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March 4, 2021

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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

​Simi Genziuk and Alice Cadwell​  in the Big Top at  Mullumbimby Showground preparing for the Mullumbimby Circus Festival there this weekend. Photo Jeff ‘Life’s a Circus’ Dawson
​Circus artistes Simi Genziuk and Alice Cadwell​ enjoy some quiet time in the Big Top at Mullum Showground preparing for the Mullumbimby Circus Festival there this weekend. Photo Jeff ‘Life’s a Circus’ Dawson

Mullumbimby Showground has been brimming with acrobats and all things circus preparing for the annual Mullumbimby Circus Festival there this weekend.

Pre-festival training is in full swing at the site, with artists demonstsating their skills and teaching the next generation of Australian ciurcust greats.

For more info visit www.mullumcircusfest.com

(Photo Jeff ‘Life’s a Circus’ Dawson)


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