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June 24, 2024

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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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A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

Byron Open Mic at Yulli’s

Byron’s newest Open Mic afternoon is on every Sunday at Yulli’s on Carlyle St.  Yulli’s want to welcome all acoustic musicians and singer/songwriters to come on down and showcase their talent.

Clarence at Wallum

Clarence Property like to accentuate their green credentials, however they are pressing ahead with their housing development on the...

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.

Volunteer groups get funding

Fourteen projects led by volunteer groups have been awarded $300,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program, says local Greens MP, Tamara Smith.

Spanish Film Festival

It’s fiesta time as the 2024 HSBC Spanish Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas, prepares to set screens alight with a superb selection of the finest new films from Spain and Latin America. The festival’s largest lineup to date opens nationally in June at Palace Cinemas.

Paul & Wendy Greenfield, Sawtell

Congratulations to councillors on the proactive decision to continue with the clothing-optional (CO) area at Tyagarah Beach and for the trial period with lifeguards. We found this section of beach is welcoming and pleasant during our first visit for a long time over the weekend.

Couples and singles were using the CO status along with those who did not wish to be swimwear free. Both groups used the flagged area side by side, mixing, swimming, body surfing and communicating.

The media regularly remind us of the spate of drownings on our beaches, so to have a flagged area, being policed under the watchful eyes of the trained lifeguards, is extremely proactive. We believe with the correct mix of authority and safety, Tyagarah Beach will only continue to encourage singles, couples, and families on both sides of the fence, to use this section of beach, and in harmony.

We’re aware of the undesirable elements that previously branded this section of beach; however, with the various authorities coming together to provide a safe and respectful environment, there’s a marked improvement in the experience of going to Tyagarah Beach.

We are grey nomads, and we pass through here regularly with Mullumbimby as our base. Although we do not contribute to rates we pay caravan park fees, use local supermarkets, purchase fuel, visit doctors, chemists, hotels, restaurants, and various other utilities.


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