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March 1, 2021

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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Council’s power

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Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Malibu Classic open winners Roisin Carolan and Ray Gleave. Photo supplied.

With fins to infinity and beyond, surfboard technology has grown at a rate of knots in recent times, but it is still the big old malibus that push our nostalgia buttons and make us think of long, summer, ukulele days and waves.

The 39th Byron Bay Malibu Classic, the longest running single fin competition in Australia, was held recently at Wategos beach.

Glorious weather switched on contestable waves for the three days and over 150 surfers competed.

Competing surfers came from up and down the east coast and a great crew came from New Zealand.

Ray Gleave, who recently turned 60, turned back the clock to win the Open Men’s and Byron local Roisin Carolan won the Open Women’s.

Many say the highlight of the weekend was the 25th Future Legends event held by Max and Von Pendergast.

All the money raised goes back to local charities and community groups.

Von and Max Pendergast with the malibu Future Legends. Photo supplied.

 


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