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In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

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Local tennis players bring home Wendy Saville Cup

Local tennis players Lachlan Johnson, Sylvie Peart, Marielou Baudouin and Onyx Cheong represented the North East region in the...

Firefighter injured battling large blaze in vehicle scrap yard

Fire fighters battled explosions and large blaze in a vehicle scrap yard at Trenayr, north of Grafton on Monday.

Dogs – stay out 

Byron’s Main Beach and playground is a no-dog area. About ten signs clearly state this and unless someone is...

Infatuating audiences

Byron Bay indie-rock outfit The Collifowers have made a habit of infatuating audiences all along the east coast with...

RAT effectiveness: does it wane with each new COVID-19 variant?

While the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is the site of most immunity-evading mutations, RATs instead search for the nucleocapsid proteins below the virus surface.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Stories about "water extraction":

The ‘new gold’-diggers: water ‘miners’, desperate farmers and thirsty councils

As local governments across the Northern Rivers announce increased water restrictions, more regional politicians are backing an end to water extraction for the bottled water industry.

Extract the local member, not the water

Gwyn Hooper, Uki. The recent implosion of the Liberal Party has all but guaranteed a change of government at the next election. This has resulted in...

Pryce should think twice

Trevor White, Uki. I would like to bring your attention to a letter sent to the Tweed Valley Weekly last Thursday (August 16). the letter...

Tweed water-extraction firm’s upgrade bid off to court

Tweed Shire Council will defend a legal challenge to their rejection of a controversial bid by a water-extraction company at rural Bilambil to boost the size of its transport trucks from six to 19 metres and upgrade the road leading to its plant.

Groundswell anger over Tweed Valley’s ‘water mining’

A public meeting at the Uki last night revealed a groundswell of widespread discontent around the Tweed Valley over proposals for large-scale extraction of water from bores for bottling for sale.

Ex minister withdraws Uki water-extraction plan

By Luis Feliu A controversial plan by a former state agriculture minister to extract millions of lires of water a year from a licensed bore...

Ex minister’s water-extraction plan riles Uki locals

A former state agriculture minister's plan to extract 24 megalitres of water a year from a licensed bore on his Uki property and transporting it to a global soft-drinks giant's bottling plant has raised the ire of locals from around the Tweed Valley village.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.