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April 13, 2021

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Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

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Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

Kingscliff RPA bringing it all back home

One of the Tweed Shire’s oldest residents’ associations is celebrating a long-awaited return to the Kingscliff Community Hall.

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People who built their homes on sand presumably made the conscious decision to do so. In the case of Belongil homes built post-1988 – now threatened by sea encroachment – it is hard to see how, ethically, they can claim BSC financial assistance to preserve their dodgy investment. They were lucky to have so many good years. It is time to make the wise decision to move on.

However, potholes are a council responsibility. This council will make a huge error of judgement if they spend a fortune on moving rocks and sand to preserve a few homes. One unexpected cyclonic event on a collision-course with our coast would wash away all the expensive rocks and sand.

Imagine how many car suspensions could be saved with a million dollars in the pothole kitty.

Imagine how many homeless people, and people desperately seeking to flee family violence within Byron Shire, could be assisted if our council made available more funds for temporary housing. These people are used to living day-to-day. Beachside emergency accommodation for those in need could be a big win-win solution.

Sarah Smith, Mullumbimby

 


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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

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