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May 30, 2024

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Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Years after a global catastrophe, Australia is a radioactive wasteland. The Green Place of Many Mothers is one of the last remaining areas with fresh water and agriculture. Raiders discover the Green Place while a young Furiosa Jabassa and Valkyrie are picking peaches. Furiosa attempts to sabotage their motorbikes, but the raiders capture her as a prize for their leader, warlord Dr. Dementus of the Biker Horde. Furiosa’s mother Mary pursues them to the Horde’s camp. Although Furiosa mortally wounds the last raider before he can divulge the location of the Green Place, Mary is unable to stop him from delivering Furiosa to Dementus.

Drumming circle

Every morning I get up early and walk along the beach south of the Brunswick Surf Club. What I’ve started...

Who is responsible?

Teenage (stabbing) crime. Here I go again! Why are these kids allowed out of the house before their parents...

First observations of meltwater eating away at Antarctic ice shelves

Scientists who have witnessed Antarctic ice shelf decay are escalating concerns that rising air temperatures will push these frozen masses to unprecedented fractures.

A long story

I see that Israel supporters take exception to the expression ‘from the river to the sea’ as meaning that...

Secret MoU adopted for flood co-operation

Mayor Michael Lyon downplayed the secrecy surrounding his request that councillors support a non-binding memorandum of understanding with flood recovery agencies and the body that represents local councils.

With the spate of recent wet weather followed by warmer conditions, mosquitoes have returned to our region in droves.

North coast director of public health Paul Corben warns this is the time to be aware of mosquito-borne infections, particularly Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses, which can have long-term debilitating effects.

Mr Corben said there had been more than 30 cases of the two illnesses reported in the region so far this year, with more than 350 reported in total last year.

Ironically, the very wet weather toward the end of last year and early this year was bad for mosquito breeding. But with rainfall and temperatures returning to normal the mozzies are out and about again.


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