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Tweed Council to start nappy rebate scheme but defer Cudgen Creek Masterplan
The last Tweed Shire Council meeting saw the Reusable Nappy Rebate Scheme adopted by councillors, the rail trail impacts...
A fragrant garland of classical Indian raga
Målå is a classical Indian music experience featuring international artist Sangeet Mishra, eighth generation sarangi player from Mumbai. Bangalow...
Ballina council votes against investment handicap for fossil fuel-free ventures
Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson has lost a last-ditch effort to reinstate a council investment policy clause in favour of diverting from fossil fuels.
Greens for survival
At the recent Nimbin Town Hall where Sue Higginson, among others, was active in an affirmative action workshop where...
Search and rescue exercises in Ballina this weekend
Marine Rescue NSW will take part in the first of three regional Search and Rescue Exercises (SAREX) on the NSW North Coast at Ballina this weekend.
Burst main forces temporary water supply cut in Lennox Head
Ballina Shire Council’s crews are attending to a water main break that has occurred on Allens Parade in Lennox Head this morning.
Yulli’s Byron Bay branches into breakfast!
Weekend breakfast out in the shire just got tastier! After recently locating to a new space in Carlyle St, Yulli’s Byron Bay is now also open for breakfast from 8 to 11am on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Gran Slammers premier at Byron Writers Festival
The Grans slammed at yesterdays screening of the first Gran Slam poetry competition at the Byron Writers Festival.
Welcome to Byron Writers Festival 2019!
Now more than ever our world needs writers, environmentalists, poets, commentators, politicians, and artists who together can shape stories of hope, courage, and change. At Byron Writers Festival 2019 we proudly bring more than 140 writers together to create a program brimming with diverse voices.
You’ll love the Byron Writers Festival if…
Check out what's to love at the Byron Writers Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Writers Festival Satellite Event Highlights
As well as appearing in the main Festival program, selected writers and thinkers will feature in Byron Writers Festival’s program of separately ticketed Satellite Events that will have you laughing, crying, chin-stroking, and truly inspired.
Kids Big Day Out at Byron Writers Festival
Byron Writers Festival’s Kids Big Day Out is just around the corner and it’s pulling out all stops with five hours of non-stop book-loving action for all the family!
Local kids review books by festival authors
Brotherband: The Outcasts by John Flanagan. Reviewed by Monty, age 9. The Gathering by Isobelle Carmody. Reviewed by Misha, age 12
Growing up without the filter
Should childhood be lived in a happy, idyllic bubble, protected from the realities of the big wide world? Not according to well-known and respected author John Marsden, who will be sharing his insights at Byron Writers Festival this year.
Books in cafes? Random Acts of Reading
Byron Writers Festival and local cafes across the region are spreading kindness and connection through the act of reading.
Delight in new discoveries at this year’s Byron Writers Festival
From jellyfish experts to space archeologists, it’s often the names we don’t recognise that leave the most lasting impressions. This week we highlight some of the hidden gems within the 2019 Festival Program.
Blood calls to blood: Vicki Laveau-Harvie
Vicki’s writing has been compared to the work of Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro. This year she was the winner of the Stella Prize and in 2018 the Finch Memoir Prize. You can hear more of Vicki’s extraordinary story at Byron Writers Festival on Friday 2 August on the panel Memoir: Running in the Family.
60% of Ballina Council investments in fossil fuel aligned companies
The Ballina Shire Council had more than $60 million invested in fossil fuel aligned companies on behalf of ratepayers as of the end of April 2023.
Flood trauma? Free women’s mindful healing workshops available
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It has been a tough run in the Northern Rivers from drought to fire to pandemic to flood – so there is quite a bit to deal with for many of us.
Grant for innovative Birthing on Country program
Birthing on Country can be very important for many Aboriginal women, but many face the challenge of leaving Country to access medical care when their babies come.
When western medicine doesn’t work
Once I finally admitted I needed help with vicarious trauma, I tried a few techniques to ease my troubled mind.