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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...

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Maggies Beach, Byron Main Beach, Hastings Point and Fingal Head and Dreamtime beaches came up trumps in the 2011 Northern Rivers Clean Beaches awards.

Maggies won the Overall Clean Beach Award and the Community Partnerships & Action Award; Byron took out the Friendly Beach Award; Fingal and Dreamtime grabbed the Young Legends Award; while Hastings won the Environmental Protection Award.

Organised by Keep Australia Beautiful NSW, the Clean Beaches Awards encourage and recognise coastal communities, local councils, volunteers and surf lifesaving clubs who protect this state’s beautiful coastline. Dune and habitat conservation, environmental education, anti-litter, waste management and visitor-friendly initiatives are among some of the projects that are awarded.

‘This year’s Clean Beaches Awards was extremely competitive due to the quality of the submissions, and the dedication of groups and individuals along the NSW coast. There are fantastic partnerships being formed between community groups, the SLSCs, local businesses and councils right along the coast, with the positive effects being evident at the winning beaches,’ said Peter McLean, chief executive officer, Keep Australia Beautiful NSW.


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