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Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Rob Marks

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Richmond candidates strut their stuff

With the federal election looming Saturday, candidates put themselves before the public at the Echo/BayFM ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Monday night in Byron. All candidates were present, except ‘ghost’ One Nation candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin. 

Lismore Council votes on the Future Water Project 2060 – again

Looking at Lismore's the never-ending issue of water – not enough or too much – there was yet another vote about its future on Tuesday evening.

Primex 2022 postponed due to floods and weather

The Primex 2022 Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo due to take place 19 to 21 May has been postponed following both the recent flooding and predicted adverse weather conditions. 

Modular homes for flood victims head to Bruns

Two vacant blocks in the Bayside housing estate in Brunswick Heads, and land that once contained that town’s sewage treatment plant, have been chosen to host temporary ‘modular houses’ for those left homeless by the recent floods.

Opinion: It’s time to kick Morrison out

'Grifters come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of background. This one is used to skipping just a step ahead of impending disaster and exposure. Many times in marketing and politics, which he sees as identical pursuits, his nimble lies have saved his career.' 

Quiz time!

It is The Byron Shire Quiz! 

How much do you think you know about the Byron Shire?
Ross Kendall challenges you to take The Byron Shire Quiz! 

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The Byron Shire Quiz:

1.  What is the name of the vessel that became ‘The Wreck’ in Byron Bay, and in what year did it run aground? 

2.  When the NSW government sold the old Mullumbimby Hospital site to the Byron Shire Council in 2018, how much did it sell for?

3.  Who was the sculptor who created Byron Bay’s infamous ‘Disco Dong’, and in what year was it erected? (pun intended).

4.  In the 1950s Byron Bay was occupied with the slaughter of which two animals and what type of mining activity?

5.  Where in the Byron Shire will you read this inscription: ‘Their creed: I pass this way but once, any good thing I can do or any kindness I can show, let me do it now. For I shall not pass this way again.’ 

6.  Which rolling stone has read The Echo? 

7.  Does the Wilsons River, that flows under Keys Bridge (Coorabell Rd) near Federal, flow all the way to Lismore? 

8.  Jo Breen is a character who makes a sea-change in the book called Mullumbimby (2013). Who wrote this book? Hint: They also won the inaugural long-form Walkley Award for an essay published in the Griffith Review.

9.  In April 2019 the Byron Shire received a commendation from the Danish ambassador – what did we do to deserve this?

10. In what year did the Byron Bay Red Devils first grade rugby league team last win the premiership? In what year was the club’s last premiership in Ladies League Tag? 

11. What is the name of the beer served in Brunswick Heads that helps support the RFS and has the stamp of approval from Paul Hogan?

12. Possum Shoot Road and Coopers Shoot Road are names of thoroughfares in the Byron Shire. What was originally ‘shot’ down them? 

13. What was the name of the snail species relocated to make way for Byron Bay’s new bypass?

14. Every lighthouse has a distinct time signature to make it uniquely identifiable for seafarers… how long does Byron’s lighthouse take to complete a full circle?

15. Who was Australia’s first Indigenous judge, what local village did he grow up in, and where is there a playing field named in his honour? (no pun intended… okay maybe a little bit).

16. What date do Crowded House, Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes and Midnight Oil (among others) have in common? 

17. Which former World Champion Surfer lives in Byron Bay and featured in the movie Girls Can’t Surf?

Answers

1.
The Wollongbar, 14 May 1921. 

2. $13

3.
Corey Thomas, December 2018.

4.
Pigs, whales and sand mining.

5.
The Bangalow Show Ground entrance

6. Keith Richards

7. Yes 

8. Melissa Lucashenko 

9.
Locals put a big effort into trying to find missing backpacker, Theo Hayez.

10. 2008, 2017

11.
Hotel Brunswick Classic Brew – Summer Ale.

12. Felled trees 

13. Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail

14. 15 seconds

15.
Bob Bellear, Billinudgel, Shara Boulevard Ocean Shores 

16.
They are all scheduled to play at Bluesfest 2022 

17. Pauline Menczer


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