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May 29, 2022

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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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A woman on fire with nothing to lose

As a brand new MLC, Sue Higginson’s first week in the NSW Upper House has been huge but she says it’s a taste of things to come.

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.

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.

Get your art on this weekend

This weekend they are predicting not a lot of rain and even a possibility of sunshine with only a...

Flood resilience

A big thank you to Sonia Laverty and the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) for providing Monday’s meeting on flood...

NSW Upper House wants to hear about the floods

The NSW Upper House is inviting members of the community to speak at about their experiences in the February and March floods.

Comedian Ellen Briggs has a disarming honesty that is making her a favourite on the comedy circuit from the Gold Coast to Melbourne. This Mullumbimby mother uses her daily experience to inform her material, with her unique take on life being noticed by Comedy Channel to the Melbourne Comedy Festival through their RAW competition where she was a national finalist. Catch Ellen as she MCs Byron’s newest open mic comedy room – One Night Stand Up at Woody’s Surf Shack tonight. Ellen is joined by six new talented comedic aspirants! Starts at 8pm. Free.


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Reasons to be cheerful

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Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

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Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

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Progress at Ross Lane?

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