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May 8, 2021

Time to stop and pink

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Other News

Wanted: Bangalow and Byron ‘Induzzy’ reps for town projects

Residents of Bangalow and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate are invited to apply for positions on the Byron Shire Council’s Place Planning Collective

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

Rous County Dam

Jo Faith, Newtown Strong objections to the proposed development of this dam have been articulated by the Indigenous Heritage First...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

In the Far North Coast around 213 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

As a loyal Cancer Council Pink Ribbon supporter, Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell, will ‘Stop & Pink’ by forming part of the ‘human pink ribbon’ in October.

Cancer Council community relations coordinator, Emily Pettitt is urging individuals to follow Dowell’s lead and Stop & Pink how and when they like in October.

‘By getting together and hosting a Pink Ribbon Fundraiser, people can help raise funds for vital research, prevention programs and support services projects which will make a real impact to women in our community facing breast cancer,’ she said.

For more information or to support Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon, visit http://www.pinkribbonday.com.au/

Cancer Council’s community partnerships co-ordinator, Kellie Pinkerton, Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell and local supporters of Pink Ribbon Day launch the event in Alstonville this week. Photo Jeff ‘In the Pink’ Dawson


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  1. Would it not be more fruitful to PREVENT breast cancer and find the CAUSE rather then try and fix the problem? As short as 30 years ago, it was extremely rare. Why the sudden increase? especially in young women, but it will be good for the bottom line of the sickness industry and, therefore, the GDP.


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