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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Byron’s historic jetty engine unveiled

A piece of Byron Bay history, the old Green Frog jetty engine, has been restored and is now on permanent display at the Byron Bay Railway Station.

Warning: Northern Rivers Rail Trail not ready yet

Love or hate it, the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is under construction and the community is being urged to wait until it is safe for public use.

Cinema: Seriously Red

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0RCj3-Pz50 If you’re a fan of Dolly Parton, then this just might be your happy place for the summer. Seriously...

Vehicles on beaches

Some Ballina councillors have their heads in the sand about vehicles on beaches! I ask them to think about...

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers. 

Unsealed roads left off govt road audit

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation say one of the biggest road surveys in regional NSW is now underway – yet unsealed roads have not been included in the audit.

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Roller derby rocks Cavanbah Centre

The roller derby season kicked off with six teams competing in the second running of the Northern Rivers Revolt held at the Cavanbah centre two weeks ago. Teams travelled from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney to complete in the two-day roller derby tournament.

Five teams to contest roller derby weekend

The 2020 Northern Rivers Revolt roller derby tournament will again be held in Byron Bay at the Cavanbah Centre over March 14–15.

Roller derby back in Byron

Ross Kendall The Northern Rivers Revolt roller derby held last weekend at the Cavanbah Centre has been declared a great success with six teams contesting...

Junior roller derby is coming to town

Roller Derby comes to town this Friday when teams from Byron’s own Bay Rollers, the Beach Babes and the Hillbilly Hotties go head to head at the Byron Sports Complex.

Bay Rollers host biggest bash ever

This weekend Byron’s derby team The Bay Rollers will host the biggest roller derby event that has ever taken place in the northern rivers.

Player Profile – Tank U

If you know a player or players from your club who would be a great subject for a Player Profile, email: [email protected]

Brutal women win your heart

Australia’s largest regional film festival, Byron International Film Festival, kicks off this Friday with a dazzling opening night, and a lineup that features 226 films from 36 countries.

Player profile – Jamaica Me Crazy

If you know someone from your club who would be a great subject for a Player Profile, email: [email protected]

Rollers over Tweed Valley Vixens sit second on Coalition ladder

Recently The Bay Rollers took on their derby sisters the Tweed Valley Vixens, in a double header of derby in Lismore. Coming out strong from the first whistle, the Bay Rollers soon extended their lead by well over 100 in the first 15 minutes.

Double Down Derby in the Bay

Four local roller derby teams will go head to head in the first double header of the North Coast Derby Coalition in 2013 on...

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.