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BYRON BAY MAIN BEACH OVERRUN BY CORNFLAKE SEAWEED

Byron Bay beachgoers got an unpleasant surprise this morning, with mounds of cornflake weed covering hundreds of metres of beachfront. The yellow cereal-like weed washed onto the shore overnight, amid northerly winds and strong currents. While the tides will take some of the seaweed back out to sea, the rest will be left to bio-degrade and form as a natural beach erosion defence. “Leave it alone, it’s not going to harm you, if it did become a health issue then council can investigate and potentially do something about it but at the moment it’s within a marine park it’s on a beach it’s a natural thing.” Byron Shire Council will continue to monitor the situation. (VISION ONLY)  

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SHOULD BELONGIL BE A NUDEST BEACH??

After an increase in reports of harassment at Tyagarah Beach, Byron Shire Councillor Michael Lyons is calling for an alternative ‘clothing optional’ beach. He’s considering putting a motion before Council to establish a 12-month ‘clothing optional’ trial along a stretch of Belongil Beach. He says the area is less isolated and easy for police to monitor, while still providing a space for naturalists. (VISION ONLY)

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SCHOOLIES SCORE A+

The number of alcohol-related incidents is down in Byron Bay as week two of schoolies gets underway. Safety co-ordinator Nicqui Yazdi says the class of 2018 has been the best-behaved group in over a decade. However, she warns drug use is still a pressing issue. “I think it’s probably the cleanest year we’ve ever seen. The first week was fairly quite, this week’s really hectic but they’re really well-behaved, hardly any alcohol around.” It’s estimated around eight-thousand school-leavers have enjoyed celebrations in Byron so far. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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