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March 31, 2023

Month of disability events

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Tweed residents outraged at destruction of koala habitat on Cobaki Creek

A 'legacy' floodplain development on the tidal estuary of Cobaki Creek, known to have recent koala sightings, was approved in 1996 and is now being cleared.

Other News

Draw your puss to win cat pack prizes

The reason cats take up so much of the collective internet space is because they are just so incredibly cute – we love them! But we don't always keep them inside when they should be.

Vale Nina Milenko Marzi

One of Byron’s most colourful characters has spread her wings and taken flight for her next adventure – Nina Milenko Marzi died on Thursday March 23, in Byron Bay.

Sleepbus: giving the homeless a good night’s sleep

A chance encounter with a homeless man in Melbourne was the beginning of a project that has seen Melbourne entrepreneur, Simon Rowe, create a safe place for people to sleep when there is nowhere else to go.

Two to appear in Tweed Court after alleged import of ‘ice’ and cocaine

Two people have been extradited from Queensland and charged following an 18-month investigation into an alleged attempted importation of six kilograms of methylamphetamine and cocaine into NSW.

Byron Bay NRMA to close March 31

According to owners, Warren and Dennise Simmons, NRMA does not consider the agency financially viable, with the increasing volumes of online sales and transactions.

A pawn in AUKUS

Xi’s defensive ‘ring of steel’ comment, aimed at his domestic audience, clearly suggests that the US is being characterised...

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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Draw your puss to win cat pack prizes

The reason cats take up so much of the collective internet space is because they are just so incredibly cute – we love them! But we don't always keep them inside when they should be.

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Working with Nature at the Living Lab

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