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February 28, 2021

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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

December 10, 2013

Issue 28.27

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In this Issue:

Cinema review – Ender’s Game

We are into the distant future – Ender’s Game. As always, an alien force, the Formicas, have been smashed in their attempt to colonise Earth


Uplift Festival ready for take-off

Starting today, some of the most celebrated visionary thinkers on the planet come together for Uplift Festival a four-day event celebrating peace, love and transformation.


Pop, tweets and sleeping under the desk

Brendan Maclean is the sparkling glittering and totally fabulous songwriter that Australia has been waiting for. With a biting wit honed by sharp-edged tweets and flamboyant asides, Maclean is unashamedly pop.


The Butterfly Collector

Internationally renowned street artist Shannon Crees brings her art to Byron Bay for a pop-up art exhibition.


Newy Crew celebrate new season

Ten-year-old Sebastian Bungate had an awesome season of surfing during the rejuvenated New Brighton Boardriders competition despite having a broken ankle and missing two of the rounds of the competition.


The Tav gets a laugh

This Thursday the Ocean Shores Tavern kicks off its first monthly Open Mic comedy night, Sh*ts and Giggles.


New group promotes hinterland tourism

A group of business operators across the hinterland have come together to form the Byron Hinterland Collective ‘to help support visitor growth in the area in a sustainable way,’


Sacred lands face the frack despite ancestral warnings

Are we ignoring the teachings of Indigenous ancestors by drilling for gas in the state’s largest inland forest? This question has divided the Gomeroi nation, the original custodians of the Pilliga State Forest


‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...