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April 23, 2021

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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Shenhua’s gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

Holiday lets

David Wallace, Suffolk Park The following query was recently sent to NSW Planning Minister Mr Rob Stokes: On Friday, 9 April, 2021,...

Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

News is trickling through unofficial channels about the possibility of a Berejiklian government plan to buy out the remaining licence from the Shenhua Watermark coal mine project at Breeze in the state's west.

MVP is its own award

It’s easy to get excited about Byron’s new MVP restaurant in Lawson St – it’s not only got standout dishes such as Blue Spirulina Linguine with blue swimmer crab and Yamba prawns, and Fettuccine al Ragù with Hayters Hill beef ragù sauce, feta and baby peas, but it’s also all sustainably sourced from local growers, available in takeaway (even delivered if you’re close to town) and more than half of the menu is plant-based.

Rise and shine!

Early morning starts are not a usual routine for chefs at the Ballina RSL Club. March was an exception when Chef Halie Welsh rallied some staff and friends together to take part in Ian Thorpe’s Laps For Life charity. A team of ten hit the Ballina Pool at 7am every day during March to raise funds For ReachOut’s Laps For Life challenge. 

Sue McLeod, Myocum

Last week we attended one of the student rallies to urge action on global warming. As a retired teacher we were there to show our support but remained in the background as it was a day for students to make themselves heard.

The atmosphere was inspiring and very positive as our youth led a colourful march up the side of the main street in Byron from one park to another.

Adolescent speakers then addressed their peers and a junior school band performed with original material to great applause.

It was wonderful to see our youth exercising their democratic rights and airing their concerns positively and peacefully, realising how small actions, when combined, can lead to global solidarity among their peers.

Their involvement will stay with them far longer than any civic studies lessons in the classroom.


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1 COMMENT

  1. I attended the Lismore rally & joined the action power walk
    because the students had called on the adults to support
    the protest. All ages united. Think about the call for a show
    of hands next time. A 10 year old & a near on 74 year old
    grandmother have a lot on common.

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