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April 21, 2021

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Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

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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.

Tweed council adopts Jack Evans Boat Harbour plan

The Tweed Shire Council has announced that they have adopted the Plan of Management for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct.

Remembering and Healing – the Northern Rivers peace effort

The community of Lismore are invited to join events organised by the Remembering and Healing (RaH) group over the weekend encompassing ANZAC Day.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

V Subramanya, Suffolk Park

Our beloved Council is not renowned for being pedestrian friendly.

On the Main Beach, the small footpath side of the Fishheads cafe, about 60m long and 1m wide gets a lot of pedestrian traffic, including wheelchairs and perambulators.

If the caring councillors visit the scene, they will find more than half the width of the footpath is covered by the front bonnets of vehicles along most of its length. The result is single-file traffic for the pedestrians and that is very difficult and prone to injury caused by sharp edges of vehicles protruding on the footpath.

If only the Council would divert a small amount of funds from the disastrous artistic creations and install a bar across the edge of the footpath so that the bonnets of vehicles do not overhang the footpath – the public might even applaud the efforts of the Council for once.

There is plenty of space for the vehicles to park further back than they do. One would think on these kinds of issues the Council would be proactive on its own.

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