November 3, 2022
First National Byron

The Kid Whisperer

Here at First National Byron, we know our patch, love our people, embrace our lifestyle, and are actively involved in events and initiatives that shape our region. We love to...

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August 11, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

Flying high on a rollercoaster

Are you a nervous flyer? I used to be. Not to the extent of avoiding necessary flights but just enough that, at least once a flight, I wished I was...

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July 21, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

Contrasting worlds within words

From snowy Finland to the stark heat of Western Australia, Finnish emigrants experienced sharp contrasts after emigrating across the world in search of income and adventure. This contrast is captured.…

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June 23, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

Keen for an escape?

Convicts who escaped British penal colonies in Australia achieved some astounding feats of navigation, bravery and endurance. In 1834, a group of ten convicts seized control of a boat from...

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May 26, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

Do you ‘dle’?

Wordle? Quordle? Worldle? Globle? Flagle? Nerdle? Heardle? For the completely uninitiated, these are all guessing games you play on your phone. Wordle was the first of the ‘dle’s, hitting the...

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May 5, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

Focussed foraging

Have you ever foraged for food? Until recently, the only time I put the words ‘foraging’ and ‘food’ together was while raiding the fridge for a hopefully-forgotten wedge of brie....

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April 21, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

The sound of recovery

Might the sound of recovery be music? The floods of 2022 saw so much loss and devastation. In addition to the tragic loss of life, the inundation of water saw...

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April 14, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

Do you know how pineapples grow?

When I first moved to the Northern Rivers, my garden offered a fruit-salad; mulberries, passionfruit, custard apples…and pineapples! “Do you know how pineapples grow?” I would ask visiting frien…

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