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Self-defence explained

For those still confused, killing 38,000 unarmed civilians, a third of which were children, would not be self-defence, (however...

Other News

New Australian Marbles Champion

After a five-year hiatus the battle for the title of Australian Marbles Champion again took place as part of the Old & Gold Festival held in Brunswick Heads last Saturday.

Man dies following fatal crash – Yorklea, south of Casino

About 1am on Thursday emergency services responded to reports after a vehicle crashed into a tree.

Winter fest at Byron High, June 18

To celebrate the creative and artistic talents of students, Byron Bay High School is holding its annual Winter Arts Festival (a.k.a the WAF) showcase evening on Tuesday, June 18. 

Interschool Australian Surfing Championships launched on the Gold Coast last month

Palm Beach Currumbin State High School has taken home the overall School Winners trophy at the inaugural Australian Interschools Surfing Championships held at Miami on the Gold Coast last month.

Interview with Nicki Parrott

After three decades of touring and performing in the US, Europe and Japan, acclaimed jazz musician Nicki Parrott is making a triumphant return to her homeland, bringing with her a new album Feelin’ Groovy – that pays homage to the iconic sounds of the sixties and draws inspiration from the carefree lifestyle of her new home in the Byron Shire.

Youth suicide?

ABC News reporting on youth suicide in remote communities at an alarming rate? The Elders are using Aussie Rules...

Spaghetti Circus performing at Woodford.
Spaghetti Circus performing at Woodford.

Mullumbimby’s  Spaghetti Circus will be enjoying energy from the sun when their new solar panels are installed.

COREM (community-owned renewable energy for Mullumbimby) has raised $11,000 towards installing a 10 kW solar PV installation at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds.

‘We are very thankful to the community for support and generous donations, and to local Federal MP Justine Elliot and the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme grant of $5000,’ said Rob Passey, COREM Treasurer.

COREM, is working on several projects in its pursuit to support the transition of Mullumbimby and surrounding areas to run on renewable energy. They have partnered with Enova Community and Suncrowd to run a community solar and battery bulk buy program – where information events across the Northern Rivers make buying solar easy and reduce costs through bulk purchasing power.

To date COREM has installed solar PV systems at the Drill Hall (12kW), Mullumbimby Showgrounds (10 kW), Brunswick Valley Volunteer Rescue Organisation (5 kW) and the Brunswick Valley Historical Society Mullumbimby Museum (6 kW). Some savings from the reduced electricity bills at all these sites are returned to COREMs Revolving Community Energy Fund to keep installing more solar.

COREM says to save the date for Renew Fest, May 6 and 7 at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds.

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