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May 12, 2021

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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

April 1, 2014

Issue 28.42

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In this Issue:

Subliminal sexism

Phoebe Havyatt, Byron Bay. I fully support the sentiments expressed in letters by both Jannine Barron of Mullumbimby (January 4), and Helen O'Sullivan, Ocean shores (January 11). Jannine referred to the over- sexualised image of a woman on the McGregor's Family...

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Byron union plays to plan

Story by The Engerneer Coming off a strong rugby union win last week against Bangalow, the Bay had another tough task hosting the traditionally big Grafton pack at home on the weekend. The first 10 minutes were played at high...

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Hot competition for FNC Round 1

Round one of Far North Coast Rugby was always going to be a heated exchange between Bangalow Rebels and 2013 premiers Lismore City.

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Fun with the Newy Crew

Newy Crew Boardriders had their monthly competition on Sunday at New Brighton Beach. There was a fantastic turnout again for this renewed local surf event.

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Noah

The movie had only been running for about fifteen minutes when it struck me, with head-banging certainty – ‘this is a crock’. It then went from bad to worse

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Vibing Up with Jazz

This Sunday sees Australian jazz luminaries gather in Lismore for a very special concert and workshop. Playing the music of Ken Stubbs, fellow musicians Paul Grabowsky, Simon Barker and Brett Hirst step forward to share their talents.

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Sweet redemption for Bangalow eleven

Victory was sweet for the Bangalow Third Eleven in the season finale at Williams Reserve, Lennox Head on Saturday.

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Byron Bay’s Fresh Café

Byron Fresh Café must have one of the best locations for a restaurant in Byron. On one side its tables stretch down a lane, behind the Beach Hotel, that is crowded with smaller restaurants; the other side looks onto possibly the busiest part of Jonson Street.

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Shark girl returns from the WA carnage

A world wide spotlight is on Western Australia as the shark cull continues to leave the ocean floor strewn with the carcasses of dead and dying fish.

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Don Page meets residents’ group over West Byron

A petition of more than 2,000 signatures against the rezoning of land at West Byron has been presented to NSW local member Don Page by The Byron Residents’ Group, who discussed their concerns about the proposed development.

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Dancing the Highwire

The Perch Creek Family Jugband announce the arrival of their second studio album, Jumping On The Highwire, through Vitamin Records, introducing the world to a sound the group call ‘Psychedelic Jug Band’.

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How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.