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August 12, 2022

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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Other News

Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

Byron Council’s decision to approve a controversial mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads that would include the town’s first underground car park could be overturned at this week’s meeting, with a group of councillors moving a rescission motion.

Lismore Council on gender equity in management

Last night Lismore Council met for their monthly meeting and Councillor Big Rob asked a question about gender equality in the upper echelons of Council.

A melodious morning

Dean Doyle and Sophistication are back this week for Morning Melodies at the Ballina RSL. Dean, Narelle and Paul...

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock

How hot has the last week been – or better, felt? And it was only in the low thirties. How will we cope once we get into the forties?

The UV rating has been, for weeks, in extreme, even when it’s overcast, mostly between twelve and fourteen out of fifteen! That means we are starting to burn our skin within minutes, not hours. While Australia is the world leader in skin cancer, we are letting our kids do school sport outside in these conditions. When I asked the Cancer Council, while they had still shops around here, twenty-five years ago, because I saw all these mums on the side of the soccer field with their newborn babies, they told me that bubs shouldn’t be in the sun in the first twelve months. That was twenty-five years ago.

The skin is our biggest organ. Maybe it’s time to rethink and question if outside sport in these conditions in summer is really healthy? Isn’t it more than ironic that we whities find brown skin on us so chic and sexy that we burn our largest organ, while they are selling skin whitener in India and Thais go swimming with a shirt on?

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Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.