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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Rally demands action over Gaza

As the crisis in Gaza continues to escalate, a march through Byron’s streets last Saturday demanded immediate action from the Australian Labor government to stop the genocide and mass starvation of the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza.

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New attractions for Mullum2Bruns Paddle

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Service NSW Trailer. Photo Aslan Shand.

The floods in February and March are still having direct impacts on the lives of many people from not being able to get back into their homes because of damage to their houses to gaining access their homes. For others, it is just managing the aftermath of impacts that is overwhelming and they may need help with things like insurance. 

Flood information and assistance is available through Service NSW who is taking the Service NSW trailer to a range of locations around the Northern Rivers. No appointment is needed and you can drop in to find out what assistance may be available to you including grants and property assistance to rebuilding roads and driveways to helping you get back into your homes. If you are a primary producer they will also be able to provide information on where to go for government assistance.

Service NSW traler locations:

  • 6 July – South Golden Beach Community Centre
  • 7 July – River Street, New Brighton 
  • 8 July – Ocean Shores Shopping Centre
  • 11 July – John Oxley Drive, Chinderah Bay, Cinderah
  • 12 July – 124/126 Riverside Drive, Tumbulgum
  • 13 July – Uki School of Arts

Phone Service NSW on 13 77 88 or go to www.nsw.gov.au/disaster-recovery

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