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May 22, 2024

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Only three flood buybacks done in Byron Shire

The most recent data from the Resilient Homes Program (buybacks, house raising and retrofits), administered by the SW Reconstruction Authority (RA), shows Byron Shire has just three buyback purchases completed, as of May 10, 2024.

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The Fall Guy

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt are being silly in a film take of the ‘80s television series: The Fall Guy. He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy, and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

Trains on roads

Soon we will have electric self-driving cars. The number of cars around the world could drop to ten per...

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.

Wombat burrows provide critical shelter for other species

A new study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy, found wombat burrows help other animals by providing critical shelter for numerous species following severe wildfire, and may even be an important source of water.

National Volunteer Week honouring locals who give back

Tweed Shire Council will use National Volunteer Week to celebrate the significant contribution volunteers make across the Tweed, and to spotlight those who selflessly give back to the community.

2022 flood data

The fact that the ‘2022 flood data will not be incorporated’ is appalling, incompetent! As a professional engineer  (PE) who...

The global fossil-fuel industry divestment campaign initiated by 350.org is gaining momentum around the planet. This is our last best hope. In Australia one of the big banking investors in the fossil-fuel industry is the ANZ bank.

On Saturday December 14 there will be an account-closing ceremony conducted at a Brisbane ANZ bank. If you would like to come and express your support for divestment, email [email protected] to arrange car sharing.

That email for car sharing also applies to the ANZ AGM protest in Brisbane on the following Wednesday 18. Find out more about this protest by searching for the Facebook event.

We won’t stop until we win. There is no other choice.

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby


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  1. Stay up to date with Byron Shire’s own fossil free page on Facebook

    Do LIKE the page and bookmark it too
    because there is more news coming online often.

    Make your New Year’s Resolution to divest from fossil fuel industries.

    The first step everyone can take is write to their bank or super funds or investment managers
    and ask the big questions:
    1. How deeply are they investing in fossil fuel industries?
    2. And what is their timeline for switching the investments over to renewable energy projects and other ethical investments?

    The managers are required to reply. Simply receiving many letters gets the managers thinking. When they reply, you can take whatever other steps. More info on gofossilfree.org/australia

    “If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.” Bill McKibben.


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Fatal crash near Coffs

Three people have been involved in a horrifying crash today, leaving two dead and one in critical condition, police said. 

NSW Gov’t promises to fast-track super battery storage

State government investment in major battery projects across NSW is to be increased and fast-tracked, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Penny Sharpe said on Wednesday.

NSW gov’t opens Tweed Valley Hospital

The NSW government is to officially open the $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital today after the transferral of patients to the new facility last week.

Fed gov’t doubles funds for local road repairs

Local governments across the state are to share in $1.2 billion worth of commonwealth funding for local roads over the next five years.