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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Contemporary Byron

David Morris, Byron Bay ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/A stately pleasure-dome decree’, Coleridge. Lines penned supposedly after being woken from...

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Stories about "coastal cypress pines":

Labor vows to keep Bruns pines for community use

Shadow lands minister Mick Veitch yesterday visited the Terrace Holiday Park in Brunswick Heads to pledge that, if elected, a Labor state government would ban camping on the Southern Terrace Reserve.

Funding secured for Bruns pines as Council staff ‘acquiesce’

Ballina MP Tamara Smith has welcomed funding to help save an endangered ecological community of coastal cypress pines at Brunswick Heads but called on Byron Council not to acquiesce to demands of trust that manages the land.

Bruns parks should be an election issue: Pugh

Labor candidate for Ballina, Asren Pugh, wants voters to be given a say over the future of Brunswick Holiday Parks and southern Terrace Reserve.

Greens secure pledge from minister to protect Brunswick’s Cypress Pines

Local residents and concerned community members have once again been drawing the attention of the public to the way the NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust have been managing the Coastal Cyprus pines located on Crown Reserve lands at the Brunswick Heads Terrace Holiday Park.

Holiday Park managers push for camping around damaged protected pines

'Reflections', the rebadged North Coast Holiday Parks, is continuing with its push to allow camping under protected Coastal Cypress Pines in Brunswick Heads, this time with aid of concrete 'load cells' they claim will help distribute weight.

MP calls for permanent protection of Brunswick Heads pines

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens), is calling on the state government to take action to protect the iconic Coastal Cypress trees on crown lands at the Brunswick Heads Terrace Holiday Park.

Brunswick Heads memorial trees set for the chop

The planned removal of two historic coastal cypress trees in The Terrace caravan park at Brunswick Heads has upset locals concerned proposed replacement trees won’t be planted in the park itself.

Interview with Mell Coppin and Zara Noruzi, from Byron Comedy Festival

Byron Bay Comedy Festival: Bringing in the Laughs. Last year wiped out our entire entertainment program, but while things aren’t completely back to normal, it’s looking up. The easing of COVID-19 Public Health restrictions means that smaller events are back!

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Aged Care Fail

Our aged care system is broken. We didn’t need a Royal Commission to tell us that many of our old people have been abused by the system that is supposed to care for them. But now we have hard evidence that we are failing our elders. Some of the data that has been released is shocking. One in five residents have experienced sexual or physical abuse.

Sowing the seed for a connected, local food chain

Lisa Machin If you’ve ever been to the New Brighton or Mullum Farmers Markets you’d be forgiven if you thought you were seeing double. Over the...

The moveable feast

David Lowe There’s never been a better time to revisit the classic picnic and its many variants. With many venues moving to focus on outdoor dining...