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February 4, 2023

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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

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Agreement on floodplains

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The two-hour production is a visual feast, choreographed and developed by Australia’s leading professionals and a hand-picked selection of dreamy guys who will have the ladies up from their chairs, screaming for more, night after night. With a totally interactive production, The Secret Fantasies Tour is the perfect night out with the girls.

Calls to extend temporary accommodation for flood insured

The one-year limit on temporary accommodation provided by some insurance companies to people whose homes went under in the flood must be extended.

Abouchar honoured with Order of Australia

The new head of the Byron Community College (BCC), Chantal Abouchar, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contributions to business and the media.

Ray Hunt, Ballina

Could the organisers of the ‘Try and inconvenience most of Byron’ have done a better job?

After a surf at Wategos early Sunday morning I was greeted with ALL roads back towards the A&I Estate blocked, and was told they were staying that way. I was directed to Ruskin Street as a way through, and after 20 minutes of waiting, with dozens of other people, we were then directed to Patterson Street.

After a further 10 minutes, traffic was directed south onto Bangalow Rd, one car at a time, in between streams of Lycra-clad tryhards, who we had to follow with our hazard lights on, and I was then able to turn at the golf course and drive back to the A&I Estate, via Bangalow. I’m sure there is a better way, and place, to have such a disruptive event without so much inconvenience to locals by blocking all access to town and the industrial area.

I pity the two interstate buses I passed trying to get passengers to and from Byron. I estimate at least 200 other vehicles were in the same position I found myself in – stuck on the east side of town. Move it to a better place, or don’t have it.

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