Councillor Ibrahim responds to criticisms about development from new community group

Byron Councillor Sol Ibrahim answers criticism levelled at council by new Community Alliance for Byron Shire.

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GIRLS JUST WANNA ... Byron Girls’ Group is a fun, creative and supportive group for girls aged 12-18 to socialise and grow.   They meet from 4-6pm every Wednesday at the Byron Youth Service. Contact Lotte on 0490 026 840.

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Greens call on NSW gov to fix affordable housing shortfall

Jan Barham has called on the NSW Government to address the shortfall

More than $1.5mil of cannabis found in Tweed/Byron region

Over $1.5 million in cannabis plants have been seized by police during a four-day cannabis eradication program.Photo Contributed

Police have seized more than $1.5 million worth of cannabis plants.

Enjoy a hot Latin date this weekend

DAZZLING: Arturo and Madalyn, from Mexico and Australia, will be offering a funky salsa workshop.

Byron Bay is expected to turn into a fiesta this weekend.

This week's gig guide

SISTERHOOD: The Vagina Monologue’s Jacquie Mcleod and Rhiannon Montague-Elliott, Sharon Brodie, Beth Hobbs, Sarah-Jane Loxton, Lisa Walmsley and, in the centre, Elyse Knowles. Valentine’s Day performances of show The Vagina Monologues in Lismore will benefit Heartfelt House, an Alstonville service supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The Vagina Monologues is a collection of stories originally by Eve Ensler which really are an empowering experience for women. At The Italo Club, 36 Barrow Ln, North Lismore, from today to Saturday. Dinner at 6.30pmdinner, show at 8pmshow. $40.

A comprehensive list of this week's gigs in the area.

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