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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Hi! These days everyone is talking about ‘connection’, but very often is seems more like a slogan than an actual end goal.

So what does ‘Connection’ really mean, and what does it look like in your own life? Or in your community? Or in the world at large?

In a world saturated with information, how do we find meaning that is relevant to us and make sense of  it all?

Are we small humans actually able to make a difference to the big picture? What are the major blockers to social change? And how difficult is it for comfortable people to affect change if that change makes them uncomfortable in the short term?

These are just some of the challenges facing ordinary humans on the brink of crisis.

While we struggle to negotiate change at a global level – how do we affect change locally?

Why is it that so many of us who would profess liberal humanitarian values would object if a homeless shelter was erected in our street?

While its all good to talk about change, what does it actually look like, and how do we make the jump across to new ways of thinking and of living?

Just what do the politics of social change actually look like – and does the revolution really happen from within?

Join me in conversation with three challenging and inspirational…and at times very Funny thinkers: Alan Clements, Helena Norberg Hodge and Mark Swivel.

Hope to see you there! [8pm, Saturday, 28 November, at Club Mullum, aka Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club), tix $10 at the door (opening at 7pm), with all funds raised going to the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre’s More than a Meal program]

Mandy Nolan


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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021