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March 3, 2021

RIP Darcy Goodwin

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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Lismore locals are mourning the loss of an extraordinary humanitarian, Darcy Goodwin, the 82-year-old founder of the Five Loaves mobile soup kitchen.

Mr Goodwin, who himself lived in a caravan park, dedicated more than 20 years of his life to helping out the needy with hot meals, driving his mobile soup kitchen from South Lismore to Nimbin, Casino and Southern Cross University to help feed the hungry.

Mr Goodwin received many awards for his work including two Australia Day awards and a Centenary award.

He died of a suspected heart attack on Monday night.

Tributes have flowed for Mr Goodwin, who Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell says will be remembered for ‘his generosity of spirit – and of course his free food’.


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