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Consumer watchdog asked to investigate MasterChef ‘renewable gas’ claims

Claims that ‘renewable gas’ is making MasterChef 'greener' are under scrutiny following a complaint to the ACCC.

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Clive Hamilton to speak in Lismore June 13

Celebrated author and professor, Clive Hamilton, will discuss the notion of how to prepare for, and manage, the challenges of a warming climate in Australia. 

Save Wallum protectors escape fines, convictions

Seven Save Wallum protectors charged with locking on and obstructing civil works at the contentious urban development at Brunswick Heads had their cases dismissed in the Byron Local Court on Monday, with no fines and no convictions recorded.

No room for koalas in budget?

Friends of the Koala is not impressed by the lack of provision for wildlife protection in the federal budget announced last night, as species including the koala move closer to extinction.

Crime ‘cluster’ spikes spread across region

Local police are calling on residents to keep their doors and windows locked, including when they’re at home, in a bid to address the spike in car break-ins and thefts taking place in and around local shires.

Once Upon A Time

Local artist Michelle Ansoul’s sepia-toned photographic prints reflect moments of her hometown Byron Bay over the course of four...

He’s off, has been for years! And what’s a conspiracy amongst friends?

After ten years in Mullum I’ve relocated to the middle of an extinct volcano in Murwillumbah.

She may not have captured his trademark mismatched socks but to those who knew late Bangalow identity Michael Malloy, local artist Hilary Herman has undoubtedly captured his spirit.

The portrait of Michael, who died from cancer last year, is one of 55 finalist artworks chosen from 118 entries in this year’s Northern Rivers Portrait Prize.

The ‘Archibalds of the north coast’ will soon be on exhibition at the Lismore Regional Gallery.

The exhibition will be opened on 24 March at 6pm by local member Thomas George. Entries will be judged and announced on the night by former Archibald winner Del Kathryn Barton.

The main prize is $10,000 (acquisitive) and there is also a people’s choice ($500) where gallery-goers can vote for their favourite work.

It runs from 24 March to 6 May, Tues to Fri from 10am to 4pm, Thurs from 10am to 6pm, Sat and Sun 10am to 2pm.


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Stone & Wood wins at Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood Brewing are proud to announce a big win at the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards held last night, with the brewery’s Big Pale Ale taking home the title of Champion Australian Beer. Big Pale Ale also took out the Best Australian Pale Ale category.

Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

Wombat burrows provide critical shelter for other species

A new study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy, found wombat burrows help other animals by providing critical shelter for numerous species following severe wildfire, and may even be an important source of water.

Hundreds of DV arrests across state

Police have charged more than 550 people during a four-day operation targeting the state’s most dangerous domestic and family violence offenders.