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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?

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Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

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Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Independent councillor fact-checks housing supply in the Byron Shire

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Cate Coorey won approval from fellow councillors last week for a new reporting regime she says will offer clarification on dwellings approved in the shire.

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Heather Maisner is an award-winning children’s author who has written more than 30 books, including fiction and non-fiction, picture books and game books. She lives in London and Norfolk in the UK, but she will be here at Barrio Byron Bay on Friday 16 February at 10–11am.

Families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts for children aged 2–6 years. Complimentary breakfast with morning tea, coffee and juices for kids provided. It would be a good opportunity to see Barrio and the new area at Habitat.

Heather wrote her first (unpublished) novel aged 12 and, at 16, won the Daily Mirror Children’s Literary Competition out of 35,000 contestants. With a degree in English and Russian literature, she then worked as a teacher, translator (from Russian, French, Spanish), editor and commissioning editor of children’s and adult books, specialising in cookery.

Her first books for children, The Tractors of Thomson Yard, were inspired by her son’s fascination with tractors. At a time when there were no books with tractors as heroes, she created four titles based on a Norfolk farm. Each tractor has its own song, and the stories explore the working life of tractors.

Her latest project, Dinosaur Douglas Books, features the very naughty Dinosaur Douglas in titles covering subjects that range from oral health to obesity, using rhyming texts and zany illustrations by artist and street painter Alex Godwin.

Barrio, 1 Porter St, Byron Bay www.barriobyronbay.com.au


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