Eisteddfod amongst community’s cancellations

THE annual Balaklava Eisteddfod, one of the biggest community events on the town’s calendar, has been cancelled. Usually held every August, the eisteddfod committee has decided to look to 2021 on the back of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, Covid-19. “Being guided by AESA (Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia) and the information coming from medical […]

Peter survives severe ski smashup

COMING home early was never on Peter and Tania Butterfields’ minds when skiing the Austrian Alps, but after Peter had a bad crash and sustained a serious injury it quickly became the only option for the pair. Heading to the Alps for just under a month, the pair was ready to spend their time skiing […]

Curtain falls on Blyth Cinema

Sunday’s movie session at Blyth Cinema was its last for the foreseeable future, as it follows the Federal Government’s directive that cinemas close during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it was disappointing, Blyth Regional Cinema Committee chairperson Ian Roberts said the closure was necessary and was likely to have been inevitable given dropping numbers at the […]

Outfoxing a fox

A cheeky fox has been caught on camera by the Waldhuter family from Blyth who have been on a ‘fox hunt’ over the last three months trying to catch the cunning visitor who has been wreaking havoc amongst their pets. Laura Waldhuter watched, and filmed, in amazement as the fox came right up to her […]