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March 8, 2021

Month of disability events

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Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

Other News

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

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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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

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Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

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