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NSW Labor candidate announced for Ballina

Andrew Broadley has been named the NSW Labor candidate for Ballina for the March 2023 election.

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Global Ripple Op Shop in Byron destroyed by fire

The much-loved Global Ripple Op Shop in the Byron Arts & Industrial Estate has suffered major damage in a fire that also struck Byron Bay taxis and the Suby pop up cafe.

Besmirching Julian Assange

In reply to John Donnellan’s latest shrill attempt to besmirch Julian Assange’s character, it is important to highlight that...

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

Incredible screenings at Bangalow Film Festival

Bangalow Film Festival adds more incredible films to the 2023 program and, with a stack of special screenings still...

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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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Varroa mite Red Zone expansion

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Tyalgum ready to celebrate the festive season

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Take action against 15 months jail for climate protester

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Agritourism policy forced upon LGAs

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