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May 24, 2022

Month of disability events

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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.

Other News

Police appeal for missing woman

Lismore Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating Missing Person, Emily Eden Lazzaroni.

Assange – election

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One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.

Coal fired. How are the major parties planning for its end?

There’s very little economic future for fossil fuels, even if you ignore the environmental effects. Renewable energy is cheaper, including battery storage.

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

Historic sex assault and abduction – alleged offender charged

NSW Police say a man will spend the weekend in the lock-up after being refused bail today in Grafton following an investigation into the alleged historical sexual assault of a woman in Byron Bay more than 20 years ago.

Don’t DIS my ABILITY month returns with a range of events being hosted around the Northern Rivers.

Tweed conducts its Festival to Celebrate International Day for People with a Disability at Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre on 3 December. The festival is a free event, showcasing art exhibitions, supported travel and cultural expo, information stalls, entertainment, guest speakers and food. Contact Karen Collins on 02 6670 2442.

Lismore Regional Art Gallery is the venue for a month-long exhibition titled Not What it Seems. It features audio and visual artworks created by emerging and established artists with a disability. Admission is free. Contact Zeb Schulz on 02 6633 1441.

On 1 December Casino Village RV Resort plays host to Festival of Ability Far North Coast. The festival invites people with a disability, their family, friends and carers to join in for a fun-filled festival to celebrate the achievements of people with a disability who live, work and play in the community across the far north coast. Contact Lee Clark on 02 6689 5935.

Heartbeat is an opportunity for people with and without a disability to come together and create beautiful and powerful movement. It is a place where people are able to connect with the artist within that may not always be seen. It is about knowing that everyone is a valued member of society, able to create beautiful and powerful expressive dance. The full-day event will be on at Murwillumbah High School on 17 and 18 December. Price is $50. Contact Leanne Guenther on 02 6672 6965.

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Race action at the TVSC Mother’s Day meet

A dedicated fleet of 13 boats took to the water for the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s (TVSC) Winter series on Mother’s Day earlier this month.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the band will be playing their...

Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.