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Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire...

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Policy ambition, age and conservatives 

The sad state of conservative politics has again dominated the world stage this week, with the Tory wipeout in the UK, and a chaotic result in the French elections, reducing President Macron’s Centralist Alliance to 168 seats in the 577-seat parliament. 

New Byron fire station afoot

The NSW Labor government has allocated $8.2 million in its 2024–25 budget for a new Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) station in Byron Bay.

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no...

Fingal residents reject controversial 10pm trading hours for Fingal Store site

The Fingal Store DA is back in front of Tweed councillors tomorrow and staff have recommended approval – but residents say a new DA is required due to the significant changes made to the DA.

Day 4 of Skullcandy Oz Grom Open at Lennox Head

On the fourth day of competition at Lennox Head, Skullcandy Oz Grom Open age division competitors welcomed a change in conditions as light cross-shore winds coincided with mellow three-foot waves.

To quote Greta, ‘How dare they?!’ SBS is running an advertising campaign for Airbnb, encouraging visitors to take their cats with them when they go bush. And they are using one of the great songs of the sixties to do it – ‘Wild Thing’.

What an abomination. Bad enough that Airbnb is totally upsetting the residential balance in the Shire for humans, but it seems they want to make life even more precarious for small animals.

Perhaps the answer is to introduce tourists’ cats to some of the other locals, like Morelia spilota or Varanus gouldii. That might restore the balance of animals. But what about the humans?

Andrew Hall, Ocean Shores 


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1 COMMENT

  1. Why, why, do feral pests keep getting protection and promotion. Kosciusko National Park -an introduced feral pest, the horses, are getting ‘Heritage Protection’. It would be laughable if it wasn’t the reality – thank you John ‘Tree Rats’ Barilaro, Matt Kean, Domino Perrottet, NOT. Now this SBS / Air BNB with the cats thing. I guess the grand plan must be to replace our vulnerable native fauna with introduced pests and then we can call horses, cats, etc our New Native Fauna, yeah.

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NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

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Getting the word out on wildlife

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