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Tweed residents outraged at destruction of koala habitat on Cobaki Creek

A 'legacy' floodplain development on the tidal estuary of Cobaki Creek, known to have recent koala sightings, was approved in 1996 and is now being cleared.

Other News

Women of song at The Con

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium (The Con), in association with Musica Viva Australia, is pleased to present a special event in its Concert Room on Friday 28 April – Women of Song.  This innovative new show developed by the acclaimed Jessie Lloyd of Mission Songs Project includes themes of intergenerational practices, singing on, and from, Country, commitment to community, and preserving knowledge in song. It’s an intimate celebration of the ‘here and now’ of Indigenous culture, a rare mix of spontaneous conversation and songs exploring the modern-day practice and living heart of the world’s oldest living culture.

Regulation essential

I would like to sincerely thank the nearly 6,000 people in our community who signed the ‘Byron Deserves Balance’...

$200k in grants available for local not-for-profits

The inGrained Foundation has announced a $200,000 funding pool for the 2023 Northern Rivers Large Grants Program, opening this April.

Buskers for Blues

The Bluesfest Busking Comp is a community engagement initiative, established 19 years ago by a group of dedicated, local musical souls – proudly executed by ACE, and fully supported and fostered by Peter Noble and the Bluesfest family.

Byron Shire has 200 road projects in waiting

The incoming NSW Labor government says it will spend billions on the state’s roads, but will some of the cash find its way to the hundreds of flood-ravaged roads in the Byron Shire?

Federal Drive landslip works to begin

More than a year after a major landslip tore through Federal Drive during the floods, major works to reconstruct the damaged section are finally set to commence.

A final reminder not to miss Flickerfest at Bangalow A&I Hall this weekend, starting with a grand launch party tonight.

Highlights across the shorts-packed weekend include Swimsuit 46 from Belgium, winner of the Special Jury prize at Cannes 2011, Sundance winner Brick Novax’s Diary and Steve from the UK, a humorous story of two neighbours, starring Colin Firth and Keira Knightly.

Alongside their inspiring and entertaining international programs Flickerfest will also present a Best Of Australian shorts selection, providing a platform that showcases our amazing Australian filmmaking talents. They include the hilarious Fish & Chips, a story about a young Pauline Hansen who goes on Chef Of The Universe to cook against Barry, Kim & Vlad; AACTA-nominated animation Nullarbor and the moving WA drama Crosshairs.

All of these remarkable films will be screening across the weekend together with the fourth annual iQ Byron All Shorts 2012 – Northern Rivers Short Film Competition Final.

A Season Pass is just $40/35 and session passes are anywhere from $12 to $20 depending on concession and the session. 20-22 January with tix at the door at Bangalow A&I Hall; or Mullum Bookstore (no BF), Barebones Bangalow (no BF), Byron Music (+BF), All Music & Vision +BF (Lismore and Ballina).

For more info on all films screening across the weekend and ticket prices please go to: www.iQ.org.au, phone 02 6684 5577 or email [email protected].

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