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September 29, 2022

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It is a weekend of excitement, fun and laughter for everyone at the National Circus Festival

It truly is like stepping into another world as you enter The Famous Spiegeltent which is here for the National Circus Festival that is taking place this weekend in Mullumbimby before it once again heads off around the world.

Other News

Young people rally for a climate-positive budget

On Sunday hundreds of young people took part in a rally in Brisbane with a clear message for Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers: protect our future by ensuring no new funding for fossil fuels in the October budget update.

Plastic recycling to be turbocharged in NSW

The NSW Government says more plastic will be recycled and turned into new products across the state, thanks to $9 million in funding to support businesses transform their operations and access the latest plastic recycling technology.

Lots happening at Lismore Regional Gallery

Holiday break workshops for young people, temporary public art and cultural landscaping are some of the arty attractions coming to Lismore and beyond in the near future.

Lismore activist who blocked Sydney traffic has charges dismissed

This morning, twenty-two year old climate activist Mali Cooper faced court in Lismore, after blocking the entrance to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel during peak hour traffic in June, to protest inaction on the climate emergency.

Lord Ability collided with other dogs at the first turn and fell

The latest death of a young greyhound at Grafton yesterday has sparked calls for an independent review of Australia’s new and rebuilt taxpayer-funded racetracks.

Meet Byron’s surf champ, Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart

While Byron attracts surfers of amazing skill, there have only been a few world champions. 

Thank you to Mandy Nolan for her wonderful article on the Country Women’s Association (CWA). Her personal experience of CWA’s support would be a story familiar to many, many women and their families throughout the State. 

CWA members tend to go about their work quietly but support the community in a multitude of ways. We provide friendship and a voice for women. For Bangalow CWA, the baking and craft sold in our rooms allow us to contribute both significant funds to disasters and local groups supporting those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, eg SHIFT, Liberation Larder, One Roof Byron and also to smaller causes and needs within our local community such as an annual school scholarship and the Bangalow Show.

Local CWA branches use their collective voice to lobby for issues of particular importance to this region such as homelessness, ceasing offensive slogans on Wicked vans, support for the Uluru Statement and improved regional health care services. Yes, Mandy, ‘there is mood for change’ and, many of us, like you, look forward to debating changes to the motto.

Di Campbell, Bangalow CWA branch


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Iron Gates developer launches appeal against DA refusal at Evans Head

It is a saga that has been going on for over 30 years and that some hoped might finally have come to an end. But that is not to be the case with an appeal against the refusal of the Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head now having been submitted.

Consideration of state significant farmland for SUGA development leaves bitter taste

One of Ballina Shire Council’s independents is continuing to argue against suggested expansions of development between the plateau villages of Alstonville and Wollongbar.

Editorial – Break out the bubbly for Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates is truly one of the most revealing and best educational services that the NSW government offers. MPs from the opposition grill ministers and agency bosses without mercy, for hours. 

Businesses launch campaign against holiday let policy

Businesses who say they would be adversely impacted by Council’s proposal to cap holiday letting to 90 days have gone on the offensive by launching a PR campaign.