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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

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Come and try basketball in Byron

The next generation of female basketball players, with coordinator Karen Irwin, turned up to a ‘come and try day’...

Respect for Country

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Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

John Lindsay, Durrumbul

I am sure that you remember Mr Simon Berger, the Woolworths public relations officer who dealt with the Mullumbimby community during the fight to stop the Woolworths store.

It appears that it was Simon Berger who donated a ‘chaff bag jacket’ to the Liberal Club dinner/meeting, (this refers to the chaff bag that Mr Jones intended for the purpose of putting Julia Gillard into and then dumping into the ocean).

This was the same meeting where Allan Jones made his extremely offensive comments re the prime minister’s deceased father.

The Woolworths organisation came forward to say that Mr Simon Berger was acting in a private capacity when the incident took place.

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Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

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