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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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Sue Higginson MLC: a woman on a mission

Local mother, grandmother, partner, activist, farmer, and lawyer, Sue Higginson, can now add NSW MLC Senator to her list of hyphenates.

Easy equation

In terms of the economy. Billions of dollars spent on armaments and the supporting structures, at the expense, the...

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.

Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

2022 Environmental Citizen of the Year Awards

Two local groups have been nominated for the he Environmental Citizen of the Year Awards, an initiative of The Australia Day Council of NSW in partnership with Return and Earn.

Corruption

Morrison is the loose unit with the economy! Here’s some excerpts from a long, long list of corruption by...

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, DAVE HOMCY

Born and raised in Florida, Dave Homcy moved to Hawaii to follow his passion for surf cinematography and photography. After twenty years in the film business, working on notable projects such as “Shelter”, “A Broke Down Melody”, and the TV show “Lost”, Dave continues to live the dream, travelling around the world with like-minded surfers, experiencing different cultures.

Dave is well known to Byron Bay International Film Festival, and friends in the local surf scene. A recent project, El Mar Mi Alma was made locally, with local Director Stephen Jones and Producer Tatiana Velasco from Lennox Head, and premiered here in 2011, his surf film Sliding Liberia won our Best Surf Film award at BBFF 2008, and he cut his teeth working alongside BBFF patron Paul Cox on Paul’s 1999 movie Molokai.


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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.