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Cinema: Despicable Me 4

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to rev up the kids to see the ever-lovable Minions in the first Despicable Me movie in seven years.

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Curtains up on Byron High’s debut musical

After many months of hard work and rehearsing, Byron Bay High School students and staff  are about to perform...

Have your say on Bangalow tree removal/succession plan

Bangalow residents and businesses are being asked for their thoughts on a plan to replace seven trees in the main street (Byron Street) and two in Station Street. 

Lismore starts a global wave of peace

A global wave of peace was started in Lismore on Sunday when 50 locals gathered to make a human peace sign. 

Koalas? Act now

The Forestry Corporation’s Planning Portal shows that forest compartments are on the chopping block before the Great Koala National...

Bruns garden for community under threat

Bruns local Toni Storer thought one way to help her neighbours and other locals to survive the economic downturn was to stop mowing and weeding the Council strip at the front of her house and to pop in a veggie garden.

Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead...


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Council: Byron Shire

Town/city: Ocean Shores

Number of years in shire/LGA: 18

Current councillor? No

Clubs/sports/interests: Queens Park Rangers FC

Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? Yes – Group E: Karin Kolbe, Phil Preston and Bill Mackay

Brief description:  Own and run printing business in Mullumbimby: Mullumbimby Printworks.

2 What has motivated you to stand?

Lack of action by the current council in the north of the shire.

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

Keep it a happy, healthy and thriving place to live and work.

4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment

Only allow development where suitable, and work with the existing communities.

5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

Sports ground, swimming pool and a youth activities centre for Ocean Shores/Brunswick Heads, better lighting in Ocean Shores. Potholes and public transport.

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