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May 12, 2021

Not much choice

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Locals call for automatic revoking of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Other News

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local gov reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

The laughingly called Labor Party’s loss of power in Queensland is yet another example where one party persists in throwing away its advantages and another that persists in ignoring critical issues. Not much of a choice. Australia is lost for the moment. We are a selfish, materialistic, conservative suburban wasteland spawning a generation of conservative young people with an inward-looking parochial political approach but as long as the gold medals keep coming we will be happy.

Alan Hainsworth 

Byron Bay


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Re Netflix

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