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CSIRO voyage gets up close to Antarctica’s climate challenges

The rapidly changing nature of Antarctica has been witnessed first-hand by Australia’s leading research ship on a record-breaking investigation of the icy continent.  

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Bill Stewart – a man who loved his frangipanis

Bill was born and raised in Mullumbimby, he attended both primary and high school here. He wasn't an academic but loved sports.

The changing of the possums at Wallum

Yesterday a large group of Wallum development protesters walked onto the site at the end of Omega Circuit, to surround two trees – one known as ‘The Mother Tree’ and one known as ‘The Grandmother Tree’,

Hijacking feminism, harming women

Surely the success of feminist activism is one of the most positive stories of our times. Just think of the limited options of our mothers, compared to young women today. 

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby. 

CSIRO voyage gets up close to Antarctica’s climate challenges

The rapidly changing nature of Antarctica has been witnessed first-hand by Australia’s leading research ship on a record-breaking investigation of the icy continent.  

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: We Need to Talk about Birth

Birth is magical. It is powerful and wild and beautiful and scary and miraculous. Until it’s not. When things go to shit, it happens fast and when your baby dies, your life is changed forever, but not in the way you were expecting.

The Good Ship, Brisbane’s favourite (and only) folk rock sea shanty porno country masters, are pleased to announce their Nautical But Nice Tour. November/December sees them taking their dark and dirty sounds across four states, culminating in a huge end-of-year party in their home port of the Zoo. A

s an early Christmas present they’re giving away their chaotic, carousing cover of the classic tune What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?

The success of their debut album Avast! Wretched Sea and national touring in 2010 saw The Good Ship pillage spots at Woodford, Illawarra and Friends of Folk Festivals, get invited to play at Brisbane Festival, as well as plunder a large haul of rave reviews from around the country.

Their pelagic folk rock drew them praise for daring songwriting, wildly entertaining live shows and their patented mix of sweet melodies and dark, dangerous subject matter. In the world of the Good Ship it’s the good stuff that sinks to the bottom. As one reviewer puts it, ‘The Good Ship are a very bad ship – and all the more fun for it.’

Catch The Good Ship at the Mt Warning Hotel, Uki on Saturday.


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Tweed health services coming closer to home

The Tweed Heads community will benefit from a range of community-based and outreach health services to be delivered under one roof on the site of the current Tweed Hospital, after hospital services transfer to the Tweed Valley Hospital later this year.

New event series for women in farming

NSW Farmers has launched a new series of events across rural and regional NSW to provide women in agriculture with the networking and upskilling opportunities required to fast track their professional development in the sector.

Genuine affordable pledge made by Council  

Byron Shire Council has publicly pledged that the first block of land it is acquiring under its Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme (AHCS) will be used for genuinely affordable housing

Climate pollution cooking the reef

The Climate Council is sounding the alarm on a severe bleaching event unfolding across the Great Barrier Reef, with new vision showing the damage that stretches more than 1,100 kilometres from Lizard Island to the Keppel Islands.