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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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Incarceration Nation screens as part of Reconciliation Week

As part of Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3), Sisters for Reconciliation and the Cavanbah Reconciliation group will host a screening and discussion of the powerful documentary, Incarceration Nation.

Bringing learning and play together

Byron Bay High School’s new agility course recognises the importance of play for learning and has students from all years actively playing during breaks and PDHPE lessons, according to Byron Bay High’s Principal, Janine Marcus.

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Parents rally behind essential local aftercare service

Mullumbimby locals are concerned that a vital, Council-run out of school hours child care service could shut after Byron Council issued a survey hinting at closure.


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Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

The Ukitopia Festival will be held from November 18 to 20. The festival is a celebration of Uki life, arts and culture and will be presented in eight venues spread around Uki.

The Ukitopia Festival incorporates the Images of Uki Art exhibition, Words of Wollumbin, Songwriters on the Songline, The Aussie Oddities Emporium,  the best of Uki and district’s live music, Uki school performances, street performances and buskers, The Red Piano Bar and Restaurant, chalkboard acoustic space at the Lounge Lizard Café, elders storytelling space,  Rockin’ Sunday at the Uki Pub,  Trashformers creative arts and children’s workshops, youth bands, historical display, a Word Matrix, Buttery Bazaar markets stalls, the Wishing Ceremony, 1000 native trees to give away and so much more!

The music performances  have been selected to feature local musos and to give a space for young and emerging artists. Acts will include: school kids’ performances, The Whopping Big Band, Indigo Collins-Cook,  Suavmente, Sound Cheque, The Granny Rapper and the Prodigal Son, Healing Earth, Loren, Bill Jacobi, Lifeline,  Fiddlers Creek Children’s Theatre, Ivy Lucille, Andrea Soler, Blue Moon Gypo, Renee Searles, Wendy Grace, Ivy Lucille , Mystic Beats, DJ Overlap, DJ Dakini, Murray Kyle,  Geoff O ‘Mallee, My Figmant, Gillian Haylar, Off The air, In The Pubic Eye,  The Maples, James T, Lil Fi  and the Candy Apples, Jerome Williams and Elias Harmony.

Look out for the program booklet available shortly and stay tuned for more info at www.ukitopiaartscollective.com.

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