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April 17, 2024

Month of disability events

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Man saved by Marine Rescue NSW after vessel capsized on Bruns Bar

A rapid response by Marine Rescue Brunswick volunteers has saved a man’s life after his 4.9 metre boat rolled on Brunswick Bar this morning.

Other News

Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...

Highway crash heading north from Byron

A crash on the Pacific Motorway heading north from the Byron Shire on Monday morning reduced traffic to a single lane around 11am.

Aid workers killed

I along with the Israeli and Jewish community in general mourn with the rest of the world for the...

Third village for Alstonville Plateau?

A proposal to assess the viability of a third village on the Alstonville Plateau was discussed at Ballina Shire Council's last meeting.

Woodburn: ute hits, kills pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman walking in Woodburn died on Sunday morning when a teenager driving a ute crashed into her, police said.

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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