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East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.

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Flawed plan

Kai Beijerbacht, Mullumbimby For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you are aware of the...

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Koala Wars

James Wright, Byron Bay On reading Dailan’s ‘Koala Wars’ I felt compelled introduce the readers to interesting debate about the health and...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

You Donne good

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I’d like to thank whoever decided to reprint John Donne’s beautiful poem ‘No Man is an Island’...

Exciting lineup for 2021 Bangalow Music Festival

Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) yesterday unveiled a stellar Bangalow Music Festival program for August 2021. The theme for the 19th festival is 'music’s inexhaustible joie de vivre'.

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Is this the last hurrah of the far right in Australia?

If the Queensland election tells us anything about politics in Australia it is that the stranglehold of the far right over the conservative arena in Australia is being broken, writes RenewEconomy editor Giles Parkinson.

Will Queenslanders vote for more gas and casinos?

The Queensland election will come down to a question of what voters want more: coal seam gas and casinos, or to see Newman and Abbott kicked out of office.

Newman deserves the boot

Michael Qualmann, Modanville. Queensland premier Campbell Newman, being on a slide towards electoral oblivion, has called an election for 31 January 2015 before his luck runs out.

Qld govt backs down on Gold Coast terminal

The Queensland government says it has listened to community concerns by ruling out development of some Gold Coast land for a cruise ship terminal.

Queensland repeals Wild Rivers laws

Queensland's Wild Rivers Act has been repealed, with the Wilderness Society calling it a tragedy for environmental protection in the state.

Government’s unlawful actions

Graeme Cooney, Murwillumbah. Unlawful actions? The Bjelke-Petersen Government would have to take line honours for that wouldn't it? Bikers pale in comparison.

Newman’s claims ironic: Fitzgerald figure

A senior figure in the Fitzgerald inquiry says the premier's likening of his bikie crackdown to the historic corruption probe is ironic. Gary Crooke is...

Exciting lineup for 2021 Bangalow Music Festival

Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) yesterday unveiled a stellar Bangalow Music Festival program for August 2021. The theme for the 19th festival is 'music’s inexhaustible joie de vivre'.

Pickleball taking off in Ballina

Combining elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the USA. Recently the 'Ballina Picklers' travelled to Sydney to compete in the NSW Pickleball Championship Open.

Understand climate?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry Have you noticed it getting a bit chilly at night recently? Do you think we will have a mild ‘global warming winter’, or...

Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.