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Cinema: Despicable Me 4

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to rev up the kids to see the ever-lovable Minions in the first Despicable Me movie in seven years.

Other News

Martial arts legend to visit Byron Bay

Chan Cheuk Fai will visit Byron Bay to conduct a black belt grading for Jin Wu Koon Karate on Friday, July 5, and a combat seminar on Saturday, July 6.

Lovemore Fermentary

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Vale musician, Ian Walsh

Local muso, Ian Walsh, passed away peacefully at home recently with his long-time partner, Faye, and loyal dog, Louie, by his side.

Lismore starts a global wave of peace

A global wave of peace was started in Lismore on Sunday when 50 locals gathered to make a human peace sign. 

Bruns garden for community under threat

Bruns local Toni Storer thought one way to help her neighbours and other locals to survive the economic downturn was to stop mowing and weeding the Council strip at the front of her house and to pop in a veggie garden.

Byron business perspectives in a tough winter 

Having traded in Byron Bay for 47 years, Skallyrags owner, Rob Bass, said he’s never seen a winter like this one.

Bob Maughan, Byron Bay

My name is Bob Maughan and this is my story;

Months ago, I wrote that I was living in a ghetto, with drug addicts, mental health patients and homeless people. I refuse to pay my rates.

Well, all good on the ghetto, but now I live across the road from a construction site five-and-a-half days per week. There are trucks, graders, forklifts, rollers, water trucks and concrete trucks at all times of the day.

On Monday 1 June at 7am, at least 20 double-B trucks were dumping rocks and graders were moving them. The noise was SO LOUD. When is this going to stop? (Supposedly last January.)

This ^*%*^# mayor we have is bullshit! In my 45 years in the Bay I have never seen a Council mess our town up like it has now.

This bypass, in my opinion, will not work, and the money that’s been spent is outrageous!

West Byron must not happen, the locals know that, it’s just commonsense.

It’s all about money. Somerset and Burns Streets are a mess with all this traffic.

I am refusing to pay my rates again. As I write this at 7.30am four trucks have just pulled up. Another Zen day!

I wonder how they would feel if it was happening at their front door?

PS Council sent me a message saying if I didn’t pay my rates they would charge me back rates of approx $40,000.

Ed note: Bob Maughan would like to clarify that she has always paid her rates.

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  1. b-doubles are not allowed in Byron Bay. They are trucks and dogs.
    20 at 7am I find very hard to believe……..
    Perhaps get out out of bed a bit earlier and you realise the world works and moves
    before 10am.


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