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May 9, 2021

Time to go off grid

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Native Title declared on Evans Head after 25-year fight

Last week the court met on Evans Head, where 52 small parcels of land covering a total of 7.2 square kilometres were given native title.

What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago,...

Meet local firies and save lives, including your own

Meeting local firefighters and learning about home fire prevention is really important and more so in recent times and into the future.

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

Byron Bay’s first ever matured spirit wins gold medal at London Spirit Competition

While the Northern Rivers region is well known for its environment and lifestyle, it is also becoming known for...

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

It’s time to get off the electricity grid!

Five weeks ago a coral tree fell on a powerline (not on my property) spiking my house with 11,000 volts, which destroyed computers and a solar power system. Now Essential Energy has informed me they will not compensate me for the damage. So I’m left with a bill for thousands of dollars – and it had nothing to do with me!

This is a warning to all electricity consumers in the region – the infrastructure is ageing and inevitably more trees will fall. To paraphrase Matt Taibi of Rolling Stone, Essential Energy is ‘a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of NSW’. The logical solution is to go off grid.

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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

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Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

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