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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

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Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

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Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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History as she is wrote

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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Loft: top of the town

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Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

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During a meet the candidates broadcast on Bay FM about a week before the election, Nationals candidate for Ballina, Kris Beavis, was quizzed about the controversial developments planned for the Brunswick Heads foreshores.

The presenter noted it was the front page story on that week’s edition of the Byron Shire Echo after a quarter of the town’s population turned up at a community meeting to voice their disapproval.

Beavis arrogantly wrote it off as a minor issue and remarked ‘not everyone reads the Echo’.

The previous week the Echo reported Greens candidate Tamara Smith had pledged her support to fight the Liberals/Nationals against their aggressive and unnecessary development plans that a local survey showed 95 per cent of the town were totally against.

If the Nationals are trying to work out what went so horribly wrong after a 30 per cent swing against them, they might start by looking at how well they listen to their constituents and, heaven forbid, this may even mean taking the time to peruse the electorate’s most read newspaper.

Sean O’Meara, Brunswick Heads


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