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July 2, 2022

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Supply chain pain? Try localisation!

A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution', will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm in Byron Bay from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena Norberg-Hodge for a discussion afterwards.

Other News

Flood-prone land in Murwillumbah swapped for flood-free land 

It has been five years in the making but the innovative land swap of flood-prone land for flood-free land in Murwillumbah is underway with a second round of ‘expressions of interest’ about to open. 

Labor mulls over the future of persecuted whistleblower and his lawyer, Collaery

While jailed Australian citizen and journalist, Julian Assange, waits for the new Labor government to act on his behalf with US extradition orders from the UK, another whistleblower and his lawyer face court behind closed doors on Australian soil.

Byron Shire resident fined $60,000 for tree clearing

Council staff say a Koonyum Range resident was fined $60k for land clearing/ removing trees, and $10k for an unauthorised building.

Dry July to help you and Our House

In July 2008, three mates, Brett, Kenny and Phil, wanted to take a break from alcohol, so decided to abstain for the month of July, coining it their 'Dry July'.

Cabarita Surf Club gets $500k funding boost

Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club has secured a $500,000 grant in the NSW Government’s 2021/22 Surf Club Facility Program.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: War on the Wombs

The right to safe abortion is the cornerstone of the women’s movement. It’s the ground on which we stand to become lawyers and academics and policy writers and journalists and activists. It’s allowed us reproductive freedom and put us on equal footing with those without wombs; mainly cis men who, for centuries, saw our bodies as countries to rape and pillage. Our wombs were colonised – the cock was the flag that ploughed deep into our stolen earth.

The leading carriage of the Oasis Broadbeach monorail train. Photo supplied.

Starting at just $1, the auction of the retired Oasis Broadbeach monorail will happen tomorrow.

After almost three decades of service, the Gold Coast Broadbeach monorail which closed in January 2017, has since been in storage until now.

Chief Operations Officer for Lloyds Auctions, Lee Hames, says this is an opportunity to own a significant piece of local tourism history that many Australians know and love.

‘We’ve had interest from people wanting to revamp these carriages and turn them into other kinds of tourism opportunities for the Gold Coast.’

It is now the perfect opportunity for the project of someone’s imagination to create something with the 9 carriages on offer.

Built in 1989 it has serviced thousands of people and quickly became an iconic tourist symbol for Gold Coast tourists travelling to and from the Oasis Shopping Centre and casino.

Big Banana trains for sale

It appears rail transport auctions are becoming quite the craze with Coffs Harbour’s iconic Big Banana Trains also going up for auction on Tuesday.

The Big Banana trains were one of Australia’s first big tourist attractions and were a thriving destination on the mid-north coast since 1964.

The trains were introduced in the 1980s as part of a major tourism rebuild, giving locals and tourists the chance to explore the park’s attractions in a different way.

The trains have been garaged within the Big Banana complex since 2005.

There has been interest from buyers of all types, from people wanting to recondition the trains and people wanting to save them as memorabilia pieces,’ said Lee Hames.

‘This could be the start of a new niche market opening up in the auction industry.’


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Dry July to help you and Our House

In July 2008, three mates, Brett, Kenny and Phil, wanted to take a break from alcohol, so decided to abstain for the month of July, coining it their 'Dry July'.

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The world will be pushed to more weather extremes in coming decades, according to two studies which carry stark warnings of floods and droughts, respectively.

Australian-first Surf Series and workshops ends in Lennox Head on Sunday

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It’s plastic free July!

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