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July 1, 2022

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Supply chain pain? Try localisation!

A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution', will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm in Byron Bay from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena Norberg-Hodge for a discussion afterwards.

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Australian-first Surf Series and workshops ends in Lennox Head on Sunday

It might be cold outside but that's not stopping women who love to surf and over 100 women and girls will participate in the first female event series in Australia on Sunday at Lennox Head.

Opinion: Lettuce end food shortages!

Whoever would have thought we’d need to pay $10 for a lettuce in a supermarket? This is a real sign of the times.

The politics of gentrification and ‘holding the line’

Who are the visionary architects and planners that will protect and enhance this ramshackle surf town’s social fabric and built environment of Byron Bay?

Tweed Council to sponsor community events

With disasters like fires, floods and pandemics, still smouldering in our recent memory, Tweed Shire Council wants to know if you have an event that will help the Tweed community reconnect and celebrate after tough times?

Get booked, from July 1

The annual Byron Shire Book Fair is finally going ahead from Friday July 1 to Sunday July 3 from 9am to 4pm at the Byron Bay Surf Club.

Sport and gender

Olympic golden girl Cate Campbell claims to have wrestled long and hard with herself before passionately promoting a ban...

Chris Abraham, Mullum Creek

Malcolm Price’s letter (31 March) makes good economic, social and environmental sense. I understand Byron Shire Council has passed a motion incorporating a rail service from Byron to Mullumbimby in its integrated transport strategy.

Malcolm’s letter and the actions of Council are very encouraging for a small group who have been working tirelessly for some time to restore the railway.

This group has completed preliminary costing for reopening the railway from Casino to Murwillumbah as well as gauging the strong support for the revitalised railway from the community through surveys.

Furthermore, the carbon footprint generated in the region would be reduced especially if solar trains were used – like the railway to the Elements resort.

As far as congestion on Ewingsdale Road is concerned, the railway could be extended to Tyagarah far quicker and for much less money than duplicating Ewingsdale Road.

If you agree with this letter please lobby Council and your State member of Parliament and if you would like more information, contact me at [email protected]


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