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Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

Rotary Downunder Baton handed over at Byron Bay

The Rotary Club of Byron Bay recently took the Rotary Downunder Baton to the most easterly point of Australia as part of its national journey. As well as being the national celebration of one hundred years of service by Rotary in Australia, the theme for the centenary is 'Rotary says no to domestic violence'.

Byron and Ballina secure funds from Coastal and Estuary Grants

A coastal hazard assessment study and a coastal management program will be funded as the NSW Government announces over $100,000 for Byron and Ballina Shire Councils under the 2020-21 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program.

Essential businesses recognised

A sticker initiative, to say ‘Thank you’ and support local retailers’ doing it tough is adorning Mullum shops, owing in part to efforts by resident Angela Bambach.

Despite the federal government dodging the difficult environmental decisions, Murwillumbah families found time to smile as the Caldera Environment Centre (CEC) celebrated World Environment Day at Knox Park on Sunday.

Live music, food, acrobats and the locally grown Hoopla Circus kept the kids amused while talks on how to wipe out those hefty electricity bills and tips on how to grow a bumper crop got adults enthused.

There was also a host of environmental and sustainable business stalls, including Tweed Landcare, Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers, Tweed Climate Action Now, Solar Tek, Sunbeam Solar, Solar Trailers, Birdlife Northern Rivers, Northern Rivers Guardians and Farmer’s Choice Organics.”


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