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February 27, 2021

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Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay

I suspect that not all of Mungo’s unique contributions to the Byron Community and the Northern Rivers in general, are well known.

Over a period of some three years, in the early ‘90s, a small group of us worked diligently to bring SBS Broadcasting to the Northern Rivers. The two ‘high-profile champions’ we engaged to address the great unwashed, throughout the endless public meetings, were Mike McCluskey, the then NR ABC manager and of course, Mungo.

The rest of us dragged these two ‘champions for the cause’ far and wide. With great generosity, Mungo was always up for it, be it evening trips to Kyogle, Ballina, Murwillumbah or beyond.

It was another measure of the man – his willingness to give generously, share his profound knowledge and bring a spot of greater ‘culcha’ to the paradise where so many of us have escaped.

Thank you, Mungo, you were a bloody champ.


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Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.