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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

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Youth enterprise program about to be axed

Byron Youth Service is seeking help from the community to save a longstanding youth enterprise program that is about to have its government funding cut.

Three groups graduate youth service programs

Twenty-three young people who have just completed Year 10 have also received certificates after completing two years in programs at BYS Mullumbimby Cottage.

Byron to host region’s first gay formal

Byron Youth Theatre (BYT) has announced it is going to hold the region’s first formal especially for young people who identify as LGBTIAQ+ and their friends, who are eager for opportunities to socialise and celebrate with each other.

Dire plight of Byron’s homeless

Nicqui Yazdi, youth worker, Byron Bay. I’m writing in response to the article published in Echonetdaily ‘Life in Byron's Squatter Camps’ . I struggle to understand the point of this article . Contrary to what this article says, I would say that very few of those who are homeless and under 25 would be on any kind of 'spiritual journey

Youth service nets donation from Fishheads

Byron Bay restaurant Fishheads has made a donation of $,1000 to Byron Youth Activity Centre from money that was raised as its portion of sales of paintings from the restaurant’s walls over the last six months.

Youth service resorts to crowd funding as govts reduce services

For 26 years, Byron Youth Service has run programs, courses, events and activities which have nurtured talent and provided life skills for young people. But funding cuts by both state and federal governments now threaten their ability to provide these services.

Online bullying can be such a drag

Popular north coast drag queen Vanessa Wagner is set to compere a new forum about the prevalence of bullying in social media and how to stay safe while online.

Good news for cash-strapped Byron youth groups

Byron Shire Council has awarded a total of $10,000 in youth activities grant this week. It may be small beer but in an environment of funding cuts by federal and state governments every little bit helps.

Kia recycles from closet to costume

Kloset 2 Kostume: Celebrity Couture is a free six-week group course held at the Byron Youth Activity Centre and led by Kia Wasley.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021