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May 18, 2021

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Butler Street Reserve checked for PFAS pollution

Authorities are checking the Byron Bay site for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, more commonly known as PFAS.

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A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Butler Street Reserve checked for PFAS pollution

Authorities are checking the Byron Bay site for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, more commonly known as PFAS.

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.


NEW Studio of Visual and Performing Arts for people with disabilities opens in Mullumbimby

REDinc. is known across the north coast of NSW for its strong arts focus, with many artists going on to exhibit locally, regionally, nationally and internationally (from New Zealand to Europe), selling their work as they go! Our artists’ work has even been featured on ANZ’s Visa Card!

REDinc. has an amazing group of resident artists who run a wide range of visual and performing arts workshops including music, art and ceramics. Get in touch with us to find out how we can work together to turn your creative dream into reality. REDinc. is a registered NDIS provider serving the north coast of NSW for 30 years.

Send emails to [email protected]  or call: 0401 793 554 or drop in and say Hi at 22 Tincogan St, Mullumbimby.

The Clay Barn

The Clay Barn is offering a mould-making workshop this month Mon 31 July and Mon 7 August. Adult ceramic sessions are every week Monday – Friday and every second Saturday. We are offering school-kids' term workshops on Tuesdays starting July 25, 3.30–5pm for nine weeks. $270 per child per term includes materials and firings, hand building and decorating.

1035A Hinterland Way, BANGALOW 2479 email [email protected]  or phone 6687 1779 or 0417 867 801

Workshop: The A to Z of Gond Art with Venkat Shyam

Byron Writers Festival, together with Byron School of Art, invites you to experience the mystique of one of India’s oldest traditional art forms. The practice that has come to be called Gond art traces its origins to the 25,000-year-old cave paintings in Bhimbetka, central India. The Gonds and other indigenous communities practise murals and reliefs of trees and animals using natural dyes and pigments on the walls of their homes. Such art faded with time. New art replaced the old with the change of seasons, marriage, birth, death or a festival.

In this one-day workshop, Venkat Shyam will explain the distinctive relationship between the line and dot in Gond art, its connection to the musical tradition of the Bana, and how all this has come to be adapted and re-imagined today. A must-do for any art lover or practitioner that will see you develop a kinship with the magic of Gond.

Thursday 3 August, 10am–4pm at the Byron School of Art, Mullumbimby. For details & Tickets visit bit.ly/GondArtTix

Learn the mindful art of ceramics

Byron School of Clay is an education centre dedicated to teaching pottery and ceramic art. Tucked away in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate, we run term courses, workshops and private tuition for individuals and small groups. We are now taking enrolments for Term 3 in wheel-throwing and hand-building. Commencing from 24 July for 8 weeks, Term 3 is suitable for beginners and students with previous experience.

We also run a 7-week hand-building class for children aged 7–12 years. Taught by Todd Beatson and Lauren Campbell of Sit Still Lauren, join our collective of local creatives and build your confidence, skills and understanding of ceramics as an artform.

www.bsoc.com.au[email protected] – 0421 413 311

The Visual Arts Introduction Course is back

Back by popular demand! Byron School of Art’s second 10-week Visual Arts Introduction course has been confirmed and starts 9 October.

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of contemporary art and is suitable for all levels. Their first session for 2017 filled up quickly, so to book your place, or for more information, head to the BSA website at byronschoolofart.com.



Quarry comes up against the farmers of Bentley

You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

Business calls for Tweed train tracks to be kept ignored

More than 800 people had signed a petition calling for a new rail trail to be built next to, rather than in place of, the existing disused railway line running through the shire.

Resilient communities training on offer

‘Resilience’ has become a buzzword in Australia over the past few years, as communities across the country struggle to cope with fire, floods, and a pandemic.