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Zionism, antisemitism, Israel

Thank you for the political comment from David Heilpern (July 3) – it was to the point and very...

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Missing Gage

Our Gage is still a missing person, after the car was found crashed into a tree on Koonyum Range...

Youth crime

Boring as I might seem on this subject, National service is the most applicable method of getting ‘youth crime’...

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant. 

Malibu Club raises $18k for local charities

A recent presentation night at the Byron Bowlo was held by the Byron Bay Malibu Club, where an impressive $18,000 was  donated to local charities. 

Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

Donations needed for pre-loved clothing charity sale

The annual pre-loved SHIFT clothing sale is on again August 3 and 4 at the Byron Bay Surf Club. 

Next week at the second annual Byron Bay Science Film & Talk Fest, Laura-Doe Harris, pleasure coach, and Alan Hainsworth, mental health nurse, discuss our misconceptions about sex and wellbeing. What is ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ and who says? What is the biology to our thoughts and intimacies? What are the taboos around sex over 50? And what is the impact on our community of the DSM-V (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the controversial American index of mental disorders?

Here is your chance to view some provocative films:

Still Doing It – the intimate lives of women over 65 (previewed above): director Deirdre Fishel takes an intimate look at the sexuality of women over 65, and this culture’s extreme ageism, through the lives of nine women age 65 to 87

abNormal: how do our suburban lifestyles threaten our sanity?

Madly Gifted: ‘seeing through the eyes of bipolar artists’

Friday September 21, 6pm, Southern Cross University room, upstairs at the Byron Bay Community Centre.

Hosted by Mary Gardner and the Nature Science Network with support by Women in Beauty

This is the second of four talks and films, incorporating SCINEMA 2012 and providing a platform for guest speakers (local and out of town) to reach local audiences. The final two events are:

Friday October 19: Listening & Hearing Worlds – 6pm;
Friday November 16: The Many Ways Creatures See It – 6pm.

More updates on Nature Science Network Facebook and website www.naturesciencenetwork.wordpress.com.


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