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Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

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Only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported in NSW result in guilty outcome

The latest study from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), shows that only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported to NSW Police end up in a guilty verdict in court.

Editorial – Optics vs reform

One of the more hyped elements of last week’s federal budget was a $300 handout to every homeowner to alleviate the increase in energy costs.

Ballina council to send damning Richmond River report to ministers

A majority of Ballina Shire Councillors has voted to send a damning report on the Richmond River catchment to relevant state and federal ministers.

New doco explores ‘God molecule’ found in toads

Are you ready to explore the secrets of the universe through the use of the most powerful psychedelic known to humankind?

Reconstruction Authority review submissions deadline extended

The closing date for submissions to a statutory review into the NSW Reconstruction Authority Act 2022 has been extended until Monday, 17 June.

Nearly 700 new EV stations for NSW

Nearly 700 new public kerbside electric vehicle charging stations are to be installed across NSW, in what the government says is the largest rollout in the country.

Tina Petroff

 

What do we do when we’re driving or riding our pushbike down the road and notice rubbish piling up on the side of the road, or see old cars or household rubbish being dumped in Nature Reserves?

We could hope that our council could clean it up, if only they had the manpower or cash to come and clean up our messes. We could just watch it grow into an unofficial tip. Or we can take action to restore our environment to the beautiful place it was before.

Don’t make our environment history, come and join in with a Clean Up Australia (CUA) team on Sunday morning 4 March. Teams operate throughout all four shires. Bags, gloves, registration forms and insurance cover are all provided by CUA. Energy is provided by all those who love their environment.

Last year volunteers removed the equivalent of 16,500 ute loads of rubbish at 7,500 sites right across Australia – that’s a great achievement, but we know there is still more out there littering our parks, beaches, riverbanks, streets and roadways.

To sign up, simply go to the CUA website and type in your postcode or town to find your nearest clean-up location.

Image: Rod Wade and Stan Petroff sorting the recycling at last year’s Clean Up Australia day event in the north of Byron Shire.


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Only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported in NSW result in guilty outcome

The latest study from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), shows that only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported to NSW Police end up in a guilty verdict in court.

Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

After an hour's debate, Ballina Shire Council voted to adopt its own Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan at its last meeting.

Households warned against smoke alarm complacency

Firefighters, NRL stars and other top athletes are urging households across the state to make sure they have working smoke alarms fitted in their homes, as Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) launches its annual Winter Fire Safety Campaign.

Surf like a woman

Local surfing legend Pauline Menczer has told her remarkable story in a new book, 'Surf Like a Woman', which tells the story of how she overcame sexism, homophobia and rheumatoid arthritis to become World Surfing Champion.