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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Listening to the truth tellers

A long time ago my husband had to attend a meeting in Redfern. He works in the health and academic sector and it was a consultation with some First Nations clinicians and community workers. He arrived a little earlier for the meeting to the centre – not your typical clinical setting but a regular house. On arrival he was greeted by an older woman who led him to a table and offered him a cup of tea. They chatted. Had a laugh. She offered him a biscuit.

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A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is...

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

Comment: Welcome to the Byron Bay family law dilemma – Jesus wept

In spring 2013, Mary and Joseph bought a house in Suffolk Park for $500,000.

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Stories about "dog":

I believe in dog

An elderly aunt recently told me how, after a decade in the spiritual wilderness, she had found her way back to god. In return, I told her how, after more than four decades of dog aversion, I found my way back to dog.

Greyhounds are also man’s best friend

Dogs have been changing, supporting and comforting us during Covid lives, but what does it take to change the life of a dog?

Cartoon of the week – 7 April, 2021

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Bob Stewart appeal date set

The man found guilty of cruelty charges against a pet dog in South Golden Beach will have his fate decided in Lismore in May.

Bob Stewart found guilty in South Golden Beach dog cruelty case

Robert Bruce Stewart sat impassively as Magistrate Karen Stafford read out the guilty verdict in Ballina Court House yesterday, after two days of testimony relating to the bow-shooting death of his neighbour's pet dog Bucket.

Win for dog walkers at Evans Head

Evans Head’s Airforce Beach will see and extension to its off-leash dog walking zone by 230m to the south, towards Main Beach, lengthening the total dog walking area from 1.45km to 1.68km.

Man charged after dog dies in locked car

The public are reminded to be aware of the heat and the leave pets at home over the summer months after a man was charged following investigations into the death of a German Shepherd in a car last week.

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

Former long-distance paddling champion Brooke Harris has found new sporting life with the Rainbow Dragons and likes to take advantage of the new 6am Sunrise session in Ballina.

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 26 January, 2022

There's still loads of stuff on in the Byron Shire and beyond