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April 23, 2021

Mullumbimby Moonshiners raise reserve grade rugby union shield

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Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

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Cr Keith Williams calls for consultation on South Ballina Beach access

At today's Ballina Council meeting, Cr Keith Williams is going to urge council to write to the NSW Minister for Crown Lands about South Ballina beach, which has recently been closed to public 4WD access.

Community land trust

Shane Sylvanspring, Mullumbimby I want to congratulate and applaud Cr Paul Spooner, Mayor Simon Richardson, and planning staff for supporting and...

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.

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable...

Cartoon of the week – 21 April, 2021

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The Mullumbimby Moonshiners took home the Far North Coast Rugby reserve grade premiership after beating Ballina 20–7 at Crozier Park, Lismore in September. It was the side’s second premiership win in four years. Luke Caldwell scored two tries while Josh Mudge scored one, and Andrew Jordan-Brown kicked a conversion. Byron Flynn chipped in with a penalty goal. The Moonshiners pulled away in the second half by keeping Ballina pointless, after going into the break up at 12-7.
Brad Grono scored Ballina’s try that was converted by Nick Brydon.


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