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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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Friends of Loft

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Stories about "Nepal earthquake":

Toni Childs to headline Rebuild Nepal concert

Eighteen months on from the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, which claimed nearly 9,000 lives and left 3.5 million homeless, efforts to repair the physical and emotional damage continue.

The next big thing for Nepal

Marleen Peters, Suffolk Park. The next best thing for Nepal after all the wonderful fundraising in our region is to actually go there and go trekking to help the tourist industry get back on their feet.

Toni Childs sings for Nepal

Toni Childs, the award-winning singer/songwriter, was in Nepal just days before the first earthquake struck and immediately started organising a benefit concert to raise funds to rebuild Nepal, with Naren and Sono King, owners of Crystal Castle.

Help Red Cross help others

Robert Tickner, Chief Executive, Australian Red Cross. A growing number of our neighbours will face a lonely winter this year with as many as 7 per cent, or 1.5 million Australians predicted to be considered isolated or very isolated this year.

Mullum loves Nepal even more than before

It seemed like half of Mullumbimby turned out to support Nepal on Saturday night. And they handed over $20,000 in exchange for a fabulous night’s entertainment and the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes.

Mullumbimby unites to help Nepal

A benefit gig for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal is set to feature Wild Marmalade, Gabriel and Cecilia, Walrus & The Carpenter, The Hottentots, Amir Paiss, Avishai Barnatan and Shai Shriki. Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson will MC.

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

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