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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Byron women’s AFL narrowly avoids first loss

A battle royale unfolded last Saturday afternoon at the Cavanbah oval when the Byron Bay women’s AFL team took...

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

Beekeepers can get a permit to move hives away from flood water

With so many challenges currently surrounding the bee industry, it comes as a relief to many that NSW Department of Primary Industries will issue a special group permit for beekeepers in flood warning areas to move their hives to higher ground.

Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

Appeal to locate woman missing from Ballina

NSW Police have sent out a media alert – they are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman missing from Ballina and have issued a SMS get-target alert.

A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami says that he ‘feels the vibe of the crowd and place’ before he starts to play his original music.

Stories about "cyclists":

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible at night. Wear high visibility...

Cyclists injured near Eviron during racing event

Police say an investigation is underway after multiple cyclists were injured during a cycling event on Sunday morning.

Footpath cyclists a danger to young and old

Bronwyn Sindel, Mullumbimby.  I wanted to thank Phil Holloway from Byron council for taking a stand on bicycle riding on footpaths, especially those in the heart...

Motorists drive lethal weapons

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. I completely agree with Pagan Morgan, there are some cyclists doing stupid stuff and reckless speed on footpaths, endangering pedestrians is completely out of order, followed closely by night riding without lights in dark clothing. I'd also like to thank Pagan for demonstrating one point I was trying to make.

Cyclist with road rage beware

Gordon Haynes, (small red Mercedes), Federal. To the rude and ignorant MAMIL (male cyclist) on Coolamon Scenic Drive and Coorabell Road, between 16:30 and 17:00 on Monday March 23…

New line markings nothing to Marvell at

Ross Kendall, Byron Bay. The new kerbs and traffic set-up in Marvel Street, Byron Bay, are a horror story for cyclists. I am talking about where Marvel meets Jonson Street.

Drivers, not cyclists, irresponsible

Paul Brecht, Mullumbimby. I am a cyclist in Mullum and I ride mostly on bikeways and footpaths, the reason being I don’t want to get bowled over by any maniac speeding around the streets.

Spin cycle

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. At no time did I attack a poor little motorist, defenceless in their two-tonne steel box. I responded to a letter attacking cyclists, ascribing anything the writer has ever seen a cyclist do wrong to every cyclist on the road.

All road users need to show respect

Byron drivers come up to be relatively considerate of riders, with some ugly exceptions to be sure.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.