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April 19, 2024

Remembering and Healing – the Northern Rivers peace effort

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A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

Other News

Bruns Holistic Dental Centre closed

Longterm employee and senior dentist, Dr Roy Gamma, has described the closure of Brunswick Holistic Dental Centre (BHDC) as devastating.

Woodburn: ute hits, kills pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman walking in Woodburn died on Sunday morning when a teenager driving a ute crashed into her, police said.

Northern Rivers rugby league underway for 2024

Senior rugby league got off to a good start for the 2024 season with Byron Bay, Ballina and Mullumbimby teams picking up competition points.

Rural roads need a path to recovery

The recent and continuing rains have turned many of our roads into a sodden mud puddle and the NSW Farmers have renewed calls for real action on road infrastructure funding after continual damage on roads and bridges across the state.

Aid workers killed

I along with the Israeli and Jewish community in general mourn with the rest of the world for the...

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

Patron of Lismore’s peace group Jenny Dowell with Rev Christian Ford from St Andrew’s Church with RaH coordinator Sabina Baltruweit, opening wide the church doors for a multi-faith and multicultural peace gathering on April 24. Photo supplied.

The community of Lismore are invited to join events organised by the Remembering and Healing (RaH) group over the weekend encompassing ANZAC Day.

Representatives from the local Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist communities as well as community leaders from non-religious groups will attend the events held over two days.

On Saturday, the Eve of ANZAC Day, an event on the theme Celebrating our Diversity and our Commitment to Peace will see a gathering to remember war and to promote a violence-free future locally and globally.

The ANZAC Day event – Reflections Valuing Peace on ANZAC Day and Reflections on War and Possibilities for Peace – will be an opportunity to speak of experiences and reflections on ANZAC Day in a safe facilitated group. Guests are invited to share about the impact of war on us, our families and our community with an opportunity to visualise and join efforts to create a different world.

The Eve of ANZAC Day will be held on April 24, at Lismore Anglican Church (Zadoc St), 5pm, followed by refreshments in the church hall.

The ANZAC Day event facilitated by Simon Clough will be followed by refreshments (gold coin donation appreciated) at The Fountain Room at Lismore City Hall on Sunday April 25 from 11am until 12.30pm.


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