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Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

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Suspicious house fire in Casino ends in charges

NSW Police say that man has been charged following a suspicious house fire.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When...

Local rum

  Lord Byron Distillery is located right in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate, making it super-easy to visit the...

Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

Coalition policy

It should be obvious to everyone by now that the Coalition’s insistence that ‘technology’ will drag us across the...

Like Adrian Gattenhof (Letters, 13/4), I voted for Council candidates I believed would really represent the community interest and employ common sense where required. It was bad enough when they failed to support a time limit on holiday letting, but then came the fining of the woman who dared to paint her house purple (lilac?) in the heritage area. This was ridiculous and obviously harmful to the woman in question – Council shouldretract that decision or somehow refund the fine.

Now Council has refused to allow internationally-recognised filmmaker, David Bradbury, to film a Council meeting; whatever happened to transparency and open government? (Thank you Duncan for your stand.)

Possibly most of these Councillors don’t know that way back in the ’90s some of us stood for Council to stop the rampant development happening at the time, notably in rural areas. David made a film, The Battle for Byron, which helped us enormously and in turn helped preserve some of the features of this shire which most of us value so much. 

I can only offer a sincere apology to David.

Jenny Coman, Bangalow


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