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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

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Have you been to Oma yet? 

Oma is the newest food and wine bar in Byron Bay, established by the team at Three Blue Ducks....

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.

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

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.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

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...

I have lived on the northern rivers (Ocean Shores) for 27 years and would love to have a ‘brand’ that meant something for the area.

My suggestion is The Faraway Coast.

People often talk about getting far away from it all as in far from the madding crowd.

Older people will probably have read or heard of The Magic Faraway Tree books written by Enid Blyton – there’s more than a little magic in the air up here.

As a child/teen I remember the Manly ferries wearing the label ‘7 miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care’ – this slogan could be adapted in many ways if they don’t have a copyright on it. The area is about as far as you can get away from Sydney and still be in NSW.

Margaret Ricketts
Ocean Shores

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Interview with Mell Coppin and Zara Noruzi, from Byron Comedy Festival

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