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May 24, 2024


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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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The Fall Guy

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt are being silly in a film take of the ‘80s television series: The Fall Guy. He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy, and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

Fastest billycart clocked at over 40km/h at Bangalow Billycart Derby

Sunday saw around 5,000 people head to Bangalow to enjoy the Bangalow Billycart Derby with Greg Nash, Bangalow Lions Club President, telling The Echo that it was a ‘glorious autumn day'.

Trains on roads

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Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

Hundreds of DV arrests across state

Police have charged more than 550 people during a four-day operation targeting the state’s most dangerous domestic and family violence offenders.

Terania Street to get ‘calming’ roadworks

Repair work on Lismore’s Terania Street is to start soon, in time for it reopen end of June, after an overweight vehicle hit the over-rail-road bridge earlier this year.

Island Aid thanks

Island Aid Byron Bay last Wednesday was a remarkable success.  But it was only so because of those that gave so selflessly – of their time, energy, positivity, advice, encouragement, help and cash.

More than 61 people (the number that bought tickets) saw the film There Once Was An Island  and grooved to the sweet sounds of the gorgeous Rebecca Ireland and the fabulous harmonies of the Blackbirds.  Some images of the night can be viewed at: https://picasaweb.google.com/112381284932009531754/IslandAidByronBayWed26thOct?authkey=Gv1sRgCOKjkd2wzffuQg.

After all expenses were settled, Island Aid Byron Bay raised $1425.60.  Lyn Collie (chair of The Takuu Trust and producer of the film) has informed us that this will make it possible to purchase the roofing iron that is required on Takuu at the moment.  A small fact like that makes it all alarmingly real, and gratifying, no?

The winner of the raffle for the double pass to Friday 25 Nov at Mullumbimby Music Festival was Jon Daly and the second prizewinner of the 2011 festival CD was Rob (from BBDC).

We have publicly acknowledged the organisations and businesses whose support was integral to the success of Island Aid, published on page 12 of yesterday’s Echo: https://www.echo.net.au/node/83653.

But organisations are made up of individuals – and we think that it is worth acknowledging that you made a big difference to us, and ultimately, to the lives of the Takuu community.

Thanks and warm regards

Ajit Gunasekera & Dave Rawlins

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