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$3 million for regional news outlets in NSW

The NSW government has announced a new $3 million fund to assist regional communities to have access to trusted news sources covering the stories that matter.

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Medicinal cannabis; a better way forward

For the first time ever, I am living my truths and no one is trying to hurt me because of it. This is a much better way. 

Edjamakashun pledges from NSW election candidates

NSW election candidates make their case for improving poor education standards  With Labor think tank, The McKell Institute, outlining a...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Have your Perfect Say

Here in the Byron Shire our crisis is so famous it’s made international news. It’s been in the US Rolling Stone even. It’s been in documentaries. It’s been in The Guardian. It’s what we live with here – every day. We live in a community where there is nowhere to live and the whole world is watching what we do next, wondering if we will do what their super star tourist destinations did and regulate the housing market. People in places like Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Miami found out that tough regulations actually aren’t bad for business after all. That’s just property market profiteering propaganda.

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

Trove runs out of funding in June. How will the loss of the service affect Australian and Pacific research?

Most of Trove’s 22 million annual page visits come from members of the public: family historians, students, and general browsers interested in the six billion records it houses. But over the past 14 years, the archive has also become a crucial resource for academic work.

Missing woman, Elanora

Police have charged a 30-year-old man with multiple domestic violence offences as the search continues for 61-year-old Wendy Sleeman,...

Stories about "Wategos Beach":

Ongoing large Wategos house builds could cause drainage issues

The Wategos Beach mansion development that breached Byron’s height limit by nearly 10 per cent was just one example of the development issues occurring in the famous suburb, Byron Council has heard

Wategos mansion breaches height limit

The owner of two neighbouring multi-million-dollar mansions being built at Wategos Beach could be forced to rebuild part of one of the houses, after illegally breaching height regulations for the iconic precinct.

Honouring Big John

In honour of Big John Keevers; a man who always made you feel special and he always engaged and connected from the heart.

Surfers farewell a gentle giant of the waves

A member of our surfing community has died. It came as a shock. No-one in my circle had known he was sick, but none of us had been very close to him. Big John was a larger-than-life character. Literally and figuratively.

Locals enjoy success at 2018 Malibu Classic

Byron Bay’s Jack Entwistle has won two divisions of the 2018 Byron Bay Malibu Classic held at Wategos Beach over the weekend. The 24-year-old won...

Freestyling and Stoke lands at Wategos

The final day of the Byron Bay Surf Festival last weekend included the Freestyle and Stoke invitational and non-competitive surfing event. Action started at 7am...

Vale Professor Will Steffen – leading climate scientist

Leading climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has died of pancreatic cancer in Canberra at 75.

Oil spill on M1 near Byron, traffic backed up to Brunswick Heads exit

An accident on the M1 has brought southbound traffic to a standstill from the Brunswick Heads exit at Gulgan Road and Tweed Street.

Four arrested over alleged break-ins, trespass – Casino

Four boys have been arrested by police investigating alleged aggravated break and enter and trespass offences in Casino on Monday, 30 January.

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.