News

Party in the street

DESERT SHIPS: It's not often Oak Street, Evans Head sees camels travelling down the road. Photo Samantha Elley / Rivertown Times
DESERT SHIPS: It's not often Oak Street, Evans Head sees camels travelling down the road. Photo Samantha Elley / Rivertown Times Samantha Elley

CAMELS in the main street, preschoolers winning tug-of-war and petting baby animals were only some of the sights at Evans Head's Beef Meets Reef last Sunday.

Hundreds of locals and visitors came out to enjoy the brilliant autumn sunshine which saw Oak St blocked off to traffic.

Entertainment by Evans River K-6 choir and local singer Kimberley Hughes added to the atmosphere of the day.

Beef Queen Amy Smith, of Casino, said it was lovely to see so many people at the event.

"To see so many families enjoying themselves is great," she said.

"I know I want to ride a camel."

Long term resident Di Behn said it had been many years since such a carnival was held in Evans Head.

"We had the crowning of the King of the Prawn where we cut the main street off like this," she said.

"But that was a one off and happened about 20 years ago."

The only drawback, according to Ms Behn, was the inability for some community groups to get public liability insurance for a day.

"I know the quilters group wanted to use the empty chemist shop to display their work," she said.

Despite that, Ms Behn said it was lovely to see so many people out and about catching up and enjoying themselves.

"I hope to see more of it," she said.

The day was finished off with the Beef Meets Reef parade where many local community groups put together floats and marched down Oak St.

The Chill Cafe had chefs, the Malibu Over 8s played their retro music while towing a caravan, Waves Dance Studio danced down the street and the Village Players were dressed up in all kinds of theatrical garb.

To see more photos of the Beef Meets Reef in Evans Head visit rivertowntimes.com.au.



OPINION: What's the shark net benefit?

A 3.2m Female White Shark detected at Sharpes Beach net (Ballina)

The six-month shark net trial has been halted

$47m suicide prevention boost to save 3000 lives

FRONTLINE HELP: A new $47M boost for suicide prevention has been welcomed by Lifeline. More than 3000 Australians take own lives each year.

Frontline suicide support services boosted by $47 million

Parents overlook flu risk due to unwarranted distrust

WISE SHOT: Dr Nicholas Cooper from Grafton GP Super Clinic.

Study shows only 30% of parents planning to immunise their children

Local Partners

Call to hold skateboard event

CALLING for expressions of interest from organisations to manage a skateboarding event at Missingham skate park.


Ten awesome things to do this week

Editor of  Express Examiner Susanna Freymark interviews Casino's 2015 Mr Beef Chad Taylor.

From Mr Beef in Casino to Byron Bay Rugby

This weekend's Northern Rivers markets list

LOCAL TALENT: Clunes resident Francesca Rockette offers some fantastic up-cicled goods and crafts at Northern Rivers markets.

Where to get fresh coffee and local produce from

Mandy and Ellen will be just women like us in Nimbin

DUO: Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs bring their hit show Women Like Us to Nimbin.

Hit comedy show heading towards Nimbin

Sam Armytage and Tom Cruise? Saaaaay what?

SAMANTHA Armytage has hit back at rumours she’s dating Tom Cruise, following reports the pair had hit it off during an interview on Sunrise.

Musical tribute to flood volunteers released

Songwriter honours flood volunteers who helped their neighbours.

Lismore songwriter Simon Thomas was moved by strangers' kindness

Karl Stefanovic's rant about Schapelle Corby 'a bit rich'

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Maybe he just wanted to make himself the story.

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Here's your chance to carp about feral pests

Carp might by great fun to catch but they're destroying Australia's watercourses.

Science in the Pub looks at carp and coral trees

SNEAK PEEK: What new shopping centre is going to look like

Artist impression of the proposed redevelopment of the cinema and shopping complex on Jonson St, Byron Bay.

Mercato billed as regional NSW's most sustainable shopping complex

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!