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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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NSW gov’t opens Tweed Valley Hospital

The NSW government is to officially open the $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital today after the transferral of patients to the new facility last week.

Garry Simes racks up 25 finishes at Australia’s oldest ironman triathlon

Ballina Triathlon Club member Garry Simes has achieved the milestone of finishing the Port Macquarie Ironman Australia race, one...

Posters gone

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Legal system fails to keep kids safe

Fifteen years ago, Karen Bell’s three children – Bon 18 months, Maddie 5, and Jack 7, were found with their dead father Gary Bell in a vehicle at Perico – a collapsed hippy colony on the NSW far south coast.

Getting groovy with Ino

Originally from NZ, Ino Pio is proud to have called the Northern Rivers home for the last decade. When visiting Byron Bay or Ballina you will be sure to see him playing around town.

Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

An anti-Adani action at a Commonwealth Bank branch in Sydney. Photo New Matilda/Jeff Tan
An anti-Adani action at a Commonwealth Bank branch in Sydney. Photo New Matilda/Jeff Tan

As part of a fortnight of global actions against dirty energy, concerned Byron Shire residents will meet at Railway Park’s rotunda at noon on Thursday, March 23, before walking down to the Commonwealth Bank to ask them to stop funding new or expanding coal mines. 

Co-organiser Emma Briggs says, ‘Since the Paris Climate Change agreement was signed in December 2015, Commbank has loaned more money to fossil-fuel projects than any other Australian bank.

‘They still have a relationship with [foreign miner] Adani, through their QLD Abbot Point refinancing deal’.

She says research by Market Forces claims, ‘in the past year, they invested $3.886 billion in this old technology, which could have been used to finance clean energy instead.’

For more information visit the Break Free Byron Bay Facebook page.


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