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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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Council won’t save our beach

Cr Jan Hackett, Byron Bay Byron Shire Council refuses to take any action to save our once world-class beach, until...

Rous County Dam

Jo Faith, Newtown Strong objections to the proposed development of this dam have been articulated by the Indigenous Heritage First...

Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

Co-op meeting

Annette Snow, Myocum As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years,...

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Deborah Lilly, Mullumbimby Gasfield-Free Community co-ordinator

CSG: the greatest threat to our water/earth/air that we’ve ever known and Mullumbimby responds with so much love. The sense of community was so thick in the air of the council chambers at the recent public meeting that even the air-conditioning was struggling.

The chambers weren’t big enough for all who attended; the playpen in the middle was packed with folks on the floor and more squashed in around the edges. Apologies to those who couldn’t squeeze in or had to stand; our tight timeframe (submissions due December 5) and zero budget limited our resources.

Much gratitude to the open-hearted generosity of Mullum people, who gave $1,886 in donations and sales; even after expenses we’re well set to get educational materials and LTG signs for the survey process, which begins soon!

Next meeting for area coordinators is on Thursday December 8 at 6pm. Call 6684 3723.

Mullum has palpably embraced this exciting and growing social movement to stand together for our rights to clean water, air and earth. Blessed be, Mullumbimby!


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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

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Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.