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Tweed council adopts Jack Evans Boat Harbour plan

The Tweed Shire Council has announced that they have adopted the Plan of Management for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct.

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Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

Local start-up brings you breakfast in bed

Breakfast is now a whole lot more luxurious with the recent launch of Le Petit Brekkie in the Byron Shire. Changing how we enjoy breakfast, Emma and Kevin, the team behind the business, curate fresh, locally sourced breakfast boxes to be delivered directly to their clients’ doors. With the tagline ‘breakfast in bed, delivered’, Le Petit Brekkie hopes to make the indulgence of a lazy lie-in even more tempting.

Byron and Ballina secure funds from Coastal and Estuary Grants

A coastal hazard assessment study and a coastal management program will be funded as the NSW Government announces over $100,000 for Byron and Ballina Shire Councils under the 2020-21 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program.

Eungella: Alleged domestic-related stabbing suspect charged with attempted murder

Police say a man will face court today charged with attempted murder following an alleged domestic-related stabbing earlier this year.

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Orange Sky provides regular shower and laundry services free of charge to homeless and disadvantaged people around Australia, and has been selected to receive profits from the upcoming Backyard Invitational Gold Coast via the Northern Rivers-based not-for-profit, the inGrained Foundation. 

Following the inaugural event in Brisbane late last year, Stone & Wood’s Backyard Invitational Gold Coast invites the community alongside 22 independent breweries, distillers, and providores to a day of tastings, live music, and food trucks, to help raise funds for the inGrained Foundation to direct to a local charity. 

Held at the Surfstitch Warehouse in Burleigh Waters, Stone & Wood’s Backyard Invitational Gold Coast invites over 20 independent breweries, distilleries, and a local kombucha to share their products and connect with drinkers, with intimate tasting stands, industry talks, and masterclasses. 

Masterclasses*: craft beer fans will learn how to ferment native ingredients in beer as part of the upcoming Backyard Invitational masterclasses, hosted by craft beer writer and podcaster Luke Robertson from Ale of a Time. Luke will demonstrate using native ingredients and talk about how honey and fruits are used in beer and spirits, leaving attendees with a take-home sample. The following two masterclasses will feature speakers from the attending breweries and distilleries, who’ll together discuss sour beers and dark beers and their current popularity.

Complementing the beer, gin and kombucha tastings will be food truck Pequeña Cocina and JR Smokehouse, plus live vinyl DJ sets from Huggy Per and Acid Joe. Tickets to the Backyard Invitational Gold Coast include entry to the festival, all beer, access to talks and masterclasses, a take-home beer cup, and a $5 food truck voucher. 

*note session times updated 15 August:Due to the unprecedented popularity of the day session (12.00pm – 3.30pm), we’ve decided to merge both sessions into a single extended session from 2.00pm – 6.30pm.  This single session brings no changes to the original schedule: punters will enjoy the same masterclasses, beers, live music and food trucks in what is now a 4.5-hour session (an extra 1.5 hours). Masterclasses will now run from 3.00pm – 6.00pm. If people can’t make it, they’re entitled to a refund through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/stone-wood-backyard-invitational-gold-coast-tickets-64272262066

For more information on the craft beer Backyard Invitational Gold Coast, visit stoneandwood.com.au

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