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.
The Byron Bay Beez basketballers are enjoying a return to most competitions, and after two rounds the senior men have posted a win and a loss.
You can never have enough trees and local tree planting NGO Rainforest Now say, the more they can grow, the more they can plant.
The Land and Environment Court has rubber stamped an agreement between a developer and Byron Council regarding a controversial ‘affordable housing’ proposal, leaving residents greatly disappointed about the outcome, and the process by which it was achieved.
NSW Police has confirmed that remains located in bushland near Byron Bay last month have been identified as those of missing woman, Thea Liddle.
The effervescent Miguel Maestre, chef extraordinaire from The Living Room, recently visited Byron Farmers Market with his film crew seeking ingredient inspiration – and he wasn’t left disappointed!
The Byron Bay Cycle Club was awarded a 250,000 grant which will see a one-kilometre competition-grade cycle track at the Cavanbah Cente in Byron Bay.
In the absence of a ‘religion devoted to a healthy environment and a sustainable human civilisation’, environmental scientist and author Guy Lane decided to start one.
The current high tides are once again causing significant erosion of the dunes at Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay. This has seen mature trees fall onto the beach as the dunes are eaten away.
A crime scene has been established following the discovery of skeletal remains in bushland near Byron Bay.
Julian Rocks Drive residents in Sunrise are still fuming over Council’s planning process, court mediation and the approval by councillors of a contentious six multi-dwelling development on their street.
Police were reminding buskers last week in Byron Bay that Byron Shire Council has extended the suspension of Busking permits in the Byron Bay CBD until July 31, owing to the possibility of attracting large crowds, in breach of the current restrictions.
Fundraising for the for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is one the home stretch and a single donation of $325,000 means that a team of Australian vets are well on the way to creating Australia’s largest Mobile Wildlife Hospital to help save native Australian wildlife.
The RFS is back on track training new recruits for the Rural Fire Service (RFS) as they prepare for the next fire season.
Thousands of protestors gathered in Byron Bay and Lismore on Saturday to demand justice for Indigenous Australians, an end to Aboriginal deaths in custody, and to support the global Black Lives Matter movement.
Byron Bay and Lismore will have rallies on Saturday as a show of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter protests and to highlight the issue of Australian Black Deaths in Custody.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is currently undertaking some routine maintenance on the Cape Byron Lighthouse.
Today it is one year since Belgian backpacker Théo Hayez walked out of Cheeky Monkey’s in Byron Bay – he was last sighted by a security camera as he walked away from the club
Many venues across the nation are breathing a huge sigh of relief as restrictions have eased enough for them to, at the very least, get the wheels back in motion for businesses that have been closed for weeks. Stone & Wood Brewing Co has created a whole new concept to set up the ‘Welcome Back’ option.
Always ahead of the curve: from introducing her friends to rock ‘n’ roll, to being part of the first wave of hippies to settle in Main Arm, to dropping ‘back in’ Jane Shand was a wild, loving, adventurous, and caring spirit who passed away on 29 April, 2020.
Determined to be an April baby Kayla Tutchen ignored the fact that May Day was approaching until about 7pm on the 30th when she sent mum into labour.
The Byron Community Centre is urgently seeking financial support from the community so that it can continue to deliver food to locals in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
There used to be only a few cents differences in fuel prices – but with differences of over thirty cents a litre across the Northern Rivers is it time to start shopping around again?
A Daily Mail story is cashing in on coronavirus fear by claiming that ‘Byron Bay emerges as a coronavirus red zone’ with locals told to get tested ‘IMMEDIATELY’ for deadly COVID-19 even if their symptoms are mild.
Testing for COVID-19 has now been made available to all residents in the Byron Shire who show symptoms of COVID-19.