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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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10 days of fab food

Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival returns for its second iteration and kicks off this Friday, running until Sunday, May 26 – and is there a lot to pack in.

Art of Change raises $40,000

The 'Art of Change' auction, held on Saturday night at the Byron School of Art in support of Mandy Nolan's campaign for the seat of Richmond, was a resounding success. The event attracted 150 people and raised an impressive $40,000 through the sale of donated artworks.

The Toad, the Whale and the Sun

Filmmaker and environmental activist Dean Jefferys will be hosting the world premiere of his epic feature documentary The Toad, the Whale and the Sun, at the Byron Community Centre on Friday, 31 May at 5pm and again at 8pm, with a panel discussion and Q+A after both screenings.

Lennox Head tree planting day success

This year celebrated the 19th year of the annual Lennox Head tree planting day along the iconic Lennox Headland that took place on May 10. 

Freemasonry looks to its future

Meet the Freemasonry Grand PooBah of Lodge Cavanbah in Byron Bay, Nick Towers.

Exploring the Burmese struggle in Byron, May 30

Rosemary and previously, her late husband, have been teaching, then quietly building clean water systems for villages and schools in the ‘dry region’ of Burma / Myanmar for years.

Echonetdaily understands a small fire has started as a result of a motor vehicle accident earlier this morning on Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah.

RFS have only sketchy details of the fire at this stage, which was reported just after 6.30 this morning.

A fire burning near Tabulam had to be brought under control with fire-fighting aircraft yesterday.

Another fire burning at Toonumbar National Park, about 8km south-east of Woodenbong, was brought under control by the National Parks and Wildlife Service yesterday.

A grass fire at the Gap Road rest area, on the Pacific Highway near Evans Head, and the Woodburn peat fire were both brought under control by the RFS on Saturday.

But by far the largest bushfire in the region, the Surveyors Creek fire between Grafton and Coffs Harbour, is still burning out of control in remote bushland. As of yesterday it had burnt out some 1100 hectares.

Another fire is burning in the Clarence Valley at Franklins Road, Halfway Creek.


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