22.6 C
Byron Shire
February 9, 2023
Home Tags The Pocket

Latest News

Celebrating the life of Uncle Gordon Johnson 31/8/1950  – 26/1/2023

Pastor Uncle Gordon Johnson died peacefully on January 26. A celebration of his life will take place this Saturday, 11 February at the Mullumbimby Showground.

Other News

Community advocacy

I am a small business owner of Byron Central Apartments. Tamara Smith MP has recently supported us on two...

Celebrating LOVE

The Paddock Project is hosting a (pre) Valentine’s Day picnic at the home of the giant LOVE sign that welcomes everyone to Mullumbimby. The LOVE sign has set the tone for all visitors and locals who pass by on their way into town and has probably been the most photographed local influencer for the past three years

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’

Celebrating the life of Uncle Gordon Johnson 31/8/1950  – 26/1/2023

Pastor Uncle Gordon Johnson died peacefully on January 26. A celebration of his life will take place this Saturday, 11 February at the Mullumbimby Showground.

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a...

Bluesfest performer’s triple GRAMMY win

Regular Byron Bluesfest performer Bonnie Raitt look out three gongs at yesterday's GRAMMY awards, bringing her a total of 13 across the span of her career.

Stories about "The Pocket":

EPA investigates Council over creek soil dumping/stockpiling

Executive Council staff have refused to answer key questions around a large amount of soil that was dumped on Marshalls Creek floodplain in The Pocket recently, which is believed to be stockpiled for Council infrastructure projects.

Taking the time to remember as the future unfolds

Mary Creighton wanted to go for a drive to look around her town and her old homes at The Pocket and Main Arm. She wanted to see what the flood had done.

Byron Council investigates The Pocket Road earthworks as runoff fills Marshalls Creek

Driving up The Pocket Road from Billinudgel, the veil of green is suddenly ripped aside as you see what appears to be a hillside cleared back to bare earth. The first thought is – ‘disaster coming at next rain’.

Local RFS recruits getting hands on during training

The RFS is back on track training new recruits for the Rural Fire Service (RFS) as they prepare for the next fire season.

Hot air balloon snaps power lines in The Pocket

A hot air balloon carrying 11 people brought down two power lines near the The Pocket Road at Middle Pocket just after 7.30am last Saturday.

Debacle for The Pocket and Main Arm

Meriel Shaw, Main Arm . Seven-hundred-and-forty houses for Main Arm and the Pocket? You have to be kidding! One big ugly suburb!

Library bags – for the love of literacy

A charming new initiative has been launched by the ladies of the Brunswick Valley VIEW Club and local public schools.

Pocket magic

Terri Marks, Ocean Shores. I am a second-year student studying a bachelor degree in primary education at Southern Cross University. Recently I was given the opportunity to complete my practical placement at the Pocket Public School.

Helicopters, dogs and the police four day cannabis raid

While we get the hemp industry going on the Northern Rivers and the plant is legal in many countries across the world the police have once again headed out with their choppers and dogs to curb the cannabis cultivation that the region is known for. 

$945 or $45,500 – what is the value of a tree In Kingscliff? 

Dr Firth questions arborists' valuation of a paperbark tree to be removed for Kingscliff development and says the council needs to 'establish a reasonable standard of tree valuation'. 

Remembering the latest victim of domestic violence, killed by a man on bail

I granted bail to men who then killed. I refused bail to several who did not last 24 hours behind bars – shot, stabbed, hanged or drowned in their own vomit.

Bruns fig tree slated for the chop gets reprieve

A much-loved fig tree next to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour has been saved from destruction – for now – by the quick thinking of a local activist.