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April 13, 2024

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Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

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Community land trust group home approved 

Construction work on the Shire’s first permanent group home for women and children in housing stress could begin within months, after the project was formally approved by Byron Council.

Friends of the Earth welcome Toondah decision

Friends of the Earth Australia is welcoming the draft decision by Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to save an important Queensland wetland from inappropriate development.

Man charged over alleged child approaches – Coffs/Clarence

A man has appeared in court today charged following an investigation into an alleged child approaches at Red Rock last week.

Local wins Pan American BJJ Championship

Multiple times world champion and head coach of Jiu Jitsu at The Academy Byron Bay, Thalison Soares, is continuing his 2024 dominance on the world stage with a win at the prestigious Pan American Championship in Orlando, Florida in late March.

Harvest Food Festival: Thursday 2 to Saturday 5 May

As part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival in May you’ll have the chance to get up close...

Less parking more drainage say New Brighton residents

Bad weather on the weekend only served to highlight an ongoing drainage problem in New Brighton, with residents incredulous at Council’s plan to create dozens of new car parking spaces, yet they can’t, or won’t, fix the drainage problem.

On the same day the shortsighted federal government policy to remove the subsidy for solar hot water systems was announced, three local environment groups banded together to illuminate the Fingal Head lighthouse – from the outside.

The mirrors reflecting onto the lighthouse yesterday represent the massive and unharnessed power of the sun in our part of the world.

Three community groups have joined together to form the Tweed Renewables Alliance to campaign for Big Solar: TweedCAN, the Caldera Environment Centre and the Northern Rivers Guardians. The event to marks the start of the Big Solar Poll, the first activity the Alliance is coordinating in the region.

The Alliance members believe that new solar technologies – including solar thermal systems that store energy overnight – can now be used to run power stations big enough to replace outmoded coal- and gas-fired plants.

They are conducting a poll of local residents to garner support for the idea and will present the results to Richmond MP Justine Elliot in May.

You can sign up to support the poll at www.100percent.org.au/bigsolar.


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Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

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Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

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