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My own pandemic imaginations

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Imagination is a powerful mechanism; I must admit I get unsettled with my own pandemic imaginations...

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Cartoon of the week – 7 April, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Can you help this local family find a home?

A local couple whose much-loved baby boy was taken away by government officers and then returned is asking the community for help in finding space on a property to park their mobile home.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

In the ditch

Peter Olson, Goonengerry The Suez Canal blockage is just one small part of the Reset Button: unexpected delays, meet ‘just-in-time’ production. You...

A place like home

Garth Luke, Mullumbimby Why do we always focus on adding new buildings when the conversation turns to affordable housing? Byron Shire...

Take a ticket

Council’s Draft Complaint Handling Policy is on exhibition! It’s a document that, if drafted carefully, could provide the public with confidence that Council take complaints seriously and accountability will apply when a complaint is found to be true.

Stories about "Trains on our Tracks":

Byron, stop stalling on the rail trail

Marie Lawton, Byron Bay  Thank you to the wonderful history of our rail corridor debate by David Lisle. David summarised events over the past seven...

Trains and transport

Geoff Bensley, Byron Bay The local train groups didn’t have any strategies or options in place that would correspond and work with the 2011 Tweed...

Trains on our tracks or traffic tsunami?

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC s working hard to try and stop the state government introducing legislation that will allow the government to give itself discretionary powers to destroy unused rail lines across the state, including the valuable Casino to Murwillumbah rail line, and sell off the land to developers.

Train versus bus

Geoff Bensley, Byron Bay. Think about a trial of putting boom-gates on the Byron Bay and/or Mullumbimby rail crossings and blocking the traffic for two minutes every hour over this holiday period.

Push for rail trail picks up pace

Despite controversy around the future use of the disused Casino to Murwillumbah railway line, energy is building to have a cycle and pedestrian route built along its corridor.

Worldwide rail revival

Karin Kolbe, Suffolk Park. Over the past few months I’ve been overseas studying transport systems and policies. The core message is integration – it’s not just about bikes, or rail or cars.

Cyclist who’d rather take the train

Treena Lenthall, Wilsons Creek. There are not many downsides for me living in the region but one of them is car dependency. How fantastic would it be to catch a train from Mullum to Byron.

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called the Byron Shire? Hear it happened...

Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.