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Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

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Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

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Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

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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Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

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