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One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

Other News

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

Byron Shire 2022 Citizen of the Year

Jacqui Boyett, founder of the not-for-profit Global Ripple charity and op shop, is the Byron Shire 2022 Citizen of the Year.

Free Skills for Recovery course available

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression,...

April 1, 2015

Issue 29.42

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In this Issue:

A tale of remembering those fallen in war

Engraved on every Australian war memorial from Mullumbimby to Kununurra are three words: Lest We Forget. It is an imperious, stern refrain, reminding us of the incalculable loss war has has brought to e towns across Australia.

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Floodplain plan for Belongil approved

The Belongil now has a floodplain management plan after years of consultants’ work and despite the concerns of residents and some councillors that the plan might be seriously flawed.

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Holiday events not to miss at the farmers markets

Three tremendous free events coming up in April for the public at Byron Farmers Market.

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Locals love her, chefs love her – cheeses loves her

Debra Allard is the unassuming personality and cheesemaker behind Cheeses Loves You, a local cheesemaking workshop she runs regularly from the Burringbar Hall.

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Following your spiritual path

Starlight Festival offers a cornucopia of healers, health practitioners and esoteric guides at the Bangalow A&I Hall over the Easter long weekend.

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Culture Wrap April 1

Love is in the air… this week's Culture Wrap kicks off with Michael and Karaimi who are getting ready to deliver a series of talks, seminars and consultations themed The Geometry of Love.

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Ad-hoc feds reverse legal centre axing

Another federal government backflip has staved off savage cuts to essential legal services for NSW residents in the form of funding for local legal aid centres but the future of advocacy groups such as EDO remains under a cloud.

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Ocean Shores Junior Open 2015

An annual event and a qualifying event for the Greg Norman Junior Open, the Ocean Shores Junior Open, was played across the hills and dales of the Ocean Shores Country Club recently where young golfers took on the challenge of chasing the little white ball.

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Our local artists on show

The Easter Arts Classic is an exciting community visual-art event that has become an integral part of the cultural fabric of the northern rivers region.

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Putting Lou on the Bill

Every now and then a musician will come into contact with their perfect mentor, someone able to not only see the best in them, but also bring out the best.

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Echo on the move

The Byron Shire Echo is announcing a change of direction. For nearly thirty years the newspaper chronicled the life of Byron Shire as honestly and accurately as possible. Well, stuff that.

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We must face the threat within – AG

'My fellow Australians, our country stands on the brink of a danger so perilous, so over-arching and all-encompassing, that I hardly know how to describe it.' – guest columnist Attorney-General George Brandis

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Businesses speak out over Byron Bay bypass

Buoyed by the state’s offer of $10.5m, Byron Shire Council is barrelling ahead to build a Byron Bay bypass up Butler Street.

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Community radio Bay FM celebrates 25 years

Bay FM is turning 25! To celebrate the anniversary of the first test transmission on April 1, a fundraising ‘Watts Up’ campaign will run until until Friday April 17. The Bay FM crew are hoping to raise $25,000 to buy new broadcast equipment. VIDEO

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Shaun The Sheep

It’s only a matter of taste, but stop-frame animation has never won me over as easily as conventionally ‘drawn’ cartoons

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Home

When push comes to shove, there really aren’t many more than a handful of stories to be told. On screen, those stories, so essential to our understanding of the world and our place in it, are delivered through genres appealing to all taste

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Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?