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February 26, 2021

Time to transition

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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Other News

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Cut it down – Tweed Councillors at odds over future of forest red gum

‘We should be active and take the tree down,’ Cr Polglase told the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday, referring to a significant forest red gum and koala food tree in Tweed Heads West.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Jaimini hut

Margot Hays, Bangalow I would like to voice my opinion regarding the hut structure at Belongil where Jaimini sits and...

Geraldine Crumpton, Fernleigh

 I couldn’t agree more with Phillip Fraser’s article, that it really is time for Byron Shire to Save the World.

A lot of what he suggests is already happening all over the globe via the inspiring Transition Towns movement. 

Originally an idea created in the small town of Totnes in the UK in 2006, it has been growing successfully ever since and has now spread to thirty countries.

There are Transition Towns all over the world that are actively planning and striving to become sustainable and resilient so they can be better prepared to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is an exciting movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world.

So why aren’t we doing something like this?

In a Shire with so many smart, creative, talented and imaginative people, there is so much potential here to create an exciting new future for ourselves, and to be an inspiration to the rest of the world. And as Phillip rightly says ‘If not now, when? And if not us, who?’

If you’d like to know more about the exciting Transition Town movement, go to www.transitionnetwork.org.


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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.