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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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Food for thought?

‘The fundamental cause of the trouble,’ he wrote, ‘is that in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while...

Mullumbimby Indian Restaurant

The Mullum Indian Restaurant is situated, conveniently, a short drive from town, at the Mullumbimby Golf Club and...

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

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.

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Wildlife hospital powering ahead at Macadamia Castle, and coming to TV

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is going from strength to strength since relocating to the Macadamia Castle, on the Hinterland Way north of Lennox Head, in October. Matilda the mobile vet hospital is now based next to the electric vehicle charging stations and there's a renewed focus on native wildlife and education within the park.

Ballina Council agrees to consider tighter holiday let policy

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to investigate options for restricting short-term rental accommodation.

Volunteers sought to meet and greet tourists in Ballina

The resumption of the Northern Rivers' tourism industry has prompted the Ballina Shire Council to invite local residents to become volunteer ambassadors for the sector.

Business calls for Tweed train tracks to be kept ignored

More than 800 people had signed a petition calling for a new rail trail to be built next to, rather than in place of, the existing disused railway line running through the shire.

Ballina’s race walking champion honoured

Kerry Saxby-Junna returned to her old home of Ballina on Friday for the unveiling of a new tribute and tourist attraction in her honour.

Fun in forests this summer

Forestry Corporation of NSW is reminding holiday-makers that NSW state forests offer plenty of fun and adventure, but visitors need to be safe, and respectful.

No mobile phone? No access…

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has highlighted the that some people and areas still need manual sign-in systems around COVID-19 safety plans and there is not a one size fits all policy available.

COVID-19 impacts on job vacancies

It’s no secret that unemployment in the Byron Shire has spiked as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated recession.

Tourism thriving as borders remain closed

Despite the significant impacts of the border closure on our local health and construction sectors, our tourism and retail economies appear to be performing solidly.

Splendour 2020 cancelled – what does this mean for locals?

Another festival cancelled – what does this mean for a region that is so highly dependent on tourism and festivals?

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night (19 January) while there were...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.