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October 22, 2021

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Charges laid after police pursuit at Murwillumbah

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

Other News

Did we underestimate the health effects of the Black Summer bushfires?

Study reveals the physical and mental impacts of bushfire smoke.

STP inches closer

Paul Bibby’s article ‘Ocean Shores STP (OS STP) inches closer to closure’ (6 October) raises some questions with me...

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

The 29th annual Ernies a shocking look at misogyny

Has lockdown made misogyny worse? We could find out tomorrow when the 29th Annual Ernies Awards for sexist remarks give out their gongs

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Reclaim Our Future koalas pay a visit to Federal MP

Today Extinction Rebellion Lismore will make sure the federal member for Page hasn’t forgotten about the black summer bushfires and their devastating impact on NSW’s koala population.

Tales from Brunz Part 1, presented by the Save Brunz Alliance:

On the beach a dog turd steams in the sun

And the Earth Mother in new 600 dollar shoes

Treads it into the sand and says ‘its organic matter’

And pushes her pram through the dunes.

As the panicked wallaby family gets chased

By more canines well off the leash

Rampaging through a protected reserve

That’s not on the list for ‘dog beach’.

The Earth Mother says,

‘They did the same thing yesterday, I won’t be bringing them back’

And her friend nods his head agreeing,

‘Yes, this place isn’t up to scratch’. (huh?)

And they tie the black plastic poo bags to a fence

because the bin is 50 feet away

and tell me to get stuffed when I point it out

load the car up and drive into the day…..

Fred Porter, Brunswick Heads














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  1. More of us need to care for the beach, even though alot of us do, a small number of people just don’t care. I often pick up other people’s dogs poo’s, it’s not really any effort and I hope I am saving someone who gets all mad about such things, because personally I dont care about some shits here and there, but I have a dog and pick my dogs and any others poo’s up as much as possible. Wallabies poo on the sand too.


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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

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Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

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