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Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

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People with peace in their hearts?

In reference to the full page advertisement (it clearly states that it is an advertisement, and really is nothing...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 June, 2022

The Nimbin Art Fair is on again after many postponements owing to covid and the floods. Hosted by Nimbin Artists Gallery, a not-for-profit organisation supporting local creatives, the Fair allows you to see the whole gamut of creative art from the vibrant arts community that is Nimbin and its surrounds.

Committee to examine teacher shortages

The NSW Upper House’s Education Committee say they have commenced an inquiry into teacher shortages in NSW.

New laws to tackle crime profits and encryption

The premier has announced new police powers and ‘tougher penalties’ for money laundering and unexplained wealth in NSW.

Vale Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent (22.8.29–8.6.22)  was one of the greatest compassionate advocates for disarmament and humanity: • General Secretary 1980–85 CND (Campaign...

Perplexed

Perplexed to read Richard Jones’ article ‘Now’s the time for those reforms’, when the opening sentence quotes: ‘Just over...

Stories about "pets":

PETA urges evacuees to take pets with them

As heavy rain inundates southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, PETA is offering important advice for ensuring the safety of animal companions for residents experiencing major flooding and evacuations.

Look after your fur family tonight

There are no two ways around it – people celebrating New Year's Eve sucks for pets. Loud events can be distressing for animals and really if you think about it, it's not great for humans either.

Don’t stuff your pets this Christmas

It is important to remain pet smart this silly season and stay vigilant over what we are feeding our pets over the festive season AND resist the very tempting urge to give a pet as a present

Keeping cats and dogs safe on New Year’s Eve

It’s that time of year again, when fireworks light up our skies and PETA renews its calls to councils all over the country to switch to silent shows. 

How important are our fur and feather babies?

Pets are loving the pandemic. Have their pet humans home all the time is a lifestyle they are enjoying in a symbiotic plus for all earthlings concerned – but, not all pets or humans have it so good.

Dogs and their pet humans invited to brekky

Pooches and their pals are invited to Byron Shire’s inaugural free Dog’s Breakfast this Sunday October 7.

First ever Blues festival for raffle winner

Cindy Alice was thrilled to win two five day passes to the Blues Festival in the Pets For Life raffle at Hotel Brunswick.

Local man killed dog to ‘protect children’ court told

A local homeless man who killed his dog at Brunswick Heads believed he had no choice because the animal had bitten two children, Byron...

Pet owners urged to attend wildlife workshop

However much we love our own pets, the reality is that unchecked dogs and cats can do considerable damage to native wildlife in a short space of time. Here's a chance to learn to become a better pet owner.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Northern Rivers 

The Northern Rivers encompasses the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations with celebrations for NAIDOC taking place up and down the coast. 

Man charged following break and enter – Casino

A man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged break and enter at Casino.

Locals tix on offer for Writers Fest

Byron Writers Festival is again offering Sunday locals’ passes, supported for the third time by partners, Stone & Wood.