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May 19, 2021

Abstaining at UN and running scared

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

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Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

Byron Bay FC undefeated in ’21

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Indian restaurant’s Ballina fundraiser

S Haslam In India, thousands are dying needlessly from a lack of basic medical equipment, particularly oxygen concentrators. There is...

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...
Abstained. Abstained? Abstained! Well, f..k my days. You folks gotta be the wussiest mob on the planet.
Look, my sisters and brothers in the, erm, lucky (certainly not plucky) country: ever you fall in the shit, just give us a holler.
Yeah, okay, generally speaking we see you as a clot of thick-necked hi-rise trailer trash yabbos, but I never met a one of you I didn’t like, even when sober.
We, the 4.7 million of us led by our super-plucky 37-year-old lady leader, will be there to yank (pun, pun) you out of the c-pool.
Abstain. A Big brown STAIN.
Happy New Year from the two skinny islands down to the right.
Barry Rosenberg, Ohope, New Zealand

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  1. Why does this remind me of the doughty Aotearoans in John Marsden’s Tomorrow, when the War Began opus?
    From the days of David Lange, apart from the all too long interregnum, and now the inspiring Jacinda Ardern, the Shaky Isles have always seemed like a disapproving sibling, letting their boofy bruv blunder about.


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