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The Art of Woman highlights the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival 

Friday evening saw a bountiful display of art at Lismore’s Serpentine Gallery celebrating the feminine and preluding the 2024 Lismore Women’s Festival. 

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Green Convoy

Michael Trevaskis (Letters, 8 February) might have enjoyed the extra three years of the miserable and mean Morrison government...

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

New board announced for Dirawong Reserve – no former members selected

A new community board has been appointed to oversee the management of the popular Dirawong Reserve at Evans Head.

Tamara Smith announces new Wollongbar preschool

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Early Learning Spokesperson, has welcomed an announcement from the NSW government to build a new public preschool adjacent to Wollongbar public school.

Plan for looming battery crisis

Industry-led voluntary schemes will fail to address the environmental risks arising from battery disposal, according to the Total Environment Centre, as they release a plan for urgent regulation to establish an effective, mandatory product stewardship scheme to safely collect and recycle all battery types in Australia.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

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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