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Rebuild of flooded school campus in North Lismore unlikely

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 June, 2022

The Nimbin Art Fair is on again after many postponements owing to covid and the floods. Hosted by Nimbin Artists Gallery, a not-for-profit organisation supporting local creatives, the Fair allows you to see the whole gamut of creative art from the vibrant arts community that is Nimbin and its surrounds.

Tweed Council to sponsor community events

With disasters like fires, floods and pandemics, still smouldering in our recent memory, Tweed Shire Council wants to know if you have an event that will help the Tweed community reconnect and celebrate after tough times?

Get booked, from July 1

The annual Byron Shire Book Fair is finally going ahead from Friday July 1 to Sunday July 3 from 9am to 4pm at the Byron Bay Surf Club.

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The state government has declared ten local government areas (LGAs) natural disaster areas following the trail of destruction left by ex-cyclone Oswald as it bulldozed its way down the coast on the weekend.

Premier Barry O’Farrell toured the region yesterday, flying over the worst hit areas in the Clarence Valley and touring the town of Grafton.

Subsequently the LGAs of Ballina, Bellingen, Byron, Coffs, Clarence, Kyogle, Lismore, Nambucca, Richmond Valley and Tweed were all declared natural disaster areas.

Grafton dodged a bullet when the Clarence River topped out at 8m, just below the level of the town’s levee, the highest peak ever recorded. Last-minute sandbagging at some parts of the levee saved the town from inundation.

Despite scientific argument that global warming is contributing to the spate of extreme weather events experienced recently, Mr O’Farrell appeared to deny any connection in a radio interview yesterday.

He told Richard Glover’s ABC Sydney Drive program: ‘the fact is we have lived with fires, floods and storms in this country as long as Europeans have been here. Our Indigenous communities lived with them before that… These things come and go.’


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks to Bazza O’Farrell and his mates for the OK from our lords and masters to ignore 98% of the scientific community and carry on with our greenhouse emissions regardless because the Aborigines put up with floods and fire (obviously he there to record the levels and frequency of these events). What a joke! And HE is the Premier! God help us!

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