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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

Ian Cohen, Broken Head

Byron closed its Main Beach testing station as it was under utilised. It didn’t fit our ‘Chill Out’ image. Not a care; sun shining and clean ocean. Recently a similar precinct, the Northern Peninsular in Sydney has experienced a COVID outbreak.

Can it be kept out of Byron given that the parallel lifestyle and upcoming summer holidays make it as porous a border as imaginable? Down south the State Government has thrown itself into gear, testing is ramped up, sewage analysed.

Has this happened in Byron given the eclectic mix of our population? Visitors, long-term stayers, crowded rental houses and van livers, well, by the truckload.

Where is Government action to assist in local community resilience? Surely testing the sewage is more effective than waiting for the pandemic to strike locally? Why aren’t our elected reps, at every level, calling to have testing of our sewage?

At a recent meeting I was called hysterical in my opposition to the Dunoon Dam issue. I and local activists were proven right. Proud to be hysterical – for the planet.


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