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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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Lismore flood

I walked around the Lismore CBD and whenever I came to a crossing, an oncoming car would stop gently...

Recalcitrant dogs

I could be a lot richer collecting $1 from all those who have told me to ‘get f****ed’ with...

Temporary Protection Visas

As part of their pre-election strategy, Ballina Region for Refugees (BR4R) has been working to raise awareness of the...

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.

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Independent Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones lives in Cudgen, owns a small business and is running as an Independent for the federal seat of Richmond.

Get me a DA

In response to the recent flood meeting held at the Ocean Shores Country Club on Tuesday 10 May, a...

On the same day the shortsighted federal government policy to remove the subsidy for solar hot water systems was announced, three local environment groups banded together to illuminate the Fingal Head lighthouse – from the outside.

The mirrors reflecting onto the lighthouse yesterday represent the massive and unharnessed power of the sun in our part of the world.

Three community groups have joined together to form the Tweed Renewables Alliance to campaign for Big Solar: TweedCAN, the Caldera Environment Centre and the Northern Rivers Guardians. The event to marks the start of the Big Solar Poll, the first activity the Alliance is coordinating in the region.

The Alliance members believe that new solar technologies – including solar thermal systems that store energy overnight – can now be used to run power stations big enough to replace outmoded coal- and gas-fired plants.

They are conducting a poll of local residents to garner support for the idea and will present the results to Richmond MP Justine Elliot in May.

You can sign up to support the poll at www.100percent.org.au/bigsolar.


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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.