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Sat 28 Nov 2020

Region’s ‘shining star’ idea to plan natural burial ground

Premium Content Region’s ‘shining star’ idea to plan natural burial ground

COUNCILLORS hope to transform “an unused, unloved piece of land” into something that will help the community.

Fri 27 Nov 2020

Christmas busy for shoppers, busier for scammers

Premium Content Christmas busy for shoppers, busier for scammers

Online shopping is in full swing and here is how you can protect yourself this festive season.

Calls for extra policing to avoid drownings

Premium Content Calls for extra policing to avoid drownings

STUDY by Surf Life Saving Australia, included 61 cases of drownings recorded in Tweed, Ballina and Byron Bay areas.

SHIFTING SANDS: Byron beach cafe may need to be moved

Premium Content SHIFTING SANDS: Byron beach cafe may need to be moved

500 sandbags are propping up a cafe at a popular Byron beachside location, but it may no be enough

Thu 26 Nov 2020

Proposed Dunoon dam ‘a quarter of a billion-dollar gamble’

Premium Content Proposed Dunoon dam ‘a quarter of a billion-dollar gamble’

FOUR former Rous County Councillors have voiced their opposition to a new dam describing it as outdated.

‘$252m slush fund’ documents contradict Gladys

Premium Content ‘$252m slush fund’ documents contradict Gladys

Shredded and deleted documents that outlined the grants approval process have been recovered, and handed over to a parliamentary committee.

No TAFE site secured as council considers precinct vision

Premium Content No TAFE site secured as council considers precinct vision

A SITE for a Byron Bay Connected Learning Centre is yet to be secured by TAFE NSW.

Traffic may cause some tradies to charge ‘Byron Bay rates’

Premium Content Traffic may cause some tradies to charge ‘Byron Bay rates’

BYRON BAY’s traffic chaos is making it unappealing for tradies to accept jobs, according to one landscaper.

Man allegedly used ‘bribes’ to have sex with step sons

Premium Content Man allegedly used ‘bribes’ to have sex with step sons

The man is accused of maintaining a sexual relationship with three brothers aged between 10 and 14.

‘Bribery’: Parents warned to keep teacher gifts small

Premium Content ‘Bribery’: Parents warned to keep teacher gifts small

Parents are being told not to be too generous with teacher presents, amid fears cash and gift cards could amount to bribery.

BYRON GRIDLOCK: Aim for 1km every minute, says councillor

Premium Content BYRON GRIDLOCK: Aim for 1km every minute, says councillor

A PERFECT storm of issues have made Byron’s traffic a sore point this week.

Wed 25 Nov 2020

Search for swimmer suspended after 'exhaustive' inquiries

Premium Content Search for swimmer suspended after 'exhaustive' inquiries

POLICE have called off the search for a woman feared missing off the coast of Evans Head after no sign of the swimmer after an extensive multi-agency effort.

Woman in critical condition after head on crash with truck

Premium Content Woman in critical condition after head on crash with truck

A WOMAN has been flown to hospital and the Bruxner Highway remains affected in both directions after a head-on crash between a truck and car this afternoon.

High percentage of the hottest celebrities live in Byron Bay

Premium Content High percentage of the hottest celebrities live in Byron Bay

Byron Bay has become a celebrity magnet and now, thanks to a new study, it has a brand new title.

11 issues going before Byron council

Premium Content 11 issues going before Byron council

ELEVEN things Byron Council will consider at its meeting this week.

WATER LOST: Millions of dollars wasted due to leaky pipes

Premium Content WATER LOST: Millions of dollars wasted due to leaky pipes

A COUNCILLOR is trying to set up a strategic plan to reduce the amount of uncounted water in the network.

Rugby league legend passes on vital road safety tips

Premium Content Rugby league legend passes on vital road safety tips

LISMORE school students learnt a valuable lesson from their hero last week.

Late night swim goes horribly wrong for man swept away

Premium Content Late night swim goes horribly wrong for man swept away

EMERGENCY services used night vision goggles to try and find the struggling swimmer at 1am.

Midwife ‘distressed’ by case resulting from fatal home birth

Premium Content Midwife ‘distressed’ by case resulting from fatal home birth

A FAR North Coast woman is one of two people charged over the death of mother Caroline Lovell.

Man who punched officer in face appeals prison sentence

Premium Content Man who punched officer in face appeals prison sentence

HE IS expected to seek a lighter penalty during a hearing in the new year.

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