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April 23, 2021

The green bush is aflame and the blue sea is filled with ash

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East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.

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Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by...

Exciting lineup for 2021 Bangalow Music Festival

Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) yesterday unveiled a stellar Bangalow Music Festival program for August 2021. The theme for the 19th festival is 'music’s inexhaustible joie de vivre'.

Government bullying and hidden agendas

Frank Ball, Tweed Heads The treatment of Christine Holgate while CEO of Australia Post is nothing short of scandalous. Not only...

Could pyrolysis help solve the plastics crisis?

Philippe Dupuy from the Lismore Environment Centre thinks there is a role for pyrolysis technology in dealing with the global plastic waste dilemma, with new technology making it possible to turn plastic waste into a useful resource.

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. 

Common courtesy

Anonymous, Byron Bay First of all, thank you to those customers who did the right thing and wore their masks in...

Tom Dobinson, Tweed Heads

Now is the summer of our discontent

Made disastrous by years of culpable denial

This parched land is scorched and ravaged by an inferno of hypocrisy and greed

Lives, livelihoods, dreams, iconic species lost, despite heroic and futile deeds.

The once merry festive season is now a time of apprehension, despair and disbelief.

The sky is red, the air is black, the green bush is aflame and the blue sea is filled with ash and burning embers.

Now because Morrison is duplicitous, conflicted and paralysed by vested interests and right-wing dogmatism

We must be resolute, rebellious and proactive to save the nation from the prophecy of climate doom.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Yes Tom , we are a sunburnt Country !
    With lands of droughts and flooding rains!
    Its going to flood again Tom ! And more
    Bushfires Tom . Its Australia we live in Tom
    Nothing to do with blaming Governments for
    Its natural disasters.

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Exciting lineup for 2021 Bangalow Music Festival

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Pickleball taking off in Ballina

Combining elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the USA. Recently the 'Ballina Picklers' travelled to Sydney to compete in the NSW Pickleball Championship Open.

Understand climate?

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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.