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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

The global fossil-fuel industry divestment campaign initiated by 350.org is gaining momentum around the planet. This is our last best hope. In Australia one of the big banking investors in the fossil-fuel industry is the ANZ bank.

On Saturday December 14 there will be an account-closing ceremony conducted at a Brisbane ANZ bank. If you would like to come and express your support for divestment, email [email protected] to arrange car sharing.

That email for car sharing also applies to the ANZ AGM protest in Brisbane on the following Wednesday 18. Find out more about this protest by searching for the Facebook event.

We won’t stop until we win. There is no other choice.

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby

 


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1 COMMENT

  1. Stay up to date with Byron Shire’s own fossil free page on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/fossilfreebyronshire

    Do LIKE the page and bookmark it too
    because there is more news coming online often.

    Make your New Year’s Resolution to divest from fossil fuel industries.

    The first step everyone can take is write to their bank or super funds or investment managers
    and ask the big questions:
    1. How deeply are they investing in fossil fuel industries?
    2. And what is their timeline for switching the investments over to renewable energy projects and other ethical investments?

    The managers are required to reply. Simply receiving many letters gets the managers thinking. When they reply, you can take whatever other steps. More info on gofossilfree.org/australia

    “If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.” Bill McKibben.

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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021