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February 1, 2023

NRCG to present BAM Art Prize at Ballina

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$3 million for regional news outlets in NSW

The NSW government has announced a new $3 million fund to assist regional communities to have access to trusted news sources covering the stories that matter.

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Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park reopens

Just off the road between Alstonville and Ballina, the spectacular Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park has re-opened, bigger and better, after an injection of funding and lots of hard work from dedicated volunteers.

Ballina Shire Council Australia Day Ceremony

Ballina Shire Council is hosting an Australia Day ceremony at Lennox Head Cultural Centre, Park Lane, Lennox Head from 9am–11am.

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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What have they done to our Vinnies here in Mullum? They’ve killed it! It has reopened and it is...

NSW Greens commit to Truth and Treaty to mark 235 years since invasion

The Greens have announced their plans for Truth-telling, Treaty and dedicated seats in both houses of the NSW Parliament ahead of the 235th anniversary of British invasion in NSW. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Have your Perfect Say

Here in the Byron Shire our crisis is so famous it’s made international news. It’s been in the US Rolling Stone even. It’s been in documentaries. It’s been in The Guardian. It’s what we live with here – every day. We live in a community where there is nowhere to live and the whole world is watching what we do next, wondering if we will do what their super star tourist destinations did and regulate the housing market. People in places like Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Miami found out that tough regulations actually aren’t bad for business after all. That’s just property market profiteering propaganda.

Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina – supplied

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is partnering with Byron Arts Magazine to present the BAM Art Prize finalist exhibition in 2020. Entries to the prize are now open to all Australian artists, and close 20 September.

There is a first prize of $5,000 (non -acquisitive), plus a cover feature on Byron Arts Magazine.

The BAM Art Prize is designed to promote awareness of the arts locally by presenting a national art prize here in the Northern Rivers.

The 2020 Judges are Lennox Head-based freelance arts writer Sharne Wolff and Director of the Lismore Regional Gallery Brett Adlington.

The exhibition will be held at NRGC at Cherry Street in Ballina from 21 October to 13 December 2020.

More info at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery website and BAM.


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Oil spill on M1 near Byron, traffic backed up to Brunswick Heads exit

An accident on the M1 has brought southbound traffic to a standstill from the Brunswick Heads exit at Gulgan Road and Tweed Street.

Four arrested over alleged break-ins, trespass – Casino

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V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

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