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One person is in ICU with covid in the Northern Rivers region

There is one person in ICU in the Northern NSW Local Health District and 23 people in hospital with COVID-19. 

Other News

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the...

Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

Race action at the TVSC Mother’s Day meet

A dedicated fleet of 13 boats took to the water for the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s (TVSC) Winter series on Mother’s Day earlier this month.

Incarceration Nation screens as part of Reconciliation Week

As part of Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3), Sisters for Reconciliation and the Cavanbah Reconciliation group will host a screening and discussion of the powerful documentary, Incarceration Nation.

Artist Sally Roe is exhibiting her artwork Jester at Mullumbimby’s smallest dallery in the Shire from 5 June till 3 July...


...the CUBE, which is located in the foyer of the Council building. Sally’s inspiration for the wily jester is the archetype of the fool at the beginning of the Major Arcana in the tarot; he is also the cunning, capricious Loki in Norse mythology.

Sally says, ‘Everything feels a little bit tricky at the moment and my plans have gone ridiculously skewiff. The fool doesn’t know where he’s going and he doesn’t care. He seems to trust that life will support him; I can relate to that. I’ve been based in Brunswick Heads for more than a year and find myself travelling from Brisbane to Byron. As a qualified art therapist and artist I passionately believe creativity is the catalyst for transformation.

Curator Deborah Gower says, ‘The art space affectionately known as the CUBE continues to attract a lot of attention from both locals and visitors to the Shire. Since its inception ten years ago the CUBE has featured a wide variety of local, national and internationally acclaimed artists. The depth and range of the artistic talent in Byron Shire is amazing and I am proud to be able to continue to exhibit the best our region has to offer.’

You can contact Sally at [email protected] FB Roeart, Ph 0423 615 000, and Deborah Gower, curator of the Cube: 0408 120 358; [email protected]; FB https://www.facebook.com/TheArtCube

BSA Winter Tasters

Byron School of Art’s popular Winter Tasters will be announced soon. There will be a great selection of 3-hour classes designed to give you a sample of what BSA has to offer with their short courses and weekend workshops. Visit the BSA website to join their mailing list for upcoming news on courses, workshops, tasters and exhibitions.



Give yourself five days dedicated to your visual arts practice and join the Tyalgum Art Retreat 5–9 July.

Choose from workshops in watercolour, mixed media, oil painting, portraiture, acrylic and more. Artable has selected six leading artists renowned for their teaching and success in the visual arts for you to choose from. Don’t miss out – there are only a couple of spots left in each workshop. All-inclusive package with all meals, accommodation, tuition and nightly art demonstrations and events.

Head to www.artable.com.au/workshops or call 0411 317 606 for more information.

North Coast Festival of Flavour

Organisers of the North Coast Festival of Flavour on 3–5 June 2022 say it’s not to be missed, as the producers, farmers, restauranteurs, brewers,...

Organic avocados at the farmers markets

We love it when the fuerte avocados make their way back to the market. As I walked over to the Organic Avocado stall, my...

Frida’s Field: nose-to-tail lunch

On Saturday 4 June, Frida’s Field will pay homage to their holistically-reared Angus-Wagyu cattle by hosting a special five-course nose-to-tail long lunch featuring all...

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.