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Drones not detonation

The extraordinary popularity of the Vivid light shows in Sydney has exploded this year, but quietly, thanks to the...

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Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead...

The danger years for food allergies

A University of Queensland project aims to make the teenage years safer for Australian children diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies. 

Critical incident investigation declared following motorcycle crash – Lismore

A critical investigation has been declared after a teenager was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Lismore.

Koalas? Act now

The Forestry Corporation’s Planning Portal shows that forest compartments are on the chopping block before the Great Koala National...

The stuff of stars

Australia’s favourite gathering of astronomers, space enthusiasts and science-forward friends is finally back again in 2024. The organisers are bringing back many of the speakers they had planned before the pandemic cancelled the last event.

Byron business perspectives in a tough winter 

Having traded in Byron Bay for 47 years, Skallyrags owner, Rob Bass, said he’s never seen a winter like this one.

Deborah Lilly, Mullumbimby

‘Lock the Gate, Lock the Roads, Protect our Region’ is a motto of the movement for CSG-Free Northern Rivers. With exploration licences taken out over the northern rivers, even we are under threat from CSG and other gasfield mining. Fracking has now been approved by O’Farrell and production is approved in Casino.

Many of us have differed over the local economy; now it’s the local ecology. Our water catchment, our agricultural land and our quality of life is at stake. Our strength will be in our unity, coming together across the community.

A March Against Mining in the Northern Rivers at Murwillumbah on Saturday October 13 is a chance to show our solidarity – everyone wearing yellow making a visual statement. Starting at 10am it is organised by Lock the Gate Tweed, and a Rock the Gate concert starts at 1pm at the Showgrounds.

Contact [email protected] to share a bus ride, giving preferred pickup. The CSG-Free movement is both non-violent and non-negotiable. ‘Our common humanity is more important than all the things that divide us’: Mairead Corrigan.


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Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Yes, peace is the solution

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