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Murwillumbah Hospital celebrates 120 years

A community campaign for a hospital in Murwillumbah led, in 1899, to two committees and a Board of Trustees being formed, and the selection of a 15-acre site. The hospital itself opened in May 1904.

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Byron business perspectives in a tough winter 

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Mullet fishers destroy dunes and native plants at Gawandii Beach, Shaws Bay

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Youth Activities Centre holds Friend Raiser, June 20Youth Activities Centre holds Friend Raiser, June 20

Live music, a flea market, food, an art sale and a non-alcoholic bar will all be part of a free event, to be held at Byron’s Youth Activities Centre (YAC), on Thursday, June 20, from 4pm to 8pm.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: PFAS-ed Off

Whenever a cloudy day hits Mullumbimby we all know it’s only a matter of time before someone’s on a community Facebook group warning people about chemtrails. I’ve sat in a Meet the Candidates and heard an audience member ask an MP what they are going to do about chemtrails and watched them squirm.

Wilsons Creek Public School scoops NSW Landcare award

Wilsons Creek Public School was honoured with the Woolworths Junior Landcare Award on June 3 at the NSW Landcare Awards.

Some of the twenty Rainbow Dragons with their trophy from recent Currumbin racing. Photo Brooke Harris.

Lennox Head’s Rainbow Dragons have picked up second place in the women’s 20s team race at the recent Currumbin Dragon Boat Regatta, on the Gold Coast.

The regatta saw racing over 500 metres in women’s, mixed and open classes for small (10 people) and standard (20 people) crews.

Head coach Mary David said, ‘The racing against the Gold Coast Clubs is always strong and we can benchmark ourselves against younger teams.’

This year Rainbow Dragon crews achieved consistent firsts and seconds in their heats but the younger teams out-timed Rainbow Dragons for the finals. ‘Competitors complimented the club for maintaining their power for the entire 500 metres,’ said Mary David.

The event was an important hit-out before the national Coast to Coast Dragon Boat Festival on the Sunshine Coast (7-9 May), just three weeks away. This will be the first dragon boat national event after 2020 cancellations due to COVID.

42 Rainbow Dragon crew members have signed up for the three day festival, which includes racing over four distances, two boat sizes and four classes, including breast cancer survivors.

Lennox Rainbow Dragon coaches say they’re fired-up because they believe the club is fielding their strongest national team ever.


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