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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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Election 2022

As we edge closer to the federal election, Australia, like most advanced middle-ranking economies is facing some headwind challenges...

Who is candidate Terry Sharples?

Tweed-based Richmond candidate for the May 21 election, Terry Sharples, has described himself as a ‘True Independent’, yet there is little online information regarding his platform, funding and professional background.

Gameau’s Regenerating Australia screens May 20

Regenerating Australia, by Damon Gameau, is a short film that looks back at the next ten years from the eve of 2029 and recounts all of the actions we have taken on climate change and ecological degradation.

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single...

It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Australia says volleys are the backbone of the country in times of crisis and emergency.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 18 May, 2022

Brilliant entertainment always in the Byron Shire

Around Australia the annual Harmony Day festival for everyone to celebrate cultural diversity is held on 21 March. Everywhere, that is, except in Byron Shire where it will be celebrated this coming Saturday in the Byron Community Centre.

One thing about coming last is that it enables you to stand out from the crowd – and we’re confident last won’t be least.

Sponsored by the Byron Council and NRCF, the celebration begins at 11am with international foods; free children’s activities including flamenco, banner-making, face-painting and interactive storytelling; courtyard music; and stalls. At 2pm the festival continues with a Grand Concert showcasing Indigenous welcome, El Bari flamenco troupe, Belladonna’s Bollywood belly-dancing troupe, Balinese gamelan, Passion Flamenca, Barefoot Gypsies tribal belly-dancing troupe, Kobya Mozambique-roots, Pasando with Yolanda and friends, Hawaiian dance with Lilith, and a variety of photographic displays by Nicole Lewis and Ayesha. Only $10/$5, children under 12 years free. Phone 6685 8904 for more details.


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