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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Byron’s rail reactivation saga continues

Byron Council will consider funding further investigations into getting trains back on the tracks in the Shire, despite strong criticisms of the reports on the matter that have been prepared to date.

Paul Brecht, Evans Head

Why should we trust the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) who allowed genetically modified (GM) food onto our shelves and to be hidden in other food products?

For the TGA to give the COVID vaccines the go-ahead pisses me off. When I lobbied them about allergic reactions to GM among people with allergies their reply was that we would have to see wait and see if that could happen.

The way I see that, and the COVID vaccine issue, is that the public will be guinea pigs again.

These vaccines aren’t 100 per cent proven. Why should we except them? Look a bit harder folks at Big Pharma.

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