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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Other News

Neanderthal vs. modern humans: Slow and steady wins the brain game

Our closest human relatives are Neanderthals and their Asian relatives the Denisovans. The differences between Homo sapiens and these other groups are encoded in changes to the amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins in our cells and tissues.

Second independent assessment of Iron Gates DA in Evans Head recommends refusal

Two independent reports on the Iron Gates development at Evans Heads have determined that it should not go ahead.

Guest chef brings something fun, casual to Barrio

Joining Chef Santiago Socrate at Barrio Eatery & Bar’s guest chef barbeque, on Wednesday 24 August 2022, is Chef...

OS Community Garden launches food stall

Members of the Shara Community Gardens gathered on July 31 to launch their new food exchange stall on Shara...

More infestations of Varroa found in Newcastle area

What many people don’t know is that without bees, the large variety of plant food on their plate will...

AFL9s return to Byron after covid hiatus

Byron Bay’s Cavanbah Centre is set to host the two-day AFL9s Invitational tournament with $20,000 worth of prize money...

Stories about "Disability":

Byron’s disability plan needs your input

Have you ever experienced a disability, have a family member or friend with a disability, or have you just noticed someone struggling to manage in the community?

New film celebrates getting back outside

'Free From Lockdown: Back Out in Nature' is a new short film in which a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from the Northern Rivers celebrate being in nature after COVID lockdown.

One day only exhibition this Friday

For someone that drinks the amount of tea that Saffron Shand does it was no wonder that it ended up becoming part of his artwork.

Time to Raise The Dead in Brunswick

Have you ever wondered what would happen to the Addams Family if they headed to the Byron Shire?

New production springs into life at Brunswick Picture House

Integrated dance theatre group 'Sprung!!' will take to the stage next weekend for the original production of ‘French Café’ at Brunswick Picture House. Sprung!! is...

Art takes centre stage in Alice Springs for two local artists

Long term local artists and disability advocates Suzanne Whiteman and Jeremy Hawkes will be heading to Alice Springs next week as part of the Meeting Place conference to discuss the latest in arts and disability.

Disability surfing day looking for volunteers

Take the chance to help people with disabilities enjoy a surf by volunteering for the 'Let’s Go Surfing Day’ on Saturday, March 17 at Clarke's Beach, Byron Bay.

Biala Special School is excited to open their new playground

Biala Special School in Ballina is excited to be opening a new safer playground space today that was refurbished using a $30,000 grant from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.

Born to Dance

Elizabeth Venn, a delightful young resident of Ocean Shores, was awarded $2000 last week for her entry into a unique video competition looking at what is like to walk a day in her shoes.

New doco on disability rights movement

Defiant Lives tells the story of the rise and triumph of the disability rights movement, featuring some of the most impressive activists you've never heard of.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.