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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Kerry Wright, Bangalow

Jeff Poole, (Letters 16 October) thanks for your enthusiasm in your apparent backing of nude beaches, presumably including  the community defended space at Tyagarah which you drive down from Qld for.

I think you must have watched ‘Wide Wide Country’ on Netflix, made by two keen young men who were not there (or alive at the time?) to be so wide off that mark. Your letter contained lots of ‘alleges’  and ‘exposure’… but are you actually friends with any of the lawyers, doctors,  nurses, baristas, dentists, artists, electricians, real estate agents, mechanics, counsellors, kinesiologists, yoga teachers, herbalists, teachers, meditators, carers, writers, businesspeople, film-makers, singers, citizens and neighbours etc around here who were part of that massive brave experiment?

Stick with the tabloid versions if you must, but do not think for a moment that you are informed enough to plant your final seeds of ‘religious’ conspiracy inappropriately. While there are many many books written by people who were there, in India and the US, and probably more first-hand accounts to come, it is just too hard for those on the outside to appreciate the extraordinary depths of that never to be repeated experience – much less evaluate it. And good luck trying to work out which religious groups were/are the most deluded and corrupt!


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