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Tweed Council – committed to a sustainable future

Tweed Shire Council is committed to a sustainable future and working with the community to protect the region’s internationally significant environment. 

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Winter cricket for over-45s gets underway with some big hitting

The inaugural Far North Coast over-45s winter cricket league got off to a great start with over 400 runs...

Forrest Organics

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Mullum phone tower

In response to Paul Taylor re: the Mullum phone tower.  Paul, perhaps you might gain more understanding of ‘belligerent mobs’...

Budding young musicians hit the stage at Byron Farmers Market

There will be a special appearance at Byron Farmers Market tomorrow morning! Along with the freshest locally-grown produce, the...

Hormones may be the key to treating anorexia

It has one of the highest death rates of any mental illness, and leads to severe physical and mental health complications. But anorexia nervosa has been poorly understood, under-recognised, under-researched, and underfunded for decades.

Why have NSW Labor failed to hold their promised drug summit?

On budget eve the banner ‘Premier, you promised. Drug Summit Now’ was dropped across from NSW Parliament calling on NSW Labor to set a date for the long awaited NSW Drug Summit.

 

Des Bellamy, PETA Australia, Byron Bay

Taste-testers in London recently sampled the world’s first laboratory-grown hamburger – and proclaimed it a virtual success. Dutch scientist Mark Post, who created the burger, predicts that in vitro meat could be commercially available in as little as 10 years.

Switching to in vitro meat will help stop animal suffering, reduce carbon emissions, conserve land and water, and make the food supply safer. Scientists even say that laboratory-grown meat will require up to 60 per cent less energy than conventional meat.

And eating meat that was created from stem cells in a sterile laboratory seems much more appetising than eating the dismembered body parts of pigs, chickens, cows, and other animals who are raised in filthy factory farms and slaughtered on killing floors that are covered with blood, vomit, urine, and faeces. That is just plain sick.

But don’t worry if you don’t want to eat in vitro meat, or animal flesh. Great-tasting mock meats and other vegan foods are readily available in local supermarkets, health food stores, and restaurants. Give them a try.


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Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.

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Mullum phone tower

In response to Paul Taylor re: the Mullum phone tower.  Paul, perhaps you might gain more understanding of ‘belligerent mobs’ if you looked a bit...