Baby Whale Returned to Mum

Volunteers help rescue a stranded baby humpback whale at Lennox Head.

Volunteers help rescue a stranded baby humpback whale at Lennox Head. Photo: ORRCA

THERE was a happy ending for a very young humpback whale which was stranded at Seven Mile Beach at Lennox Head yesterday.

ORRCA (Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia) reported on its Facebook page that “lots of wonderful people worked very hard to re-float and release the calf as there was a pod of humpback whales just offshore”.

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Last-Minute Vote Fails to Derail CZMP

BYRON SHIRE COUNCILLORS. Back row: Councillors Sol Ibrahim, Alan Hunter and Duncan Dey. Middle row: Councillors Rose Wanchap, Chris Cubis and Basil Cameron. Front Row: Deputy Mayor Paul Spooner, Cr Diane Woods and Mayor Simon Richardson.

BYRON SHIRE COUNCILLORS. Back row: Councillors Sol Ibrahim, Alan Hunter and Duncan Dey. Middle row: Councillors Rose Wanchap, Chris Cubis and Basil Cameron. Front Row: Deputy Mayor Paul Spooner, Cr Diane Woods and Mayor Simon Richardson. Photo: Christian Morrow

The bid by some Byron councillors to delay the controversial Coastal Zone Management Plan going to the NSW State Government for approval has failed with council staff deeming the motion to re-commit to the vote as having expired at the close of Wednesday’s meeting.

The CZMP has been forwarded to the Minister.

The controversial Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Byron Shire was in doubt after a dramatic last minute vote at Wednesday’s council meeting failed to re-commit to approve the plan.

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Until Home Debuts in Byron

Matthew Reisinger, Michael Trapp and Clayton Mullins are Brisbane three-piece band Until Home

Matthew Reisinger, Michael Trapp and Clayton Mullins are Brisbane three-piece band Until Home

THREE piece Brisbane band Until Home will be making their debut Byron Bay performance to promote the release of their debut EP Optimistic.

After giving Australia a taste of the EP with singles Break my Fall and Every Summer, the full released is packed with catchy hooks and the band’s signature pop-infused rock elements.

The band was formed in mid-2013, but began as an acoustic duo between Matthew Reisinger and Michael Trapp.

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NOW OPEN: Byron Community Recycling Centre

Byron Shire’s Community Recycling Centre is at the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, 115 Manse Road,Myocum.

Byron Shire now has a new easy way to dispose of household problem waste items and help reduce the impact on the environment and increase resource recovery.

Opened today at the Byron Resource Recovery Centre by the Hon. Ben Franklin MLC, was the new Community Recycling Centre.

It’s a FREE service for household problem wastes that can’t be collected via council kerbside waste and recycling collection services and if incorrectly disposed of can cause significant harm to the environment.

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Byron CZMP: “I’m Not Dead Yet”

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Belongil at low tide on June 29, the day of the Council meeting. Photo: Stephen Booth

BYRON SHIRE’s Coastal Management Plan (CZMP) has still not been finalised. At the Byron Shire Council meeting of June 29, the motion to adopt the CZMP was passed 5-4.

But in an extraordinary turn of events late in the meeting, the motion was recommitted for further debate.

Councillors Cubis and Ibrahim left the still open meeting early, before it had closed.

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Stronger Protections Urged for Broken Head Tea Tree Lake

Delta Kay, Planning Minister Rob Stokes and Nationals MLC Ben Franklin. Photo Jeff Dawson

Delta Kay, Planning Minister Rob Stokes and Nationals MLC Ben Franklin. Photo Jeff Dawson

A push to introduce stronger protections for the Tea Tree Lake north of Broken Head is being headed by Byron Bay-based Nationals MLC Ben Franklin along with local Arakwal leader Delta Kay.

They met on Tuesday with NSW planning minister Rob Stokes at the lake to ask it be placed on a list of the state’s most sensitive lakes.

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Shanina Shaik Shot for Seafolly in Byron Bay

Shanina Shaik models a swimsuit for the Spring/Summer 16/17 Seafolly campaign, shot on location in Byron Bay.

SEAFOLLY has brought back Aussie supermodel Shanina Shaik for its latest swimwear campaign, conducting a fashion shoot in Byron Bay.

The recent shoot features the Victoria’s Secret runway star in various new season styles.

“It was lots of fun,” Shaik said of the shoot. “Byron Bay has some of the most amazing beaches that I have ever seen.”

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Spammer Banned for Life on Voice of Byron Pages

`estelleSPAMMERSERIAL SPAMMER Estelle Wurtz has been banned for life from all Voice of Byron pages, including the history page, Know What I Miss About Byron Bay?

Wurtz circumvented Voice of Byron‘s anti-spam measures by not submitting a post herself, but rather posting her spam in the comments section of various posts.

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