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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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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.

Local triathletes claim another title

The Byron Bay Breakers Triathlon Club has won the North Coast Interclub series for the second time after finishing on top of the table ahead of the Clarence Valley Stingrays and Hat Head Hammerheads.

Is Wilsons Creek contaminated?

Do the cars that ended up in Wilsons Creek pose a significant health risk owing to leaching toxins?

Playing with fire

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Labor mulls over the future of persecuted whistleblower and his lawyer, Collaery

While jailed Australian citizen and journalist, Julian Assange, waits for the new Labor government to act on his behalf with US extradition orders from the UK, another whistleblower and his lawyer face court behind closed doors on Australian soil.

Ballina’s balloon ban in support of wildlife

Balloons are to be banned outside in the Ballina Shire from next year after a unanimous council vote Thursday morning.

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Big donation welcomed by Ballina Rotary

Harris Coffee has donated over $200,000 to the Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond's Northern Rivers flood appeal, which now stands at $750,000. Club President Col Lee said this 'enormous boost' has allowed the club to make a major difference to flood-affected people across the region.

Ballina Rotary getting stuck into flood recovery

Col Lee, President of Ballina-on-Richmond Rotary, spoke to The Echo about his club's recovery work across the region in the wake of the flood emergency.

Disabled pups, community radio and lifesavers to benefit from Ballina’s 2022 Rotary Duck Race

Two disabled puppies; mannequins that ‘bleed’ for first-aid students; and a new website for a community radio station are this year’s major beneficiaries of Ballina’s Duck Race fundraiser.

Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

Epic duck race coming to Ballina

The Rotary Duck Race is on again at Fawcett Park, Ballina, from 11am-3pm on Sunday 16 January, with big prizes, all raising funds for community charities.

Christmas packs for Ballina families in need

Christmas will be a little brighter this year for numerous families experiencing domestic violence, thanks to family packs from the Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond being distributed by Momentum Collective.

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

Interact Club off to a great start in Ballina

Last night a group of young 'Interactors' from Ballina Coast High School were acknowledged by the Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond for their service to the local community, with a presentation of T shirts and certificates at the Ballina RSL Club.

Ballina’s local legend Danny Singh honoured

The Cove Restaurant's Danny Singh is now a Paul Harris Fellow. This award is named for the founder of Rotary International, 'in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.'

Rotary Downunder Baton handed over at Byron Bay

The Rotary Club of Byron Bay recently took the Rotary Downunder Baton to the most easterly point of Australia as part of its national journey. As well as being the national celebration of one hundred years of service by Rotary in Australia, the theme for the centenary is 'Rotary says no to domestic violence'.

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.