September 4, 2018
First National Byron

Who Let The Dogs Out?

Global celebrations are underway to welcome the Chinese (and Lunar) New Year, which will be the 4715th year in the Lunar calendar. The Chinese Zodiac follows a 12-year cycle with...

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September 4, 2018
First National Byron

Filthy Rich

Rich is a relative concept, depending on whether you are keeping up with the Jones’ or the Kardashians. ‘Rich’ is tribal…there is no rich line. We can gain some perspective...

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September 4, 2018
First National Byron

Life Of Byron: The Suffolk Park Social

The Suffolk Park Progress Association is what happens when a community mobilises and assumes guardianship of their town. Whether it is educating townsfolk on new recycling initiatives or looking out...

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September 3, 2018
First National Byron

Brick By Bit

Margaret Mead warned that “we won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” Which got us thinking about Lego. Any parent who has felt the sharp prongs of 6...

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August 30, 2018
First National Byron

Hi, I’m Normal.

In the wake of the prime ministerial version of musical chairs, we thought we would help everyone return to neutral by celebrating ‘normal’. Normal gets a bad rap, doesn’t it?...

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August 23, 2018
First National Byron

Contagious Kindness

Every year, around this time, we experience the gust of strong Westerly winds across our Shire. The Westerlies – the winds of change – are famous for three things: Firstly,...

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August 17, 2018
First National Byron

Streetwise

In a disturbing report released earlier this week, there are as many as 150 people sleeping rough in Byron Shire in any given night. ‘Sleeping rough’ is the term given...

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August 10, 2018
First National Byron

Rough On Rats

Very few people claim to be a fan of rats. If you google ‘rats’ you will very quickly find the search return is largely dominated by companies offering to catch...

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