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May 30, 2024

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Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

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A huge celebration in Byron

Stone & Wood’s 10th instalment of the Festival of the Stone is a celebration of music, community and ancient brewing tradition, to welcome winter to Byron Bay on Saturday. Byron locals and visitors will gather to take in a major line-up of music, tantalising tastes and the annual unveiling of the 2024 batch of Stone Beer, while raising much-needed funds for local homeless hub, Fletcher Street Cottage.

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Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

After an hour's debate, Ballina Shire Council voted to adopt its own Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan at its last meeting.

Surf like a woman

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It was perfect spring weather for the Cape Byron Steiner Spring Fair.

With perfect spring weather on offer for the occasion, Cape Byron Steiner School recently held its annual Spring Fair.

The fair opened with an inspiring Welcome to Country from local Arakwal representative Nicolla Clark, then the Primary classes shared the Spring dances and songs that they had been learning throughout the term. This included the Maypole dance from Class 4 which is a tradition at the school along with dances from Greece, India, Israel and Western Europe.

The performances continued throughout the day with children singing in choral groups and string ensembles playing at the Amphitheatre stage.

High School students entertained all with their skill and talent culminating with a knockout set from local band Loose Content who had the audience calling out for more.

There was plenty of delicious food at the many stalls also games and craft activities for children and adults alike.

This was the first on-site Spring Fair for some time and there was a wonderful atmosphere as the school community welcomed visitors to join them in this celebration of Spring and creativity.


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