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I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

US promises to return Assange to Australia a ‘trick’ says father

Lawyers for the US said Judge Baraitser ought to have sought assurances for Mr Assange’s safety in the US prison system during the extradition trial. 

Spyware unplugged – New software attacks cast a light on cybersecurity

A major investigation conducted by news organisations has found that governments around the world may have been spied on by a malicious software called Pegasus.

Riverland Wine: A hidden gem

  Julz Recsei* As I navigate the vast world of wine, I am constantly looking for something new and I found...

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

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The gift of gratitude

Gratitude is the expression of appreciation for what one has and a recognition of value independent of monetary worth. Spontaneously generated from within, gratitude...

Regional communities hardest hit by suicide

Regional Australians impacted by suicide are more likely to experience multiple loses of family, friends and community members compared to their city counterparts – new research has revealed for the first time.

Thus Spake Mungo: the depression

Last week’s numbers brought us the bad news we were expecting: Australia has fallen into the worst recession in nearly a century.

Local meditation teachers offer free class at Mullum Neighbourhood Centre

The Byron Shire is known around Australia as a place of healing, but many members of our own community miss out on these opportunities because they don’t have the disposable income needed to take part.

Feeling blue? Try a touch of green

Lismore City Council is encouraging people of all ages to spend some time in nature and improve their mental and physical health.

The exciting thing about depression

'What if there is no medical evidence to support depression as a chemical imbalance?' asks award-winning author Johann Hari in his new book Lost Connections.

How Lismore Hospital failed suicidal father and son-in-law

A Health Care Complaints Commission investigation is underway into Lismore Base Hospital’s adult mental health unit following the suicide of a man it turned away and the attempted suicide of another.

Australia ‘has a long way to go on depression’

Australian mental health leaders Pat McGorry and Jack Heath have called for the urgent need for a global response to the growing impact of depression at an international conference in London.

New program offers innovative treatment for depression

Nany Australians with mild depression and anxiety, especially men and people in rural and regional areas, don’t take action until their condition becomes severe. Now a free mental-health coaching program on the north coast removes barriers to treatment .

The Challenge of MMA – fighting men’s depression

Anthony Williams suffered from depression and anxiety for ten long years. He finally found something that was for him, better than any drugs. He discovered Mixed Martial Arts and decided to train with a professional academy.

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.