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What a weekend! National Circus Fest sucess at Mullum

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The Bangalow CWA branch is way more than tea and scones. The branch has a strong commitment to the CWA of NSW’s call for urgent action on homelessness in regional areas.

In 2018 the branch took a motion to the State Conference seeking the policy of CWA of NSW: to campaign for specific housing options for older women faced with homelessness or a housing crisis. The motion was passed unanimously and is now CWA policy. The 2021 State-wide Awareness Week campaign calling for urgent action on social and affordable housing options in rural and regional NSW is owing, in part, to the work and advocacy of Bangalow CWA branch.

On a practical level, over the past six years the branch has donated significant funds to local services supporting people living in vulnerable housing circumstances. The branch financially assists SHIFT, Liberation Larder, One Roof Byron and the Winsome Hotel Soup Kitchen in Lismore on a regular monthly basis. We have also contributed to the newly formed Women’s Village Collective and the Fletcher Street Hub. These substantial funds, are all raised through the sale of members’ handmade goods and homemade treats (including scones).

If you would like to join the CWA of NSW, find a branch near you on cwaofnsw.org.au

Rebecca Dickson, Bangalow CWA


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Lismore at the HART of helping transport needs

It is challenging enough when you need to get around to medical appointments let alone if you don’t have access to transport. 

Road access from Bilambil Heights to Tweed Heads via Scenic Drive restored

The significant washout of two sections of Scenic Drive during the devastating flood of February–March left the route inaccessible.

$700,000 on offer to Northern Rivers charities

With the key focus areas of health, young people and social wellbeing Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has $700,000 available to not-for-profit and community groups.

Bluesfest offers Doobies as one and three day tickets go on sale?

Bluesfest has announced that The Doobie Brothers will be bringing their 50th Anniversary Tour to the festival stage on closing night of the 2023 festival weekend.