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February 26, 2021

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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.

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Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

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.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Jaimini hut

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

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?’

Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

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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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 get underway

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

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.