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March 31, 2023

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Is polluting a lake in a national park to support new housing ok?

From Byron Bay to Evans Head to Casino the questions about how we deal with what is politely termed ‘effluent’, and how that may or may not destroy our local environment, demand real and urgent answers.

Other News

Lismore Council wants you to have your say

Lismore City Council is inviting residents and members of the community to contribute to Your Say Lismore, an innovative online platform that creates a two-way conversation between the community and Council. 

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.

Bulga Forest logging ‘suspended’

The NSW Forestry Corporation has changed the status of a contentious area of Bulga Forest from ‘active’ to ‘suspended’.

We’re coming to cycle

Our small cycling group is headed your way (20-24 March) to experience the newly-opened Northern Rivers Rail Trail and...

The May Day 

Forget the first, 6 May is the day that Luna Wine Store welcomes 30 of Australia’s most exciting winemakers and natural wine importers to the region for the Full Moon Natural Wine Festival at the Eltham Hotel.

Monthly market

Congratulations to all concerned on the successful relaunch of the Byron market held on the first Sunday of the...

Put the finishing touches to your short film masterpieces!

Next Monday 12 December is the closing date for entries in the fourth annual Byron All Shorts film competition.

Films of all genres up to 30 minutes in length and from all age groups will be judged on their merit by the audience. Prize packages with a total value of $5,000 are up for grabs. These include the SCCU $500 cash prize, SAE short courses, Avid Media Composer, Gorilla Film production software, Manage Your Film software packages, In Your Face Productions’ four-hour shoot/edit package, Screenworks memberships, Italian At The Pacific dinners and more.

The finalists will screen at Bangalow A&I Hall on 21 January at 5pm.

Byron All Shorts finalists will see their films up on the big screen as part of the twenty-first Flickerfest International Short Film Festival. Australia’s only Academy-accredited short-film festival returns to our region for the fourteenth year in a row on 20–22 January.

Enter your short film for the chance to be screened with the freshest, cutting-edge shorts from this region, Australia and the world.

Byron All Shorts is presented by iQ Arts & Eco Inc. Visit www.iQ.org.au for info and entry forms. For further enquiries or to volunteer call 6684 5577.

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