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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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St Helena Tunnel, Ewingsdale – changed overnight traffic conditions 

Essential maintenance at the St Helena Tunnel will be carried out overnight on the Pacific Motorway at Ewingsdale from Monday, 27 May.

Danny’s world

Danny Wakil would have us believe that Israel is a sweet little peace-loving ‘sister democracy’ that can do no...

Local Labor MP supports Future Gas Strategy

Climate research scientist, Joelle Gergis, has joined other scientists, academics, think tanks and economists in condemning federal Labor’s Future Gas Strategy, which was released last week.

Bodies of man, child found in East Lismore home

A report will be prepared for the information of the NSW Coroner following the death of a man and a child in Lismore overnight.

A long story

I see that Israel supporters take exception to the expression ‘from the river to the sea’ as meaning that...

Editorial – Optics vs reform

One of the more hyped elements of last week’s federal budget was a $300 handout to every homeowner to alleviate the increase in energy costs.

With Byron Bay poised to become an Atlantis by 2050, it’s nonsensical to now proceed with the West Byron residential development.

Instead we need to start thinking in terms of a major inland retreat to regions where our children won’t be touched by rising sea levels.

Let’s save all those valuable resources and commit them to create a purpose-built town that will incorporate all the necessary elements for low impact living.

I propose to call this eco-town ‘New Byron’ and suggest it be sited in the Bangalow region, sited 40 metres or more above current sea levels and probably safe from the ocean for the next couple of centuries.

Robert Zandstra, Mullumbimby


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Death and Dying expo May 25

On Saturday May 25, a free Death and Dying expo will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 10am-2pm.