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April 23, 2021

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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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Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Augmented Reality gives local art exhibition a high-tech twist

A Byron Bay art gallery is seeking to bring paintings to life in its new exhibition, by making Augmented Reality technology part of the experience.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

Increase in remote access scams

Local financial institutions say there has been an increase in remote access scams experienced by customers recently.

Flawed plan

Kai Beijerbacht, Mullumbimby For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you are aware of the...

If you are still perplexed by the antics of Clive Palmer and Al Gore, then try viewing it from the context of United Nations Agenda 21; it may make more sense. UN Agenda 21 relies on the threat of man-made global warming using the cloak of green environmentalism known as ‘sustainable development’ to lull people by stealth toward draconian controls that will eventually erode our rights and freedoms. The carbon economy is all part of this. Gore was here to steer Palmer in the right direction.

To see just how sustainable Al Gore’s belief in climate change and saving the environment really is – last year, according to canadabuster.com, fracking company PetroBakken Resources of Canada announced Gore would be pumping $200 million into the company for a 15 per cent stake. Gore and Palmer don’t look such the odd couple now, do they?

Here Gore is ‘saving’ the environment in the form of money, which he says he will put toward environmental causes – maybe another horror movie dressed up as a documentary.

Anton Vanderbyl, Palmwoods


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  1. Thanks Anton. It’s just so SAD when people in authority and of influence eg Palmer, or Byron Shire Council, fail to understand they are servants of the people. How dare self interest and greed pollute such a massive responsibilty. On the climate change note it is tragic to observe Thom Yorke of band Radiohead – so respected and articulate – has fallen for the global warming/obama/Gore reduce emissions blah blah and trying to get everyone on board. Being creative, authentic and smart doesn’t mean you know what you’re talking about unfortunately. When Abbott says he doesnt believe in climate change i suspect its calculated to get people to disagree. Just like Bono of U2 – he’s always been on Team IMF


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