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Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail...

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Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Sue Vader, Wilsons Creek

If anyone in Byron Shire needed yet more evidence of what state governments will permit in the name of earning coal-seam gas-mining royalties at any price, have a look at this shocking YouTube clip of what is being done with the ‘produced’ water up in Queensland: http://youtu.be/K04taMEqIac.

And don’t think it could never happen in Byron Shire – because the New South Wales government holds nothing sacred – except the dollar.

I’ll definitely be attending the public meeting at Byron Council Chambers at 6pm on Wednesday November 28, where information will be given on how to put in a submission protesting the widespread prospecting leases that have been granted in Byron Shire – including parts of Mullumbimby.

Do we really want our beautiful shire turned into an industrial wasteland? I would urge all concerned residents to attend the meeting.


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