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May 10, 2021

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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Co-op meeting

Annette Snow, Myocum As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years,...

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond

A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

How will a ‘low key caravan park’ on Lot 490 solve the future open space problems of our fast growing community?

The 11,000 residents and visitors who have signed the Lot 490 petition know what’s ahead for us: crowded parks, congested car parking and residential streets becoming de-facto parking lots. 

Tweed Shire Council agrees and has resolved to keep Lot 490 as public parkland if the state government allows it to do so.

The Lot 490 petition will continue to grow as more residents realise what the future holds.

We are not going away. Floating ineffective ideas to keep us quiet won’t work.

And don’t even dream about multi-storey car parks on the beach front Mr Provest.

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff


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