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New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

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Cartoon of the week – 28 July, 2021

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Stories about "Schoolies HUB":

Schoolies welcomed in Byron

The number of teens coming to Byron for schoolies week appears to have increased this year but they have generally been well behaved, the organiser of the Apex Park schoolies Hub says.

Schoolies are arriving in Byron for summer fun

Schools out for summer and many of the newly minted adults who have had their final day of school and are heading for a good time in Byron Bay.

Free alcohol, drug training on offer

This year's Schoolies HUB Volunteers will be able to undergo a number of free training programs, thanks to a $20,000 harm minimisation grant.

Schoolies HUB sign-on and reunion this weekend

Yes, it’s coming up quick – the end of the school year and the inevitable deluge of schoolies into the Bay.

Police and Schoolies organiser at odds over Friday night fights

While the significant numbers of young people who descended on the Bay for their end-of-school celebrations were well behaved and had a good time, Schoolies HUB co-ordinator Nicqui Yazdi says a large group of kids from Lismore were out to cause trouble.

Tamara Smith MP ‘Blows Zero’

Local Greens MP Tamara Smith raised $5,000 with the help of local businesses and festivals to provide the final funding push to purchase a new breathalyser machine for the HUB in Byron to use over schoolies season this year.

Volunteers needed for schoolies HUB

Around 14,000 young school leavers will be in Byron Bay over the two and a half weeks from November 17 and lots of volunteers are needed to help out at the Byron Schoolies HUB - now is the time to get involved.

Meet James, a rising star of the volunteering community

Meet James Wright, a second-generation HUB volunteer, following in the footsteps of his mother, who was one of the very early HUB volunteers back when it first started nine years ago.

Schoolies volunteer call out

With the yearly preparations underway for when schoolies arrive in a little more than two months, BUDDI youth worker Nicqui Yazdi. is appealing for volunteers to step up and help make the event a safe and memorable one.

Byron Bay schoolies HUB wins new award

Last week Byron Bay’s BUDDI Community Drug Action Team were honoured with the first ever NSW State Influence Award for its Byron Schoolies Safety Response and Schoolies HUB initiatives.

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister and ‘please’ from the community? Instead...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW) demands a response. This is...

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...