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Byron United pledge unity on NYE partying

THE board of Byron United has discussed community concerns about the adverse impacts of New Year's Eve celebrations in the town.

A statement from the board said it acknowledged community concerns, including litter "and other social impacts on our town".

The business group raised $15,000 for the fireworks display in the interests of the town staging a family-friendly event, following a request from the council to help fund the event.

The board was committed to working closely with council, community groups and other stakeholders to ensure future events were safe and well managed and met community and visitor expectations.


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Surfers stunned by missing risk assessment on shark barrier

The Department of Industries has confirmed the shark barrier at Lighthouse Beach won’t be moved to a new position, despite recent protests from surfers that it will run through the take-off zone.

The key stakeholder group say they've been ignored by the DPI

Ballina councillor wants to ban McMansions

Worth the view? A three-storey seaside home.

Cr Johnson wants to restrict house heights in Ballina Shire

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$950m for Woolgoolga to Ballina Pac Hwy upgrade

MINISTER for Roads Duncan Gay and Parliamentary Secretary for the North Coast Chris Gulaptis today announced a record $1.5 billion in funding for the Pac Hwy.

Surfers stunned by missing risk assessment on shark barrier

The Department of Industries has confirmed the shark barrier at Lighthouse Beach won’t be moved to a new position, despite recent protests from surfers that it will run through the take-off zone.

The key stakeholder group say they've been ignored by the DPI

Ballina councillor wants to ban McMansions

Worth the view? A three-storey seaside home.

Cr Johnson wants to restrict house heights in Ballina Shire

Asylum camps a ‘beeping’ election issue

VIGIL: Northern Network for Refugees and Ballina Region for Refugees members  outside Matthew Fraser's office on River St.

Plenty of support for local refugee advocates

Green light given for animal shelter

FINALLY: Northern Rivers Animal Services president Robyn Mostyn (centre), secretary Michela Brown (left), volunteer Amy Gasnier and mascot Daisy.

Work is expected to start on the new shelter this week

Chasing Asylum documentary to screen locally

An image from the film Chasing Asylum by Australian director Eva Orner.

The latest film by Academy Award winner Australian Eva Orner

Ernie Els dunks for eagle

Smooth swing, great shot.

Ernie Els lives up to his reputation for one of the best swings in golf.

Jay Leno in spectacular rollover

Car flips after wheelie stunt.

Jay Leno gets more than he expected when he rides along in a 2500 HP Barracuda.

John Oliver on Brexit

John Oliver tries to explain the Brexit result.

John Oliver explains the fallout from Brexit on Last Week Tonight.

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?