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Youth suicide?

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Cinema: The Way, My Way

This is the charming and captivating true story of a stubborn, self-centred Australian man who decides to walk the 800-kilometre-long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route through Spain.

Are you a thinking of running for council? Time for women to step up?

Council elections are coming on September 14 and there is a call for women to step up and stand...

Interview with Nicki Parrott

After three decades of touring and performing in the US, Europe and Japan, acclaimed jazz musician Nicki Parrott is making a triumphant return to her homeland, bringing with her a new album Feelin’ Groovy – that pays homage to the iconic sounds of the sixties and draws inspiration from the carefree lifestyle of her new home in the Byron Shire.

Mullum students off to parliament

During the April Easter school holidays, three Mullum High students represented the local electorates in the prestigious NSW Youth Parliament program camp.  

A deeper dive into plans to abandon Mullum’s local water supply

With Council seeking community input on its proposal to disconnect Mullumbimby’s local water source and instead be reliant on water supplied by Rous County Council, local Greens candidate and water engineer, Elia Hauge, has added her concerns around the lack of meaningful consultation and process.

Local runners impress at national championships

Byron Bay Runners are producing some of the best track runners in the country, with five of our senior squad athletes finishing in the top ten in their events at Athletics Australia’s recent national championships held in Adelaide, back in April.

The Dementia Guide.

Any person with dementia or family living with a loved one who has dementia, will know the challenge as well as the sadness that supporting that person can bring.

To help navigate this illness, Dementia Australia is proud to launch

a comprehensive resource to support people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Updated figures show, in 2020, the estimated number of Australians living with dementia has increased to 459,000. Without a medical breakthrough the number of Australians with dementia is expected to be more than one million by 2058.

In the electorates of Page and Richmond there are an estimated 8,817 people living with Dementia, which is expected to increase to 14,054 by 2058.

The Dementia Guide is relevant for people of all ages living with all forms of dementia and those impacted by dementia.

The guide provides information to assist everyone to learn about dementia, treatments, and available support and services.

The Dementia Guide is available to download for free online, or for readers to request a printed copy, at dementia.org.au/resources/the-dementia-guide.

People with a diagnosis of dementia, or concerns about their memory or a loved one, can also access support through the National Dementia Helpline – 1800 100 500.


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