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May 14, 2021


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Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

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Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to...

Humans suck

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

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

William Goode, East Lismore 

It is absolutely beyond a joke what the Victorian government has made us do. They made the announcement to close the border at about 3.30pm Thursday afternoon and my partner and I packed our bags and left. We drove to Tamworth and stayed the night because there was no way we could drive from Ballina to the Victorian border on Thursday night.

The Victorians put in place a suicide mission for Victorians in green zones. We had to travel through regional NSW. Not allowed through Sydney or the Central Coast as they are hotspots. The border closes today (Friday) midnight, and those who arrived back in Victoria on Thursday only need to isolate and wait for their covid result to come back. But those who arrive back in Victoria tonight (Friday), before the border closes, have to get a covid test and isolate for 14 days no matter what the result.

Today we left Tamworth at 6.30am and we are still driving home! It is 11pm at night. We are very lucky to be across the border but the government have not done this kind of isolation rules to any other closure. Not even when they closed to the red zones and hotspots. I was in a region that hasn’t had any cases since July!

Frustrating, stressful and a downright suicide mission is how I would describe what the Victorian government has done to many Victorians.

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