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March 9, 2021

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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.

What’s happening with South Ballina Beach?

The debate about the future of the beaches south of Ballina is heating up again as councils and concerned citizens grapple with the ongoing issue of 4WD-related damage.

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

Now that the status of the koala has been upgrade to vulnerable in NSW, that surely must make the DA of the Yelgun festival not worth the money it’s written on. State government made their decision some weeks ago showing total indifference to widespread community concerns and now the game has changed.

Splendour organisers must surely have to go back to the drawing board and realise that 35,000 people camped next to a vulnerable koala habitat just beggars belief. Sustainable tourism? Yeah right…

These people need to get real and we need to get mobilised, against the relentless, greedy corporate, ‘culture’ that wants to turn Byron shire into some groovy, psychedelic utopia.

If we can’t adequately protect koalas, we’ve got nothing.

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores

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Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.