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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Suspicion and belief

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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.

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.