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March 8, 2021

High prices creating social marginalisation

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Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Terence Johnson, Mullumbumby.

Recently I wanted to see the mini-houses exhibit at Renew Fest but the $75 admission was more disposable income than I had.

Awhile ago I wanted to catch Gyoto monks talking about depression at Starlight Fest – $100 admission I also didn’t have.

Commercial events charging the max is not new. Community gigs charging unaffordable prices is sad and marginalizing.

Both times I could have managed $20 or so (still significant on a pension) but didn’t feel up to begging. Will Byron Shire soon be only for the cashed-up with workers transported in to service them?

I’ve lived here since the 80’s. Should my present accommodation become unavailable, I would need to buy a tent.

 


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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

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Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

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Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

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