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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of...

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Abouchar honoured with Order of Australia

The new head of the Byron Community College (BCC), Chantal Abouchar, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contributions to business and the media.

They are Hotshots

The two-hour production is a visual feast, choreographed and developed by Australia’s leading professionals and a hand-picked selection of dreamy guys who will have the ladies up from their chairs, screaming for more, night after night. With a totally interactive production, The Secret Fantasies Tour is the perfect night out with the girls.

‘DISASTER’

Government ‘DISASTER’ signs promoting fear of floods are affecting property sales. We are trying to sell our beautiful family home...

Trove runs out of funding in June. How will the loss of the service affect Australian and Pacific research?

Most of Trove’s 22 million annual page visits come from members of the public: family historians, students, and general browsers interested in the six billion records it houses. But over the past 14 years, the archive has also become a crucial resource for academic work.

A play that puzzles and delights

The multi-award-winning play is a puzzle of scenes that are slowly put together by the audience to tell the...

Ahana Candles

Victoria Cosford Many years ago, Marianni had a dream in which a golden liquid was pouring over her hands. She...

Stories about "charity":

Get ya boardies on for a charity putt

The Byron Bay Boardriders are running the 11th annual Skullcandy Byron Bay Boardriders Charity Golf Day on Sunday, November 13. 

Have putter, will fundraise

It’s time to round up your woods, irons, sand wedges and putters, and practise your swing for this Sunday’s Charity Golf Day for the Byron Bay Central Hospital Auxiliary.

Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.

Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

Epic duck race coming to Ballina

The Rotary Duck Race is on again at Fawcett Park, Ballina, from 11am-3pm on Sunday 16 January, with big prizes, all raising funds for community charities.

Australia Seabird Rescue needs help

A massive influx of injured birds, turtles and sea snakes over recent weeks has pushed Ballina's Australian Seabird Rescue to the edge of capacity, and needing extra assistance from the community.

Schoolboys trek 130km for brain cancer research

Three Byron Bay teens have hiked from Cape Byron to Brooms Head, raising over $3,300 for brain cancer research and awareness.

Operation Backpack getting students set for school

After a successful program last year, Operation Backpack is on again.

How you can help bushfire survivors

Wondering what you can do to help our Northern Rivers neighbours impacted by devastating fires further south?

Not just tourists dumping trash

In a society based on constant consumption the increasing amount of rubbish being thrown at charities has become overwhelming.

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a protest outside Mullum’s Council Chambers! By...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’