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Byron Shire
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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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Lismore Council chooses costly by-election over ‘countback’ if a council position becomes vacant

New Councillor Big Rob took to the floor of the Lismore Council chambers during the first council meeting (Tuesday...

Stop Forestry Corporation causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ to burnt out State Forests

A leaked report revealed that the independent report from the Natural Resources Commission’s to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires had been ignored.

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Spice Palace: Fresh, local and made from scratch

Rob Cullinan and Duska Jefed are the couple behind Spice Palace. They lovingly make dips, tapenade, dukkah, harissa, chilli...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

Stories about "tennis":

Mullum’s Marielou comes second in state tennis championship

Marielou Baudouin from the Mullumbimby Tennis Club made it into the U/12 girls final of the NSW Junior Closed Championships held in Sydney two weeks ago.

Young guys from Mullumbimby win local tennis final

Mullumbimby’s junior teams are very strong at the moment, with the local up-and-coming players doing well in tournaments around the country.

Indigenous tennis program in Tweed nets young talent

Twelve young indigenous children in the Tweed are showing their natural talent for tennis under a free, eight-week coaching program which has given them a chance of a lifetime to become champions in the game.

‘Saucy Senior Against Ageism’ gets Margaret across the line

Aiming to be the over 85 women's singles world champion, Margaret Fisher has had crowdfunding success thanks to her secret admirer, 'Saucy Senior Against Ageism'.

Junior dominates tennis circuit

New Brighton tennis protégé Caspian Tuckwell was a finalist in both the singles and doubles at the NSW Country Championships held in Forster earlier...

Stephen Gort: coming full circle at Mullum

A tour player and now a Mullumbimby coach, Steve has been elected president of the Mullum Tennis Club, in a move outgoing president Steve Johnstone welcomed as a ‘rejuvenation’ of the club.

Mullumbimby tennis is the place for swingers

Who doesn’t love a good game of tennis? From the social to the pro and the pro-watcher, tennis is one of the country’s favourite sports. After a wet start to the year, things are about to expand at the Mullumbimby Tennis Club.

Louis reaches for tennis stars

At just 14 years of age, Louis Clark has already been playing tennis for eight years and competing for over a third of his life. A bit of a lone ranger, Louis spends his time at several clubs and benefits from the experience of more than one coach and a few training buddies. Photos Eve Jeffery

Scientists love tennis

As the winter sports slowly wind down and finals are played out, we are looking towards longer sunnier days and the tennis season. Scientists and...

Winners on the Gold Coast

Tennis coach Stephen Gort and his doubles partner Ross Taylor, from Southport,  ecently took out the prestigious Gold Coast Bruce Lynton BMW Open Men’s...

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.