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June 26, 2024

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Cinema: Despicable Me 4

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to rev up the kids to see the ever-lovable Minions in the first Despicable Me movie in seven years.

Other News

Bruns, the fishing town, becomes a musical!  

‘All the old salts have moved on… All the old salts have moved on… I’m wondering where they’ve gone…’

Bruns garden for community under threat

Bruns local Toni Storer thought one way to help her neighbours and other locals to survive the economic downturn was to stop mowing and weeding the Council strip at the front of her house and to pop in a veggie garden.

Have your say on Byron Bay’s foreshore 

Byron Council staff have proposed options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal, of the carpark overlooking Main Beach. 

Ballina MP mostly welcomes state budget announcements

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed some of Labor’s funding announcements in last week’s state budget, including a new Fire and Rescue station for Byron Bay and more firies.

The 2024 Lismore Eisteddfod will be bigger and better

Organisers of the Lismore Eisteddfod, the Lismore Musical Festival Society, are getting excited about their program for this year’s event. The regular competition venues are still unavailable owing to post-flood repairs continuing for a few more months. So this year the Bangalow A&I Hall will be used for the primary and secondary schools competitions as well as the Speech and Drama competition.

Campers question Ballina Council management of Flat Rock Tent Park

Visitors to the Ballina Shire and the Northern Rivers have contacted The Echo questioning the reason they have been excluded from the Flat Rock Tent Park between Lennox Head and Ballina. 

Having just read in The Daily Telegraph of the approval of Harvest Byron Bay’s 149 lots, I am shocked the opportunity to build an estate that was environmentally sound has been sorely missed.

Councils across the Northern Rivers need to make developers include recycled/grey water, water tanks, and homes that blend with their environment as well as being six star energy rated.

It really saddens me that these prime opportunities are being missed by our councils to have developers build housing that leaves little impact on the environment.

Developers also miss out by not linking the housing estate back to the history of the land on which they are building, this means both First Nations and European.

As usual, developers want the highest amount of money  for what they are building, none seem to be building homes that are affordable for first home buyers.

Marianne Melnikas, Banora Point


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