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May 8, 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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Ballina Shire for the next 4 years: time to have your say

The Ballina Shire Council’s Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2021/22 - 2024/25 will be on exhibition until the 28th of May with provisions for public feedback. 

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

Belongi Spit

John Lazarus, Byron Bay An update on proposed development of the Belongil Spit site, for the information particularly of those...

Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

Byron Bay’s first ever matured spirit wins gold medal at London Spirit Competition

While the Northern Rivers region is well known for its environment and lifestyle, it is also becoming known for...

What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago,...

XR. Photo Tree Faerie

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a leaderless organisation demanding system change to rapidly replace fossil fuels.

Early on Monday a small contingent of XR activists took to the main intersection in Mullumbimby to highlight the need to stop the ‘fossil fuel business barons taking us to our heat death’.

Lily Josephine, Sapoty Brook, Alex Buralli and Kien Hannah want to make citizens aware that on October 7 Extinction Rebellion will begin an intensive global phase of civil disobedience and many people are going to Brisbane to stand in solidarity.

Check out www.facebook.com/extinctionrebellionseq for more details. 

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  1. Why would anyone criticize people who are standing up against inaction on global warming. These critics are the true idiots who haven’t got the brains to even know what’s happening to the planet.

    • Activism is work.though not paid work. It is nevertheless meaningful work. Plenty of paid work is not meaningful and in some instances not even lawful, e.g. banks and insurance companies deliberately defrauding customers as exposed in the Royal Commission recently. There are many more such examples. It takes courage to be an activist.

  2. Sapoty Brook is a qualified nuclear physicist. He has worked in Japan. He is of an age when he could be retired and playing golf but like many older locals he gives his time and expertise to contribute to causes. He is an inventor of solar bikes and scooters. Due to his science understanding, Sapoty is aware of the dire nature of what the world faces and not from any conspiracy theory rants either as some do. Why else would a senior citizen bother to give up personal time to a cause that may put him in gaol according to new laws purportedly in the pipeline in Brisbane if the lady Premiere caves in to demands? Maybe if more of us could see the big picture clearly we would rise up too. And Lily is a permaculture student. I don’t know the others. And even if they were on life support meagre payments it would not detract from their message or mission.


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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.