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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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Malibu Club raises $18k for local charities

A recent presentation night at the Byron Bowlo was held by the Byron Bay Malibu Club, where an impressive $18,000 was  donated to local charities. 

NSW Labor’s mental health reform aims to streamline agencies

Despite the presence of many high-quality services, the difficulties involved in navigating the mental health system as a whole can make seeking help a distressing experience rather than a therapeutic one.

Nelson Bay dominate NSW Croquet championships

Following from the recently finished pennant season and the Northern Rivers Croquet Association Championships, local players took on opponents...

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Artists donate work for Wallum cause

They say art imitates life, but can it also save life? This is the ultimate goal of the Save Wallum Art Exhibition and fundraiser that opened at Gallery Cosmosis in Byron Bay on Friday night.

They’re back!

Stone & Wood’s popular Murbah Open Day is back on Saturday, August 3 – they are celebrating a decade of boutique brews and community. Stone & Wood’s Murwillumbah Brewery will open its doors from 11am to 5pm, inviting locals and brew lovers from near and far to enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes experience, with guided tours running throughout the day offering an exclusive insight into the brewing and packaging process.

Caption: Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen (SALT) tradeswomen Hannah, Fi and Pamela with Mullum High students and their woodwork projects. Photo Tree Faerie.

Mullumbimby High School hosted a practical workshop for year 9 and 10 girls last week. The event was supported by SALT (Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen) and the DoE EPP (Educational Pathways Program). 

The workshop allowed tradeswomen from all over Australia as well as some working on the Mullumbimby High School flood recovery program work, from Bennett Constructions, to join with and inspire the next generation. 

MHS girls spent the day working with qualified tradeswomen designing and constructing timber caddies. 

Students developed new skills and confidence in using machinery to complete projects. 

In addition, they heard stories of the various opportunities, pathways and training available for women in trade industries. A great day was had by all!


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