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May 13, 2021

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

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

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

Around Australia the annual Harmony Day festival for everyone to celebrate cultural diversity is held on 21 March. Everywhere, that is, except in Byron Shire where it will be celebrated this coming Saturday in the Byron Community Centre.

One thing about coming last is that it enables you to stand out from the crowd – and we’re confident last won’t be least.

Sponsored by the Byron Council and NRCF, the celebration begins at 11am with international foods; free children’s activities including flamenco, banner-making, face-painting and interactive storytelling; courtyard music; and stalls. At 2pm the festival continues with a Grand Concert showcasing Indigenous welcome, El Bari flamenco troupe, Belladonna’s Bollywood belly-dancing troupe, Balinese gamelan, Passion Flamenca, Barefoot Gypsies tribal belly-dancing troupe, Kobya Mozambique-roots, Pasando with Yolanda and friends, Hawaiian dance with Lilith, and a variety of photographic displays by Nicole Lewis and Ayesha. Only $10/$5, children under 12 years free. Phone 6685 8904 for more details.

 


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