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Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.

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Essential businesses recognised

A sticker initiative, to say ‘Thank you’ and support local retailers’ doing it tough is adorning Mullum shops, owing in part to efforts by resident Angela Bambach.

SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

New film celebrates getting back outside

'Free From Lockdown: Back Out in Nature' is a new short film in which a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from the Northern Rivers celebrate being in nature after COVID lockdown.

Empanadas and community spirit in wake of cancelled Bluesfest

With a collective sigh of disbelief and disappointment we processed the news that Bluesfest was cancelled

The return of the prodigal son

Gallery DownTown, the annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery, is presenting a new exhibition by regional artists.

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Exciting times ahead for local screen industry

The film, TV and streaming world came to Lennox Head late last week, both in person and virtually, for the Screenworks Regional to Global Screen Forum.

Welcome to the Machine

No matter which way you look at it, the statistics around poker machines are devastating. Every day, money is wasted, homes are gambled away, families are broken and lives are lost.

Putting his mouth where his money is

The voice of Masterchef is set to make a local film go viral for a cause very close to his heart.

Screenworks feeling the love in Ballina

Having made the move from Byron to Ballina, Screenworks is feeling the love for filmmaking in their new home.

Local youth to work on new ABC drama

Screenworks and Every Cloud Productions have announced that nine talented young film crew from across the northern rivers have been selected to work on the ABC drama series Deadlock.

Byron women filmmakers to skill up with Athena

Mullumbimby author Jesse Blackadder and Byron Bay filmmaker Hattie Dalton are among a group of 12 women working in film to benefit from a new project being pioneered by Screenworks.

Culture Roundup: Wednesday 7 September, 2016

A play that goes to hard place Director Penelope Chater returns to the Drill Hall to direct a new two-woman play starring two local actors,...

Last cab to Byron for award-winning writer

One of the country's best known playwrights and screenwriters currently has multiple pots on the boil on the northern rivers, including a play and two films. He will be talking about them and more at a special Screenworks event later this month.

Five local screenwriters to work with the best in the biz

Northern Rivers Screenworks has selected five local writers to work with some of the best television screenwriters and production houses in the business as part of their unique writers room placement program.

Pirates nab $22 million to spend in region

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has plundered a treasure chest of nearly 22 million taxpayer dollars set to lure their production to nearby shores, leading some to claim we have been swindled.

Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

Beach Hotel gets a $6m makeover

Owners of the Beach Hotel, Moelis, say they undertook extensive repairs and updates to the tune of around $6m after COVID-19 forced closure and limited trading last year.

SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.