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April 12, 2021

Thus spake Mungo #61: Fire-fighting Tony

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 7 April, 2021

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The well-publicised macho image of Tony Abbott ready to fight fires leads Mungo to muse on the good work of non-headlined volunteers.


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A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment they dished out to Pauline...