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Curtains up on Byron High’s debut musical

After many months of hard work and rehearsing, Byron Bay High School students and staff  are about to perform...

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Budding young musicians hit the stage at Byron Farmers Market

There will be a special appearance at Byron Farmers Market tomorrow morning! Along with the freshest locally-grown produce, the...

Murwillumbah Hospital celebrates 120 years

A community campaign for a hospital in Murwillumbah led, in 1899, to two committees and a Board of Trustees being formed, and the selection of a 15-acre site. The hospital itself opened in May 1904.

Editorial – Let’s learn about government housing!

With all the noise and fury over the lack of ‘affordable housing’, it might be useful to define what different types there are in Australia’s market-based housing system. 

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.

Supporting women’s mental health in Ballina

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety, and one in five women compared to one in eight men suffer from mental ill health or disorder.

Exciting live act

One of Australia’s hottest slide guitarists, Adam Hole is one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.

Magpie Emma Sculley launches a clearing kick at the Cavanbah oval last week.

Last week was the Indigenous round for the AFL and in the local women’s competition Byron Magpies took on the Lismore Swans.

The Byron side is having its first season together and in their fifth game of the year fought hard till full time. 

They defended against last year’s champions as best they could with special mentions for Emma Sculley and Ashleigh McKenna for their work in the back line.

The experience of the Swans got them a comfortable 43–9 win, but the Magpies never gave up.

Arakwal women Delta Kay and Rikkara McGuinness, as well as Wakka Wakka woman Belle Arnold performed dances paying respect to the elders past and present. 

The magpies are hoping to recruit a few more women to the team. Any enquiries please contact Emma on 0431279301.


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