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Kinship Festival returns Saturday 25 May to Murwillumbah

The Kinship Festival – a free North Coast cultural festival led by First Nations people – will be held in Knox Park, Murwillumbah on Saturday, 25 May.

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Rally in Byron against Gaza war

Locals are being called to join in a rally at Byron Bay this Saturday at 2pm calling on the Australian government to take action against the deaths of Palestinians in the invasion of Gaza by Israel. 

Stone & Wood wins at Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood Brewing are proud to announce a big win at the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards held last night, with the brewery’s Big Pale Ale taking home the title of Champion Australian Beer. Big Pale Ale also took out the Best Australian Pale Ale category.

Is Kyogle Council misrepresenting changes to Private Native Forestry approvals?

The Kyogle Environment Group has challenged Kyogle Council’s presumption thatapplying for a Private Native Forestryplan from both Local Land Services and Council ‘essentially duplicates the assessment’.

Local Labor MP supports Future Gas Strategy

Climate research scientist, Joelle Gergis, has joined other scientists, academics, think tanks and economists in condemning federal Labor’s Future Gas Strategy, which was released last week.

Dance for Brazil

The Mahico and Aruanda crews are joining hands to invite the entire community to be a part of Dance for Brazil – a day to flood Brazil with support, this Sunday in Byron Bay.

Police appeal again to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are again appealing for public assistance to locate Gage Wilson, a man missing from Mullumbimby, since Saturday, 18 May.

For assisting a gull who was tangled in fishing line and dangling over the Brunswick Heads footbridge, fire officer Trudy Ashworth from Fire & Rescue NSW at Brunswick Heads will receive a Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia.

The gull’s legs and wings were tangled in discarded fishing line and he was screeching in distress.

A passing pedestrian raised the alarm, and fire officer Ashworth climbed to his rescue.

She and her colleagues spent several minutes untangling the bird’s legs and wings. No worse for his ordeal, he flew off once the lines were removed.

For these efforts, fire officer Ashworth will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.

The compassion and heroism shown by members of Fire & Rescue NSW are truly an inspiration.

Northern Rivers residents are very fortunate to have emergency-service personnel who are ready to protect and serve both residents and local wildlife.

For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.au.

 Jason Baker, PETA Australia director of campaigns

 


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