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February 26, 2021

Writers unite for a glass of white

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Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

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CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Right to die

James Regan, Myocum Jeff Dawson’s article ‘Celebrating a life and dignified death’ (10 February) highlights the systemic bias that exists...

A name by any other

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores An extract from Turning the Tide, the latest Australian Marine Conservation supporter newsletter: ‘Last year the Adani...

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

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Before the big debates, the launches and the readings get underway today, last night provided an opportunity for the people at the heart of the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival to get together to raise a glass to the event. Here, author Peter Carey (L) and Echonetdaily commentator Mungo MacCallum listen to SMH journalist Peter FitzSimons debate whether former NSW minister Ian Macdonald was Eddie Obeid’s left or right testicle. A record number of tickets have been sold to this year’s event.

Photo: Greg Saunders


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