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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Other News

Homelessness hub under immense pressure

A new homelessness hub in Byron Bay has been so inundated with requests for help, that the service already needs additional staff to meet the demand.

Gameau’s Regenerating Australia screens May 20

Regenerating Australia, by Damon Gameau, is a short film that looks back at the next ten years from the eve of 2029 and recounts all of the actions we have taken on climate change and ecological degradation.

Secret agreements and done deals

Government and Byron Council refuse to explain details around temporary accommodation plans

Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get...

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

‘Unprecedented’ but not unpredicted – we are now suffering from our failure to listen to scientists’ predictions of the impacts of climate change 30...

As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear for the future.



Diamonds, gold and precious memories can be lovingly crafted from old family jewellery into new inspiring engagement and wedding rings.

Soul Gold artist Zoe Phreo loves to evoke the meaningful stories and heartfelt memories of couples. Along with their favourite symbols, colours music and places, she weaves and blends a design for their rings that is unique to them.

Original jewellery involves the senses, personal experience and the gift of creativity.

Soul Gold makes lasting remarkable rings of true value that continue to touch and inspire.

Ph: 0419 953 639



A survey exhibition: Pam Tippett’s still-life paintings depicting isolated domestic objects in staged interiors are striking in their accuracy. Her meticulous attention to detail and command of the painting process elevates her superficially simple, everyday subject matter to become arresting objects of grace.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery is supported by the NSW government through Arts NSW. Pam Tippett is represented by Australian Galleries. A Goulburn Regional Art Gallery Touring Exhibition.

The Source: A partnership project between the Gallery and Southern Cross University, this unique collaborative exchange between local artists and landholders feeds into SCU’s Land Biographies Project.

131 MolesworthSt, Lismore.
www.lismoregallery.org, ph: 6622 2209



Indigo classes in Byron Bay.

Susan Fell Mclean, internationally recognised local artist from Mullumbimby, whose work has been shown in many international exhibitions, is inspired by indigo dye. ‘When combined with the amazing art form of shibori,’ Susan says, ‘ such beauty can be created’.  ‘Shibori is the Japanese word for folding, pleating, wrapping, stitching and binding fabric to resist dye. With indigo dye, and resultant patterns are stunningly blue and white’.

[email protected]
Ph: 0427 355 629 



Hilary Herrmann’s solo show at Art Piece Gallery opens on Thursday 28 November with a sit-down dinner catered for by La Table.

Hilary works with fleeting thoughts and emotions whose basis lie in vulnerability and sensitivity.

Concerned that our busy lives often leave us disconnected and isolated, she expresses the innocent longing to reach out, to touch and be touched.

From character to character, from artist to viewer, the offerings come with disharming generosity. The arm is outstretched, the gaze direct. Hilary doesn’t shy away from re-affirming the simple message: love, kindness, generosity heal all. When asked to elaborate, she can only say; ‘There is enough that is sad with the world, I want the paintings to bring people joy’.

Call the gallery on 6684 3446 to reserve a place at Hilary’s table and meet this much loved and compassionate artist.



Summer means beach, cafes, relaxing and celebrating life! Your most coveted pieces will be found at the new Colin Heaney store on Bay Street. His renowned Art of Luxury collection will offer a new range of luxury resort wear including silk kaftans, silk pants and accessories. The release of his new bold and daring collection Liberated Heart will seduce young fashioinistas, yogis and dancers. The ‘I gotta have these’ pieces of this collection include capri leggings, crops, skater skirts and one very sought-after bodysuit, all in a collection of prints that will blow the minds of festivalgoers all season. Vibrant cushions and glass will also be available.

Call 6685 7798 for details – 3/14 Bay Street, opposite the surf club.



Sunshine Alley is a sweet new discovery. A funky stylish emporium in a gorgeous relaxed space. Housing locally designed contemporary jewellery, unique garments, quality hats, beads and bags from faraway places and an eclectic collection of affordable art by talented locals. Located at the end of the laneway, which is becoming widely known as Mullums’ creative precinct, next door to the Rock ’n’ Roll Cafe.

Open Tues – Sat.
Ph Susie Cadsky: 0429 191 106


ART GALLERIES : : wherefore art thou?

Ali Coulthurst Art
828 Federal Drive, Federal
 www.alisoncoulthurstart.com.au 0448 110 849

Art Piece Gallery
70 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby 6684 3446

Barebones Art Space
44 Byron St, Bangalow 
6687 1393

Channon Gallery
52 Terania St, The Channon 
6688 6322

Citrus Gallery & Deli
130 Jonson St, Byron Bay
6680 7040

Clearlight Designs
1/67 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay 6685 5316

Colin Heaney Art Gallery
1a, 81 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay 6685 7798

Curious Art Gallery
94a Chinderah Bay Dr, Chinderah Bay 6674 5340

Eltham Village Gallery

445 Eltham Rd, Eltham 
6629 1649

Farrell Glass Designs
6 Acacia St, Byron A&I Estate
 6685 7044

Gallery Cosmosis
22 Brigantine St, Byron A&I Estate 6685 7909

Hammer & Hand 
Jewellery & Metal Collective
Unit 1, 4 Ti-Tree Pl, Byron A&I Estate 0409 960 614

Hele Ellis Art Studio

Lilli Pilli Byron Bay 
0411 081 777

In This Street

158 Jonson St, Byron Bay 
6685 8528

Jacqui Doran Gallery
@ Byron Art Supplies
3/97 Centennial Cct, Byron A&I Estate 6680 8010

Jerry Cook 
Contemporary Art Studio & Gallery
5/1 Bonanza Dr, Billinudgel 6680 2467

Jules Hunt Studio Gallery
19 Brigatine St, Byron A&I Estate www.juleshunt.com

Lismore Regional Art Gallery

131 Molesworth St, Lismore 
6622 2209

Mina Mina Art Gallery
1, 32 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads 6685 0229

Myocum School of Sculpture

 0433 132 387

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Cnr Cherry and Crane Sts, Ballina 6681 6167

Planet Corroboree
1/69 Jonson St, Byron Bay 
6680 7884

Retrospect Galleries

52 Jonson St, Byron Bay 
6680 8825

Riverview Gallery

2/33 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads 0439 500 070

Seed Studio Gallery

1/46 Acacia St, Byron A&I Estate 0402 909 193

Still @ the Centre

3 Centennial Cct, Byron A&I Estate 6685 5808

studio red
5/16 Tasman Way, Byron A&I Estate 0423 208 605

Suvira McDonald Ceramic Art Gallery

Goonengerry 6684 9194

The Last Yard Arts Complex
Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Furniture 99 Lismore Road, Bangalow 0412 312 474

The Lone Goat Gallery

@ The Byron Bay Library ,Cnr Lawson & Middleton Sts, Byron Bay 
0490 004 542

The Roxy Gallery

143 Summerland Way, Kyogle 
6632 3518

The Sauce Studio
Shop 4/15 Cnr Proudfoots Ln 
& Commercial Rd Murwillumbah
6672 1929

Tweed River Art Gallery
2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah 
6670 2790

Wheel of life
21 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads 
6685 1442

Windhorse gallery
25 Byron St, Bangalow 6687 1933

Zakay Glass Creations

6/102 Centennial Cct 6685 6225

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.