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April 22, 2021

Frack off the Rig Gig goes BOOM!

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Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

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Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

News is trickling through unofficial channels about the possibility of a Berejiklian government plan to buy out the remaining licence from the Shenhua Watermark coal mine project at Breeze in the state's west.

MVP is its own award

It’s easy to get excited about Byron’s new MVP restaurant in Lawson St – it’s not only got standout dishes such as Blue Spirulina Linguine with blue swimmer crab and Yamba prawns, and Fettuccine al Ragù with Hayters Hill beef ragù sauce, feta and baby peas, but it’s also all sustainably sourced from local growers, available in takeaway (even delivered if you’re close to town) and more than half of the menu is plant-based.

Report and recommendations – First Nations people in custody

High, but not high enough, on the country's human rights agenda is the issue of Aboriginal deaths in custody.

You Donne good

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I’d like to thank whoever decided to reprint John Donne’s beautiful poem ‘No Man is an Island’...

Jack McCoy bringing surf show to Lennox

Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.

Upgrades for Lighthouse Parade in Ballina

One of the showcase areas of Ballina is about to get a safety and aesthetic upgrade, with the Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project commencing soon.

What could have been an event of commiseration turned out to be celebration when hundreds gathered at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday night for the Frack Off The Rig Gig, a fundraiser for a CSG Free Northern Rivers.

Still raising funds for the good fight, many from the Bentley Blockade and other supporters of the quest for an unconventional gas extraction free planet, the sense of relax and release was palpable.

The icing on the cake was the awesome line up of talent including sets from the Black Star Band, Bourbon Street, the ever awesome Kevin Borich, Paul Burton, the Swamp Stompers, Hussy Hicks and Marshall O’Kell & the Pride.

Guests bopped till they dropped and way too much fun was had by all.

And the fight goes on…

~ Photos Tree Faerie


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