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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.


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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.


Walkers head off in last year’s walk. Register by Tuesday 2 April to make sure you don’t miss a place in the 2013 Ballina to Byron Bay Walk.

Registrations in the Ballina to Byron Bay Charity Walk for Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter are closing on Tuesday April 2.

Events coordinator with the Helicopter Kellie Pinkerton said registrations have passed the 1,000 mark and will be closed after Easter.

‘We expected a bigger field this year after the positive feedback from participants in the walk last year,’ Ms Pinkerton said.

‘However we didn’t expect to have over 1,000 people register in just seven weeks!’

Ms Pinkerton said the focus for participants now is on training and fundraising.

‘We have posted a training schedule on the event website and participants are welcome to follow the training tips prepared by our rescue crew member Tom Lee Lewes.’

Ms Pinkerton said anyone who won’t be walking on the day and wants to be part of the event can volunteer to help on the day.

‘Volunteers can help at the sign on, at checkpoints and the finish line,’ Ms Pinkerton said.

‘Volunteer hours are from three to five hours with positions available in Ballina, Lennox Head and Byron Bay.’

If you are interested in helping out you can download a volunteer form on the event website www.ballinatobyronbaywalk.com.au or contact Kellie at the Lismore Helibase on 6627 4444.


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