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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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Highrise in Byron Shire?

In 1990 a new LEP (Local Environment Plan) was approved in Byron Shire that limited commercial buildings to three...

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.

Lismore community

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Action after the flood: Mullum residents discuss flooding

Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) held a public meeting at the Ex-Services Club on May 16, and with approximately 150 attending it exceeded expectations.

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.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.

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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