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October 8, 2022

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It’s Ageism Awareness Day

It’s Ageism Awareness Day and the peak body for older Australians, the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, say we must all take action to address the scourge of ageism –  stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age.

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Using the future rail line

Our rail line in Byron Shire is strategically located within two regional transport corridors that intersect at Ewingsdale. There...

Flood-affected youth film screening tomorrow

Flickerfest and One Vision Productions have joined forces to facilitate a workshop and free film screening that has brought flood-affected youth together to tell their stories.

Eco Festival bringing Tweed residents together to get climate-ready

The Eco Festival, to be held in Murwillumbah, aims to bring Tweed residents together for a fun, free event with practical tips to help residents prepare to be climate-ready and environmentally friendly.

Bangalow Bowlo amalgamation

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Todd Woodbridge Cup to be held in Byron Bay

Tennis NSW, along with Byron Bay Tennis Club is hosting the regional qualification event of the Todd Woodbridge Cup...

Road access from Bilambil Heights to Tweed Heads via Scenic Drive restored

The significant washout of two sections of Scenic Drive during the devastating flood of February–March left the route inaccessible.

Hand selected by Australian University Sport as the highest achievers in their respective sporting fields, the High Flyers of the Australian Uniroos attended a body and mind camp held at Red Bull Australia HQ to assist with their preparation for the 27th Summer Universiade (World University Summer Games). The nine selected athletes hailed from nine different universities across the country, representing eight of the 27 sports held at the 27th Summer Universiade.

The line-up of guest speakers included world-renowned triathlete, Courtney Atkinson, who has been awarded Australian triathlete of the year four times. Courtney Atkinson on the advice he imparted to the High Flyers – ‘The main thing that I could convey to the High Flyers was that it doesn’t matter if you’re competing at home or on the biggest stage in the world, you’re just doing the same game or sport or race you do every day’, says Atkinson. ‘My message is to take it all in and cherish it; sport gives you amazing opportunities so enjoy it.’

Richard Bennett who has served as the Senior Psychologist at the New South Wales Institute of Sport ran a performance psychology session with the High Flyers. He was also joined by Dr Tristan Sharp who ran a strength and conditioning class and Dr Gary Slater who, among many things, is a consultant to the Australian Rugby Union who shared his knowledge on sports nutrition.

The High Flyers body and mind camp was a platform for these elite Australian university students to take in knowledge and advice from the seasoned speakers. The camp has placed them in the best position to produce the best possible results at the 27th Summer Universiade, in Kazan Russia, 6 to 17 July.


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Norco set for rebuild but what about other businesses?

While the community digests Tuesday’s news of Norco’s Lismore ice cream factory’s rebuild, Norco Chief Executive, Michael Hampson wants to stress the importance of the plight of all flood-affected Lismore businesses including small and medium size ventures.

Flood-affected youth film screening tomorrow

Flickerfest and One Vision Productions have joined forces to facilitate a workshop and free film screening that has brought flood-affected youth together to tell their stories.

Eco Festival bringing Tweed residents together to get climate-ready

The Eco Festival, to be held in Murwillumbah, aims to bring Tweed residents together for a fun, free event with practical tips to help residents prepare to be climate-ready and environmentally friendly.

More pieces added to New Italy’s history

Dr Pol Dalmau, will visit the New Italy Museum on Sunday to talk about the Spanish archives with information about the Italian families who settled in the town from 1882.