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Infrastructure for east end of Mullum

Mullumbimby was founded 135 years ago. In the 1960s sewerage was introduced, as was I suppose drainage infrastructure. Are...

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Keeping an eye on the landscapes of the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council says they have made a commitment to identify and protect the Tweed’s unique landscape, to this end a draft Scenic Landscape Protection Policy has been prepared to ensure the Shire’s spectacular scenery is front of mind when there is new development, change in land use, or when preparing related new policy.

Mayor defends promoting sale of Wallum lots

Is the role of mayor Michael Lyon as a negotiator with Wallum developers, Clarence Property, compromised? With talks with...

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize. Broken Head surfer Leihani Zoric has taken out first place in the U/14 girls and best barrel (girl) categories of the Australian Junior Online Surf Championships.

A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

Mass tree-planting planned for Bruns River in Mullum

More than five thousand native plants are to be planted along Brunswick River banks in Mullumbimby.

Reclaiming childhood in the ‘device age’

A century and a half ago, the visionary Henry David Thoreau declared people had become ‘the tool of their tools.’  In this device-driven age of smartphones, social media, and artificial intelligence, few observations could be seen as more prescient. 

Byron hinterland coffee companies picked up a swag of awards at last week’s Sydney Fine Food Show coffee tastings. Represented were producers from Bangalow, Booyong, Federal and of course Newrybar.

The espresso category is the region’s forte, it seems, with four silver and two bronze medals awarded: Byron Beans’ Dark Combo; Bun Coffee’s 100% Shade Grown Rainforest Blend; and Byron Bay Coffee Company’s (BBCC) Organic Espresso and Exotic blends.

Kahwana Estate, Green Cauldron Coffee Company and Bun Coffee picked up bronzes for their Magma, Quarter Jack and 100 per cent Arabica blends respectively.

Byron Beans, Kahwana, Bun and BBCC all picked up bronzes in the cappuccino category and in at least one of the two plunger-coffee categories.

For a full list of local awards go to the results page of the Sydney Fine Food Show website.


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