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Cinema: Battle of the sea folk

Yes, it’s school holidays so there are lots of films with ‘G’ in the rating, and Ruby Gillman – Teenage Kraken is definitely on the list. Sometimes the hero you are meant to be lies just beneath the surface.

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Options explored to save Bruns native habitat

Byron Council could seek federal government intervention in a last-ditch effort to protect a pocket of precious bushland in Brunswick Heads from development.

Tweed Council receive $197,000 for Black Cockatoos and Bush Stonecurlews

Tweed Shire Council accepted a $197,044 grant at their 7 September meeting to assist in the restoration and rehabilitation of the habitats of the endangered Bush Stonecurlew and vulnerable Glossy Black Cockatoo.

Pre-Incan mummies found in Peru by gas workers

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Complete the rail trail

The Byron Shire Council’s recent decision to approve the proposed rail trail on the abandoned rail corridor, excluding the...

Wollumbin Street bridge reduced to one lane

As part of the sewerage upgrade in Murwillumbah, Tweed Shire Council is urging motorists to plan ahead and seek alternative routes between the CBD and South Murwillumbah for up to four weeks from today.

What do you think of the Wade Park masterplan?

So many of the Lismore LGA assets were damaged in last year’s flood and the process of rebuilding is creating an opportunity to do things differently.

At the recent Nimbin Town Hall where Sue Higginson, among others, was active in an affirmative action workshop where they talked about the new world of political order that the Greens are a part of in NSW.  

I then attended the monthly meeting of the Byron Chapter of the Greens where Tamara Smith and Mandy Nolan discussed the potentially exciting future for this country and the Green movement.

Music, art, theatre and dance are what I call the change elements. People are and can be transformed in their thinking by the use of these elements. My proposal is that the Greens adopt the use of these elements to convey the party message. Ideal for involving locals in the movement. The three ladies that I saw yesterday all had that theatrical appeal as they danced upon the stage of politics to help this area and this country face the challenges and excitement of the future.

My name is Boyd Warren. I am a landscape architect and planner living in Main Arm, Byron Shire. I set up an affordable community in Main Arm called Main Arm Eco Village in 2002 with help from Byron Council including Jan Barham , who was mayor at the time. I sold lots for a start price of $75,000. A bit different from the $2.4 million for a lot for sale at Coorabell today.

My family moved from Melbourne to Canberra in 1952 when Canberra had a population of 20,000 people. My father was an architect and worked closely with my mother as a team. They were involved in repertory theatre between my ages of 8 to 16. Repertory was my babysitter. My father Bob Warren designed sets and was involved with the running of the theatre, and mother Joy Warren was the leading lady for the theatre in many plays during that time.  

Once a year Joy gathered some of the female social hierarchy of Canberra to launch Arts Balls to help fund the continuing performances of repertory. Bob would design the setting and organise the props for the mood of that year’s ball.

Between my age of 17 and 57 my parents opened and ran Solander Art Gallery in Yarralumla in Canberra. They were a part of the cultural development of the national capital utilising politicians such as Bob Hawke and local politicians to open art shows.

My proposal is based on experience of how the change elements of music, art, theatre and dance can be utilised for change. I have attended festivals where such greats as Merboy’s Daughter performed in theatre shows and dance performances to add humour to the idea of change.

Boyd Warren, Main Arm

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  1. Green we can be without perfection getting in the way of good policy. Thanks to the greens we had a decade of inaction on climate change policy and you expect the current government solve this overnight. Remember the greens only achieved 12% of the vote suggesting at this stage a very cautious approach needed to bring those voters along in this journey and not provide ammunition for the nay sayers and others.

    • I think the plan is to make the power so expensive, that no one dares try and use any, and thus will be oblivious about the rolling blackouts and grid failures.


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