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January 29, 2023

Time to transition

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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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Bob Brown – an inspirational activist and leader

Bob Brown is a legend, an inspirational activist who has devoted his life to protecting and preserving our precious environment and defending human rights. He will be in our region soon...

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.

Big cheque for WardellCORE

This week, Wardell's Community Organised Resilience Effort was awarded $10,000 by Southern Cross Credit Union to start a community garden program.

For Tony Barry

The Drill Hall Theatre Company’s season of Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling is dedicated to the memory...

Lismore hospital works completed

The final stage of the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment is now complete, says the NSW Liberals and Nationals government.

Protecting remnant Gondwana species at Grandpa’s Scrub today

Community and experts are uniting this afternoon to protect what they say is remnant Gondwana species at Grandpa’s Scrub.

Geraldine Crumpton, Fernleigh

 I couldn’t agree more with Phillip Fraser’s article, that it really is time for Byron Shire to Save the World.

A lot of what he suggests is already happening all over the globe via the inspiring Transition Towns movement. 

Originally an idea created in the small town of Totnes in the UK in 2006, it has been growing successfully ever since and has now spread to thirty countries.

There are Transition Towns all over the world that are actively planning and striving to become sustainable and resilient so they can be better prepared to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is an exciting movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world.

So why aren’t we doing something like this?

In a Shire with so many smart, creative, talented and imaginative people, there is so much potential here to create an exciting new future for ourselves, and to be an inspiration to the rest of the world. And as Phillip rightly says ‘If not now, when? And if not us, who?’

If you’d like to know more about the exciting Transition Town movement, go to www.transitionnetwork.org.


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Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.