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Byron All Shorts - Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

 Call for ENTRIES Now Open!

iQ Inc is proud to able to provide inspiration & a world calibre benchmark for local filmmakers since 1999, by presenting Flickerfest International Film Festival Tour screenings; & by providing a platform for local filmmakers since 2006.

Byron All Shorts celebrates the film-making talent of the Northern Rivers region and encourages audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced here each year.

Filmmakers form across the region are invited to submit their short films of up to 30min in length, from all genres.

Prizes & cash to the value of around $3k will include awards for Best Film, Best Emerging Talent, Audience Choice & more; recognising the incredible talent in our region.

If you live in the Northern Rivers, or have produced a film in the Northern Rivers, or have made a film about the Northern Rivers you can enter Byron All Shorts.

Byron All Shorts finalists will screen on the 23rd January at Mullumbimby Civic Hall; alongside the best in the world at Flickerfest - Australia's leading Academy® accredited International short film festival.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday 14th December - Entry Forms & Info: | 0414 779881

The Rainforest Way Project

A small group of locals from Rosebank have begun planting rainforest trees along our roadside from Corndale to the forest, creating future corridors of habitat for our birdlife, education and boost tourism in our regional area.

 We are planning a market stall at the environment centre/transit centre on Thursday the 3rd and Friday 4th Dec and hopefully the car boot market on Sunday 6th Dec to recruit helpers or collect tree sponsorship and raise awareness of our fantastic rainforest way tree planting project.


Melinda Turner and the team.

Scout Update

Dunoon scouts no longer exists. 

We still have Groups in Lismore, Alstonville, Bangalow, Ballina, Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby

Northern Rivers Scouts, contact Ian Judd - District Commissioner  


Phone - 66895343 - Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Rosebank Store Weekend Cafe

The team at The Rosebank Store Weekend Cafe are pleased to announce their business is now well off the ground. Operating since July this year whereby we have seen the business grow. Keeping the menu fresh (using a lot of local and organic ingredients) and interesting has claimed it a regular clientele. The coffee is a limited roast from Nerang Qld, strong with chocolate overtones. We cater for dietary requirements, gluten free etc.

So far in operation the store has hosted a guest chef soirée, music events, cheese making workshops and the like.

Adjacent to The Rosebank Store is The E. Fox Gallery, a contemporary art gallery now occupying the Caldera group show.

Come in for a coffee? A caramelised onion local beef sausage roll ($5) with a tamarind relish, a delicious organic salad, biodynamic eggs, or The Stores now signature white chocolate baked cheesecake (all cakes $6, served with fresh whipped cream).

We believe in country hospitality, fresh produce and reasonable pricing.

Come for a visit to experience yourself.

Open 8-3 Saturdays and Sundays.



Anna, Kieran and the Rosebank Team


If you’re interested in starting up a book club in the Eastern villages please come along to an informal meeting with other interested readers and book lovers, to chat about what type and structure of book club you’d like to be a part of.  What to read or discuss? When, where and how often to meet? Drinks and Nibbles? All these important questions and more will be discussed at the meeting:

From 7 – 8pm, at Uncle Peter’s Books, 29 Main St. Clunes on Tuesday 8th December 2015

 PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL IF YOU INTEND TO COME as we really need an idea of numbers. Call Kerry on 0420 640 411 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This initiative has come out of the East Community Panel forums where residents have given feedback about the types of events and projects we’d like to see in our area.


(Please note: The East Community area takes in Bexhill, Boat Harbour, Booyong, Corndale, Clunes, Eltham, Howards Grass, Lagoons Grass, McLeans Ridges, Pearces Creek, Repentance Creek, Richmond Hill and Rosebank, but we welcome everyone).

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