June 15, 2018
First National Byron

Fair Go

Australia used to be described as the lucky country, and in spite of the free and open discussion that democracy encourages about our history (and its problems,) there is still...

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June 8, 2018
First National Byron

A Total Waste

Yesterday, someone gave me a gift of chocolates. Lovely. I took it out of the gift bag. I removed the tissue paper. I opened the cardboard box. I unwrapped the...

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June 1, 2018
First National Byron

A Cup of Sugar

We love neighbours. We aren’t talking about Ramsey Street. We are talking about Fletcher Street, Johnson Street, Lawson Street and Marvell Street. We are talking about all the people in...

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May 25, 2018
First National Byron

Creative Capital

In case you missed it recently, Byron Bay has been crowned Australia’s most creative regional centre, by the Regional Australia Institute. In our part of the world, we are surrounded...

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May 4, 2018
First National Byron

It’s Getting Hot In Here, So…

May 4 is International Firefighter’s Day, marking the feast day of St. Florian who is the patron saint of firefighters. Our towns are protected by the 20 volunteer brigades of...

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April 27, 2018
First National Byron

Tell Him He’s Dreamin’

We spend a third of our lives unconscious and it feels like a waste of time. Many of us would do unconscionable things if it meant getting more hours out...

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