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Byron Shire
April 14, 2021

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SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

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Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.

Kingscliff RPA bringing it all back home

One of the Tweed Shire’s oldest residents’ associations is celebrating a long-awaited return to the Kingscliff Community Hall.

Where announcements masquerade as action

The great secret about government in Australia is this: no-one wants to know about government in Australia.

Waking up with a sick feeling in my gut

Horst Tietze, Mullumbimby Thank you to Mandy Nolan for publishing her courageous account of growing up as a young woman...

The return of the prodigal son

Gallery DownTown, the annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery, is presenting a new exhibition by regional artists.

Essential businesses recognised

A sticker initiative, to say ‘Thank you’ and support local retailers’ doing it tough is adorning Mullum shops, owing in part to efforts by resident Angela Bambach.

Anne Coombs, Brunswick Heads

We all know the damage that heavy rain can wreak on our roads – Byron Shire residents are accustomed to potholes. But for two years a busy lane in the middle of Brunswick Heads has been impassable every time it rains.

Slessor Lane has the public school at one end and the IGA supermarket at the other, so it is a busy pedestrian lane. It is also used by heavy trucks making deliveries to the supermarket.

The problem began three years ago with some kerb and guttering associated with a development at one end of the lane. It blocked the ditches that drain the lane. Voila! Flooding and potholes.

Parents with strollers often walked their kids to school down the lane. But now it is so potholed it cannot be safely traversed even when it is dry.

When it rains, author Susan Varga, who lives there and uses a walker to get about, is trapped in her home. When I tried to report the problem to the council? The online report site was down.


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Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

The return of the prodigal son

Gallery DownTown, the annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery, is presenting a new exhibition by regional artists.

Rotary Downunder Baton handed over at Byron Bay

The Rotary Club of Byron Bay recently took the Rotary Downunder Baton to the most easterly point of Australia as part of its national journey. As well as being the national celebration of one hundred years of service by Rotary in Australia, the theme for the centenary is 'Rotary says no to domestic violence'.

Interview with Jean Kittson

Comedian, writer, and social commentator Jean Kittson has the ability to distil complex ideas into commonsense. Jean is one of the national treasures in conversation with Mandy Nolan and Fiona O’Loughlin at No Eggs for Breakfast, a comedic chat themed around life beyond fertility! It seemed remiss not to ask Ms Kittson on her take on the debacle that is federal politics and gender equity.