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May 19, 2021

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

Other News

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Sweet n Sourdough

  Stop the press Mullumbimby! Sourdough donuts have arrived at the Mullum Farmers Markets, and boy will they get you...

Byron Farmers Market 

Return to Butler St Reserve hits a snag Byron Farmers Market moved from its home at Butler Street Reserve to...

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Why waste green waste?

Surely it is time for Byron Shire Council to step up to the plate and introduce a green waste bin to its waste collection service. This service seems to be provided by many other councils. While Grafton’s system is good, Ballina appear to have hit on the best system.

The green bin, which includes not only garden clippings but unwrapped (or paper-wrapped) kitchen vegetable scraps and scrap paper, removed weekly. The red bin, reserved for non-recyclable material, plastic bags, meat scraps etc (the landfill), removed fortnightly; while the yellow recycle bin is removed on alternate weeks to the red bin.

This would stop valuable green material ending up in landfill as well as reducing the overall amount of landfill.

G McKew, Ocean Shores


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