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April 23, 2021

Food security

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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Common courtesy

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

An insult, Poppa

From what I can understand, Poppa Veet Mayo’s letter seems to imply that this latest COVID scare is a...

A bouquet for Lilac House

L Jenkins, Byron Bay Nicole Habrecht should receive free paint and brushes and a pat on the back from Council for...

Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

Yamba restaurants

I’m often asked about Yamba, one of our favourite holiday spots over the last 20 years. With a great range of beaches, walks, tennis courts, skate parks and accommodation etc it’s been great for the kids growing up, and they still love it. Plus, it’s now only 90 minutes’ drive from Mullumbimby.

Remembering Peter Warner

Ballina's legendary man of the sea Peter Warner died doing what he loved best, sailing, during an attempted crossing of the Ballina Bar in rough conditions last week. He was ninety years old.

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads

Every successful community that ever existed depended on food security.

Successful communities created the only known universal consciousness, the living surface and global mind of our unique planet.

Then came fantasy. The modern world has been fantastically successful with the introduction of fantasy. No need to concern ourselves with our own waste, be it matter or energy. No need to protect the fragile heat sensitive ecosystems responsible for life. Fantasy has won. Almost everyone is addicted to it. 

Following fantasy comes reality. Every year a record heating event, and this is apparently only from the C02 emitted in the 1970s when our C02 absorbing forests still existed.

Massive population and temperature increases were predicted to cause contagion, and coronavirus may soon arrive with our millions of visitors. Two weeks later it may have spread throughout the community, particularly effecting markets, festivals, shopping centres, health centres, cafes and schools – wherever people gather. Compromised transport systems and the collapsing tourism sector will mean catastrophe. Establish food gardens and food distribution immediately as if your life depended on it. Think globally, act locally.


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