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May 29, 2022

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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

Other News

Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Get me a DA

In response to the recent flood meeting held at the Ocean Shores Country Club on Tuesday 10 May, a...

Byron Council’s new bioenergy gas electricity plant

Not sure if it will be on full moon, but to be built snuggled up between Sunrise and the...

Kashmir Miller: ‘the Green wave will expand’

Taking her first but definitely not her last steps into federal politics, the election campaign for Greens candidate for Page, Kashmir Miller, was exciting and tricky.

COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

Tweed Council ‘opt in’ to States agritourism – with conditions

The ‘confusing’ Agritourism SEPP was once again back on the table at last week's Tweed Council meeting as Cr Firth pushed to 'opt-out' over the State government's lack detail on conditions.

St-Finbarrs-FairHeaderJoin us for a magical, meaningful and memorable day

angelsSt Finbarr’s Catholic Primary School presents their 26th Annual Christmas Fair on Sat 6 December 10am – 3pm.
Byron’s Biggest Backyard Community Christmas Party!

Finnies’ fine food festival

Finnies’ Fine Food Festival is back showcasing tasting plates from The Cyprus Tree, Fishheads and Earth ‘n’ Sea including pasta and a seafood barbecue.  What’s a backyard Christmas party without Dad’s barbecue including snags in bread, vegie burgers with salad and hommus, and chicken skewers.

And chill out with a Bun coffee and an In the Pink ice-cream!

Backyard kids’ activities  - bring your swimmers!

Kids won’t know what do first!  This year we have introduced a 14-metre waterslide and Unicorn Rides (pony rides) and brought back, by popular demand, the High Flyer Swing Chairs, Slip ‘n’ Slide, Kiddies Jumping Castle, Mechanical Surfboard, the Baby Animal Nursery and Laser Tag!

Old skool - new skool sideshow alley

Face-painting, FLASH and Stay at Home Gypsy TATTOOS, Angel wings photo-booth, Willie Wonka Lolly Shoppe, Fairy Floss, Soccer Shoot Out, Dunk a Spunk, Choc Lotto, Hook a Duck, Lucky Lollipops.

Live auction 

Up for auction we have: A signed ball from the Argentina and Wallabies game donated by John Amsden; silver pendant from The Jewellers Workshop; San Marco Frida Khalo sterling silver pendant from Cool Coconut; ASTRO Californian Nose-rider longboard donated by Life Risk Management; 2 x 4 day passes to Falls Festival, Byron Bay; Spell and the Gypsy Collective Kimono; Christmas wreath by florist, Nik White; Beaumont’s Beach-house Accommodation; Humpback whale migration framed print donated by Byron Dive and Byron Raw Sugar.

Mini Christmas market

Christmas bake stall, vintage clothing, plants and books, Made by Finnies’ craft stall, home-made lemonade stand and a Chillax area for the littlies and their big people.

Famous Finnies’ chocolate wheel

One-in-64 chance of winning a prize! More if you buy more tickets. Prizes include overnight accommodation at Byron at Byron Resort, two nights at Break-free Eco Beach Resort, Writer’s Festival tickets, massage from Karen Poole, $250 voucher from Crystal Castle, Spell and the Gypsy Collective candles and much more…

Early bird wristbands can be booked online: trybooking.com/GKBE


For full program and auction prizes facebook.com/stfinbarrsprimaryschoolchristmasfair
Don’t miss, the FREE Live Music on the Main Stage:

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS - Correct at time of Printing

program-pics10am - Opening Ceremony & Welcome Christmas Carols
Student performances

11am - Irish Dance Performance

11.20am - The BIG Bubble show

11.30 - Finnies' Idol Performers

12pm - The Daisy Chains Acoustic Duo


1pm - Chocolate Wheel

1.15pm - Finnies Drummers, Jai Ho Dancers, and SANTA


2pm - Chocolate Wheel

2.15pm - El Scorcho Rock Band

3pm - GOLD Chocolate Wheel spin

Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.