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May 24, 2022

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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.

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Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

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If you’re heading off to the beach this week, don’t be surprised if you spot National Parks rangers, Marine Park staff and volunteers including the Byron Bird Buddies out and about in boats and on foot with binoculars.

Northern Rivers shorebirds will be in their sights as they take part in a state-wide survey of shorebirds.

The survey targets three key threatened species, the pied oystercatcher, beach stone-curlew and little terns, in order to get a snapshot of their abundance, according to National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Pest Management Officer, Lisa Wellman

The survey is part of the Fox Threat Abatement Plan and will provide important data on shorebird numbers and movements to assist with management.

‘The region is an important habitat for shorebirds and there are many challenges for conservation in managing an area of high population growth like this,’ Ms Wellman said.

‘This is the second year the survey has been undertaken. Last year’s survey found that the Northern Rivers Region had about one third of the state’s pied oystercatchers (102) and about half of the beach stone-curlews (9). Little terns were in comparatively small numbers, with only 27 adults found in the region, out of about 1400 across the state.’

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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

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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.