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May 24, 2022

Rally a ‘waste of money’

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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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Never again

It seems to me that the floods became a ‘never again’ moment in time for Lismore and to a...

A positive change for Bruns River

With the floods still on the mind of those impacted in the Shire’s north, a local charity and its partners have launched an interactive online map of the Brunswick River to raise awareness and hopefully bring it back to full health.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round. 

Coalition policy

It should be obvious to everyone by now that the Coalition’s insistence that ‘technology’ will drag us across the...

The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

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.

A spokesperson for Northern Rivers Guardians says the Coffs Harbour World Rally Championship is a proven waste of money.

Researchers from Southern Cross University found the only real beneficiaries of the Rally were Coffs Harbour accommodation providers.

The Rally is reported to have generated $460,000, far short of the $2 million the state government spends attracting and preparing for the event.

Guardians spokesperson Michael McNamara said Western Australia made the right decision in dropping the event.

‘Ministers over there were very concerned that in terms of a return per dollar invested, it was one of the worst returns the state ever saw,’ he told ABC radio this morning.

Australia’s first rally ran in Perth. It later ran in the Tweed to great protest and in 2009 was picked up by Coffs Harbour.


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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

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 band will be playing their...

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.