly humans think that it's money that makes the world go around – we all know it's cats!

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Hope for hundreds more long-term Byron Shire rentals

At least 1,500 whole homes will come onto the Byron Shire’s rental market after the introduction of a 90-day short-term holiday letting cap, according to modelling from the NSW planning department.

Holiday letting promise unfulfilled

The NSW Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts (Liberal), has avoided honouring his 2019 commitment to cap holiday letting to 90 days in parts of Byron Shire

Premier Dominic Perrottet visits Mullumbimby

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet visited the Mullumbimby District and Neighbourhood Centre in Mullumbimby this afternoon with local member Tamara Smith.

Women in politics event at Byron Theatre February 9

The Community Hub, in collaboration with the Byron Community Centre, and Sourdough Business Women, are holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, February 9, to ignite debate and discussion about the journey of women in politics – past, present, and future.

Blunt side of tourism’s double edged sword as COVID bears down on Northern Rivers

A double-edged sword, the benefits of being a tourist area is showing cracks as the weight of COVID-19 bears down on the Far North Coast.

Let’s Talk: Women in Politics on Wednesday

Byron Bay is Let’s Talk: Women in Politics is bringing together local and national female politicians to share their stories, insights and perspectives on why Australian women are still largely underrepresented in politics.

More than 500 take part in regional housing taskfoce meetings

The state’s planning minister says more than 500 people across regional NSW took part in his department’s Regional Housing Taskforce virtual roadshow earlier this...

Nationals MP calls for emergency response to housing crisis

Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis [Nationals] called for emergency orders in response to the NSW housing crisis on Tuesday as part of an online regional housing taskforce meeting.

Lockdown to increase in length and breadth

On the back of reports that NSW Health has detected Covid-19 fragments in Ballina sewage, Tamara Smith MP has just announced on her Facebook page that it looks like the local lockdown will continue past Tuesday and expand.

Lockdown for parts of Far North Coast from 6pm today

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has just announced that she had had confirmation from State Health Minister Brad Hazzard, that the Far North Coast will be in a 7 day lockdown from 6 pm tonight, including the Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Casino and Kyogle LGAs.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.