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December 2, 2021


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Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

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Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Serious assault charges – Coffs Harbour

NSW Police say that four men will face court today charged following an alleged serious assault of a man on the state’s mid-north coast over the weekend.

Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

Why not both

The tender for the first section of the Rail Trail starting from Murwillumbah indicates that it is not more...

Assistance in choosing the right team for mayor

Some advice from two wise elders: Many years ago my grandpa gave me some advice on punting, which seems...

Easter Trivia

Looking for something to do in Mullum over Easter? Come to the Golf Club on Saturday night for the annual Easter Trivia Night. Hosted by Ellen Briggs with proceeds going to local golfer Liam Reynolds, get a team together or come and join one. $20 includes dinner from the Indonesian restaurant and a great night of fun and prizes. 6pm for dinner, Trivia starts at 7.30. Call 6684 2273 to book.

Beauty Mate

Australian turned international ballet star Steven McRae stars in the latest offering from Palace Cinemas’ opera ballet program, the Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty. Good triumphs over evil in this gorgeously glittering fairytale as the beautiful Princess Aurora, danced by Royal Ballet principal Sarah Lamb, is awakened by the handsome Prince Florimund, danced by Royal Ballet Principal McRae on the iconic Covent Garden stage. Combining all the charm and virtuosity that this much-loved classic ballet has to offer, this world of magic, romance and dark enchantment screens at Palace Byron Bay on Sunday at 1pm and Wednesday April 23 at 11am.

Pop-Up Kate

Kate Ford is a visual artist who works in many media alongside her main passion, handmade paper, from painting to printmaking and artist books. She has exhibited widely in Australia. She graduated from the Canberra School of Arts with honours, has a Diploma of Education, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and recently completed a Graduate Certificate of Arts Management from the University of New England. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding environment, Ford’s work uses a variety of techniques to translate what she observes. She has her work on show in a pop-up shop on the corner of Fletcher and Lawson streets in Byron over Easter, 10am–6pm daily. Pop in for look-see!

Art for the Imagination

Catch the latest show at Retrospect Gallery in Byron The Imaginarium. An emporium of magic and mystery created by five diverse artists working with photography, oil paint, pencil, gouache, glitter and acrylics to manifest their spellbinding unique works. Open daily over Easter.

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Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons River peaking overnight and the...

Lismore saw one new case of COVID-19

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Lismore in the 24 hours to 8pm 30 November.

Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about four months ago. We were...