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January 29, 2023

Fundraiser for EB at the Beachy

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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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For Tony Barry

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

Ballina community legends to be recognised

This Thursday, Ballina will recognise members of the local community who have stepped up in the last twelve months, with the Australia Day Awards.

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.

Interested in starting a business along the Tweed rail trail?

People interested in starting a business along the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail can now register their interest in joining the Rail Trail Partner Program.

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.

Kim Cheshire brings home a Golden Guitar

At a country star-studded event on Saturday evening in Tamworth, local artist Kim Cheshire ascended the stairs of the  Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre to take the Golden Guitar for Alt Country Album of the Year – Looks Like Heaven.

At any given moment around 500,000 people, mostly children, live with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) a group of rare medical conditions that result in easy blistering of the skin and mucous membranes.

EB Research Partnership Australia (EBRPA) are a not-for-profit charity organisation based in Melbourne dedicated to raising funds and awareness of this life-threatening and debilitating disease.

This Saturday, April 10, EBRPA we will be holding their annual ‘Come Say Hi’ fundraising event at the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay which will be hosted by Karl Stefanovic.

EBRPA are hoping to engage local patrons with this event, raising much awareness and funds, and accommodate many interstate supporters of the charity also. It’s going to be a fun event!

Like many other charities, businesses and individuals, the last 12 months has had an enormous impact on EBRPA – the ‘Come Say Hi event will be the group’s first Charity Fundraising event as we bounce back from Covid-19.

For more information about EB visit: ebresearch.org.au.


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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.