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I'd love to know the fashion swimwear evolution for the Bundjalung people swimming at Tyagarah, 60,000, 50,000, 40,000, 30,000,...

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Doing it for Dunkley

The eyes of Australia turn this week to the electorate of Dunkley in Victoria, historically the site of the Frankston riot and just down the road from where Harold Holt disappeared. Now it's the location of an all important federal by-election.

Damning 2022 flood housing audit released for Northern NSW

A performance audit of how effectively, or not, the NSW government provided emergency accommodation and temporary housing in response to the 2022 floods has been released by the NSW Audit Office. 

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby. 

SAE Institute now a University College

Creative media educator, SAE, says it is has been reclassified from institute to a University College. 

Coastal hazard assessment study released

The way in which coastlines are managed is moving forward, with a consultant report – Byron Shire Coastal Hazard Assessment (CHA) – being released by Council. 

Byron Council reduces fossil fuel investment to 56%

Byron Shire Council investments in projects linked to fossil fuel production decreased significantly after the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) relaxed rules last year.

Leda sings along

Isn’t is heartening to see that Leda is wanting to become part of the local community spirit with their sponsoring of ‘Carols by Candlelight’. However, it’s not so heartening that carols are considered more important than koalas. Leda thinks it’s okay to have the last koala corridor going through the centre of the proposed Kings Forest golf course.

It makes me wonder if the letters LEDA stand for  ‘Lacking Ecological Development Application’ or perhaps ‘Leave Every Dead Animal’. Of course LEDA supporting local events, such as koalas – oops, I mean Carols by Candlelight – may have been more to do with obligation than initiative on their part.

Chris Degenhardt

Coast Road congrats

Big congratulations to Ballina Council on getting the Lennox Coast Road re-opened so promptly. May their swift action and can-do attitude be an example to others in our area.

Our deep thanks to all involved.

Tony Gilding, Macadamia Castle


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