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May 7, 2021

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

The top non-invasive skin treatments for glowing skin

With all the time we spend in the sun, our skin can start to show signs of aging sooner than we’d like. But the idea of an invasive treatment to fix skin problems is likely not the first choice for many people.

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

Wanted: Bangalow and Byron ‘Induzzy’ reps for town projects

Residents of Bangalow and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate are invited to apply for positions on the Byron Shire Council’s Place Planning Collective

Cleis Pearce, Suffolk Park

I ask, in honour of Native Title, and in recognition of Arakwal people of the Shire of Byron, and with consultation and respect of their wishes, and knowledge that the original names given to places in our country are publicly displayed and used in all tourist information.

I ask the Byron Shire Council to commit to a process of honouring and healing the genocide and displacement of the original inhabitants of our Shire through this small act of recognition and education of all who live here and visit.

As a possible start to the process I would love to see the upgraded Railway Park be renamed with its original Indigenous name of place.


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Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

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