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Renew Fest goes deeper and broader Renew Fest is returning this weekend at the Mullumbimby Showground, with their most jam-packed program ever, full of conversations, activities and experiences related to a theme of ‘regenerate everything’. The festival will feature over 70 speakers, dozens of artists and musicians, along with dozens of ethical businesses and community organisations. There is a youth program, children’s nature crafts, a labyrinth walk, food stalls, info stalls and Indigenous Elders area.
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This year, the festival is also bringing a Tiny Home Village to life, which will complement the Ideas and Immersive Arts program within the Fig Tree Grove. ‘It is shaping up to be such a special year, and we are feeling all the goodness of so many people coming together in the name of regeneration. Our deep desire is to make a space for loving the earth and each other better, now and into the future,’ says festival director Ella Rose Goninan. Festival patrons join in
Damon Gameau, Jean Renouf, David Holmgren, Erin Young, Ivy Young, Su Dennet, Daryl Taylor, Melanie Bloor, Mitra Ardon, Rob Llewellyn and Arakwal representative, Delta Kay. Photo Jeff Dawson with the ‘zero waste’ goals by bringing their own eating utensils, with a wash station provided by Mullum Cares and Global Ripple. Santos Organics is continuing its connection with Renew Fest and Resilient Byron by sponsoring the Resilience Hub in the heart of the Tiny Home Village. ‘We love that Santos is passionate about zero waste, organic products, local economies and resilient communities,
and thrilled that they are once again a key partner of the festival,’ says Ella. Festival organisers said that the Friday opening night may sell out, so booking ahead online is essential. As with previous years, the festival is free for all Indigenous Australians, as well as children 16 years and under. Owing to some generous donors, the festival is offering a selected range of free tickets to single parents, to those
suffering from the housing crisis, frontline and youth activists. There is a simple process on their website to claim these special tickets.
Get tickets early The festival runs on the Mothers Day Weekend at Mullumbimby Showground 8–9 May. The opening night Friday 7 May is at Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Full program and tickets at www.renewfest.org.au.
Mullumbimby Scout Group are back Eve Jeffery Scouting is a great way to learn all sorts of new skills, but like many activities, COVID restrictions meant that some scout groups had to close. The great news is that dyb dyb, dob dob may never make a comeback but the 1st Mullumbimby Scout Group will. The Mullumbimby Scout Group are inviting local parents and community members to come to the Mullumbimby Scout Hall to discuss ways of reinvigorating this yuth resource Mullumbimby Scout Group Leader, Stephen Oliver, says that for over 85 years, Mullumbimby Scouts
Mullumbimby Scouts Group Leader Stephen Oliver. Photo Jeff Dawson has supported local youth to develop skills.
Fun way to learn ‘It’s fun, adventurous, and has challenging activities,’ says Stephen. ‘Members of
the Mullumbimby Scouts have been encouraged to develop as individuals and become more responsible adults. They have learned teamwork and leadership qualities.’ Stephen says they also learn about contemporary issues such as health, ‘responsible risk taking’, and issues pertinent to Indigenous Australians. The Mullumbimby Scout Group will be holding their information meeting on Friday May 7 at 7pm at the Scout Hall in Mullumbimby (behind the Mullumbimby Post Office) For more information, contact the Group Leader 6680 1237 or email: email@example.com.
Arrest in relation to thefts in and around Mullum Aslan Shand During the floods in late March a local water truck that got stuck on a culvert in Main Arm was stripped, internally and externally, of approximately $17,000 worth of equipment, leaving the owner, Roman Guerra, devastated. The local community rose
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to the challenge and much of Mr Guerra’s equipment was returned anonymously. However, this appears to have been part of a spate of property theft in the area and police arrested a 29-year-old man at Goonengerry on 14 April. ‘He has been bail refused,’ Matt Kehoe, Detective Chief Inspector of Tweed Byron
Police District told The Echo. ‘Investigations are ongoing in regards to his involvement in property theft matter in the Mullumbimby sector. Anyone with information about recent thefts is asked to contact Mullumbimby Police or Crime Stoppers (www.nsw.crimestoppers. com.au).’ www.echo.net.au
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