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February 5, 2023

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Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

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Mother and Daughter Stop Logging in Yarratt Forest

Two women who grew up in the Manning Valley are currently suspended from trees with  ropes connected to, and stopping, logging in Yarratt Forest north of Taree.

The greater good

Byron Council has ratified the International Charter of Human Rights, complete with fine legal minds that developed a Charter...

A smorgasbord of flicks

This year’s smorgasbord of over 40 incredible short films are handpicked from a record 3,200 entries received for Flickerfest’s Academy® and BAFTA Qualifying short-film festival screened recently in Bondi, and Northern Rivers audiences are the first in Australia to experience the best of Flickerfest on tour. Highlights enjoying their Northern Rivers premiere include recent Academy® nominees and much-loved festival award winners alongside exciting, fresh, local talent.

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.

The Voice

I’ve been ruminating and researching on how best to support a ‘Yes’ response on the Voice referendum. I always...

Family and domestic violence leave comes into force tomorrow

New laws to provide 10 days paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave will come into force tomorrow for workers...

Oh, dearest Hannah! (Letters, Hannah Grace, Echo 9 Nov). I am so glad that my very, very good friend Raphael sent me your advertisement from Australia’s Echo Magazine. My dear friend Rupert knows about advertising very, very, very well because, as you know, he helped me get in contact with my now very very good friend Vladimir, and these wonderful men helped me become The World’s Most Famous President!

As you know, wonderful Vladimir is wearing the rainbow these days so is unlikely to be available to take your hand, but I am single now after Vladimir told me all about staircase engineering. So it is me! Gorgeous me! – who can offer you marriage. It’s like making an AirBnB booking: since you’ve offered, and I’ve accepted, it’s a deal.

Vladimir said he’d be my best man, but I’m not sure if he’ll make the wedding as he is planning to get China involved with your country… um something about tiny tiny little navy bases on islands or something … isn’t he a wonderfully busy person? On the other hand, if he’s working on all that, he could be close to Byron and pop in for the wedding. He’s good at engineering things, don’t you agree?

As soon as the engineers pop in the new engine on my Boeing 757 I’ll send the plane to Ocean Shores Airport and you can stop having ‘baited’ breathing. I’m hooked. We’ll be together very very soon.

Donald T.

(Translated by Raphael Lee Cass) Byron Bay


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