Safe: Missing Upper Main Arm Man Found


Richard Daw, aged 61, who went missing from Maccas Camp Grounds, Upper Main Arm on Monday, was located safe and well about 2.30pm yesterday, (Wednesday 8 June 2016).

Police wish to thank the media and the public for their assistance.

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June 8, 2016 | by Chris Dobney

Byron Train Turns Sydney Heads

THE 660 series two-car rail motor train which will soon call Byron Bay home is currently turning heads as part of Vivid Festival in Sydney.

Byron Bay Railroad Company Ltd, a not-for-profit enterprise owned by the people behind Elements of Byron Resort, is reinstating a train between Sunrise Beach, just outside Elements of Byron Resort, and the Bay township.

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Byron Central Hospital Admits First Patient

Byron Central Hospital admits its first patient, Victor Retallick from Ocean Shores, on its first day of opening, Tuesday June 7, 2016. Photo Jeff Dawson

Byron Central Hospital admits its first patient, Victor Retallick from Ocean Shores, on its first day of opening, Tuesday June 7, 2016. Photo Jeff Dawson

Last night was Ocean Shores man Victor Retallick’s first night in a hospital, ever — and he was the last patient admitted to Mullumbimby Hospital.

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Byron Photographer Finds Byron Bay Fish Hitching Ride in Jellyfish


IMAGE: Tim Samuel Ocean lover / Byron Bay Contact:

A small Byron Bay fish is becoming world famous after being photographed swimming inside the bell of a jellyfish only slightly larger than itself.

Byron Bay photographer Tim Samuel spotted the fish while on a free diving trip off the coast of the popular New South Wales town.

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Belongil Rock Wall “Not So Badly Damaged”

AFTER: The "buggered" rock wall in all its glory after being destroyed by the storm.

BELONGIL WASH OUT: The scene at Manfred Street Belongil Beach on Monday morning after weekend waves gouged out the sand cover over the new rock wall and exposed the foundations of the new steps. Saturday night’s king tide saw water from nearby Belongil creek almost a half a metre deep cover a large section of Childe Street near Manfred Street. Paul Spooner photo.

BYRON’S million dollar rock wall at Belongil Beach may not be as badly damaged as first appeared, although the question of ongoing repairs and maintenance costs has not been resolved.

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Drivers, swimmers, surfers ignored warnings in savage storm


This shot by Geoff Bensley gives readers an idea of the damage done by last weekend’s storm.

STICKYBEAKERS, cavalier drivers and careless swimmers and surfers have left emergency services dumbfounded during the dangerous weather event to hit the Northern Rivers over the weekend.

The SES performed 54 flood rescues from the time the rain started falling on Friday through to the minor to moderate flooding that continued into Saturday and Sunday.

In Byron Bay, lifeguard personnel were disappointed by the behaviour of some swimmers and surfers who decided to take to extremely messy waters off Byron Bay because there was a break in the rain.

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Bay Locals Slam Council’s Belongil “Wall Of Shame”


This Ben Ormonde image shows the extent of the storm’s damage to Council’s Interim Beach Access Stabilisation (IBAS) works.

Byron Bay locals have slammed Byron Shire Council’s Interim Beach Access Stabilisation (IBAS) works in the aftermath of Saturday’s massive storm event which thrashed the Bay.

Coastal Management studies student and concerned local resident Lucy Ashley described the severely damaged rock wall as “buggered” after being rammed through by the “gang of five pro-rock wall councillors” just months ago.

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Stephen Booth: “Affordable Housing in Byron Shire”


Kids making tipis/teepees from driftwood washed up after the heavy rainfall at Brunswick Heads.

This image was taken from the south wall, Brunswick Heads, by Stephen Booth who says it’s titled: “Affordable Housing in Byron Shire”.

As Stephen says, “Our children rebuilding after the storm. Wonder what they are calling it? Air B ‘n B or Affordable Housing?”

Marijuana Grower Who Claimed to Deal Drug Only to Cancer Patients Faces Prison

Bradley Hindmarsh grew 396 marijuana plants inside a Riverstone warehouse. Picture: Stephen Cooper

A MAN who claimed he was only growing marijuana to give to cancer patients has been jailed for up to five years after a judge decided he was less Robin Hooch and more the Share-Spliff of Nottingham.

Bradley Hindmarsh grew 396 marijuana plants worth $1.4 million inside a warehouse at Riverstone in Sydney’s northwest and pleaded guilty to cultivating a large commercial quantity of the drug.

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