Cancer Support Group Now in Byron Bay

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THERE is now a general cancer support group in Byron Bay for anyone living in the Northern Rivers.

Meetings will be held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10am and held at the Cancer Council building at 8/130 Jonson Street, Byron Bay.

The aim of the group is to provide a safe, supportive and friendly environment for people with cancer, to discuss how they are feeling.

For more information please contact Ken on 0411 233 755 or David on 0428 187 025.

Beach Hotel Drinkers Will Love Pauly P at 5pm

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Candy Kiss Photo

BYRON BAY’S Pauly Punk is on at the Beach Hotel tonight. The Wandering Eyes frontman will hit the stage around 5pm.

Pauly’s OneManBand loop show and his multi-instrumentalist talents will make his act the perfect companion for a Friday drink after work.

Pauly’s OneManBand loop show and his multi-instrumentalist talents will make his act the perfect companion for a Friday drink after work.

Pauly is owner-operator at Babylon Bookings so he knows what fits best for his venues.

His reputation for consistently delivering a grouse act is huge – don’t miss him.

“Ferris Gump” Marathon Run Reaches Darwin

TOP ENDING: Byron Bay's Ben Ferris aka Ferris Gump in Darwin and featured in the local news.

TOP ENDING: Byron Bay’s Ben Ferris aka Ferris Gump in Darwin and featured in the local news.

BYRON Bay’s Ferris Gump has made it to Darwin. After 66 days running the long way from Townsville along the Savannah Way pulling his 50kg trailer, Ferris a.k.a. Byron Bay’s Ben Ferris arrived in Darwin.

His mission was to raise awareness and funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and he will now spend 6 months in Darwin preparing for his next ultra marathon.

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Devils Not Quite Good Enough for Comp Leaders

The Devils captain, Ryan ‘the Crab’ O’Connell found himself in a spot of bother at Evans Head on Saturday.

The Devils captain, Ryan ‘the Crab’ O’Connell found himself in a spot of bother at Evans Head on Saturday. Photo: John Campbell

WINNING becomes a habit. The Evans Head Bombers, an honest but not outstanding team, have acquired it. Byron Bay’s Red Devils have gone cold turkey on it.

Saturday’s NRRRL clash between the two sides at Stan Payne Oval was a classic example of one being able to find a way to victory and the other unable to grasp it when it was virtually in the palm of their hand.

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Belongil Beach Access Closed “Due to Erosion”

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Beach access temporarily CLOSED due to coastal erosion. Photo: Simon Richardson

Byron Bay’s Belongil Beach access has been closed.

The sign at the top of the stairway leading to the beach reads “Beach access temporarily CLOSED due to coastal erosion.”

Byron Shire Council was closed at time of writing, so was unable to provide comment.

FLUORIDE: Review May Keep Byron Water Safe

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Studies linking fluoride in water to health issues prompt Australian review which could possibly keep Byron Bay’s water free of fluoride.

Have the health benefits of fluoride in drinking water been overstated?

Byron Bay is one of 19 towns in NSW without fluoride in the water supply. And it might remains that way as Australian health authorities review the case for fluoride in drinking water amid concerns scientific evidence supporting the benefits and risks to people’s health may have shifted.

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Bay High Students, Bay FM Joint Project

RADIO DAZE: Byron High School students in the Bay FM studio including Eva Priestley, Lachlan Sproul, Kara Angel, Jack deGail-Johnson, Noah Cadsky, Piper Edmonds, deputy principal of Byron Bay High School Janine Macus, production manager Bay FM William Martin and Pru Clark.

RADIO DAZE: Byron High School students in the Bay FM studio including Eva Priestley, Lachlan Sproul, Kara Angel, Jack deGail-Johnson, Noah Cadsky, Piper Edmonds, deputy principal of Byron Bay High School Janine Macus, production manager Bay FM William Martin and Pru Clark. Photo: Christian Morrow

BYRON Bay High School has collaborated with Bay FM to produce a podcast that will be entered in a Radio National Competition.

The students worked with BAYFM production manager William Martin and radio journalist Prue Clark to produce ‘What’s Next’ a podcast that focuses on what will come after the students leave school.

The theme of the 10 minute podcast is My Firsts.

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Byron Residential Rates to Jump $44

Byron Shire Council (File pic)

Byron Shire Council (File pic)

BYRON Shire Council says it has adopted its $73 million operating budget for 2016/17.

What’s in the bag? General rates will rise as per the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Home (IPART) rate-pegging determination of 1.8 per cent. For an average residential household, the council says land rates are estimated to rise by about $44.

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Big Bangalow Changes Coming Up

BANGALOW: The proposed agri-business site on Lismore Road Bangalow.

BANGALOW: The proposed agri-business site on Lismore Road Bangalow.

BANGALOW is feeling the winds of change with several new project proposals for the town.

President of the Bangalow Progress Association Tony Hart said the proposed developments could see the town, “as we know and love it” change forever.

The RMS is beginning a Lismore to Bangalow corridor strategy and there are major changes planned at 32-34 Byron Street including excavation for a new car park and the addition of three motel style rooms for short stay accommodation.

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Bay Mal Club First Round is Sunday

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Sunday morning will be the Byron Bay Malibu Club’s first round of the 2016/17 season. 

Club spokesman Byron Bern said new members are most welcome.

“We welcome surfers of all ages and abilities,” he said.

“The old mals will hit the water from 8:00 am, and it’ll be best if everyone wears their winter speedos to keep warm.”

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