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May 11, 2021

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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Other News

Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news, like, this afternoon (April 20), that 370+ kilos of tuna...

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

EnviTE Employment will expand its Jobs Services Australia (JSA) employment service into the Ballina and Byron shires in July. EnviTE Employment is a member of the Job Futures national network of employment and community services providers.

EnviTE general manager Meg Nichols said EnviTE Employment has been delivering ‘4-star rated’ youth specialist services in Lismore, Casino and the surrounding districts of the Richmond Employment Services Area (ESA) for the past three years.

‘The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations advised us that our tender to expand this service into the Ballina and Byron shires was successful. We will open offices in Ballina, Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads with outreach services also provided to Mullumbimby.’

The service will be free to all job seekers and employers in the region.

Ms Nichols said it was not the first time EnviTE Employment had operated in the Ballina and Byron shires area. ‘EnviTE has provided employment services on the north coast for almost 20 years.

‘EnviTE was established in 1993 and has built a strong reputation for quality provision of environmentally-focused employment and training programs such as Green Corps, Work for the Dole, National Green Jobs Corp and Job Placement Services.

‘We have also established strong relationships with local community organisations and employers.

‘These relationships and our understanding of the Ballina-Byron labour market will be crucial to our success in helping locals find and keep jobs.’

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