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October 22, 2021

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Charges laid after police pursuit at Murwillumbah

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

Other News

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.

Phone scam – Just.Hang.Up.

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XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

Extinction Rebellion Lismore is part of the Northern Rivers push to highlight the issue of climate change and a march and candlelit vigil last night was the start to a fortnight of ‘Reclaim Our Future’ protests.


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Water Night coming tomorrow

Rous County Council is putting residents of the Northern Rivers to the test by challenging households to take up the Water Night Challenge.

STP inches closer

Paul Bibby’s article ‘Ocean Shores STP (OS STP) inches closer to closure’ (6 October) raises some questions with me...

At the Zero Emissions Byron project information night, Professor David Hood, QUT engineer, gave a fascinating insight into the current state of the climate.

The reality is very sobering seeing what changes are already locked in and the scenarios we could face.

The message was very clear – this February was globally the hottest month by a long shot, meanwhile Australia’s emissions are rising and we have no government leadership on this issue.

However, there were many inspiring stories of communities around the world taking action.

It is evident that we the people must lead if we ever hope to protect our world from the extremes of climate change.

The COREM (Community Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby) volunteers are working to transition our area to run on renewable energy and decarbonise our local electricity system.

COREM was born out of the Bentley blockade, and with that passion and creativity we are building a groundbreaking and inspirational model that other areas can follow, but it needs your support.

It is a grass roots campaign, so if many of us chip in a bit now, just five minutes of your time and any size donation will ensure Mullumbimby continues to lead the way in changing our local fossil fuel dominated electricity market.

Visit  https://planetfunder.org/projects/corem to see how your tax deductible donation will be used again and again in COREM’s revolving community energy fund.

So let’s wrest the control back from the electricity giants to democratise and decentralise our electricity system.

Think globally and act locally knowing a donation today really will make a difference.

Dave Rawlins, Mullumbimby

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  1. The reality is very sobering seeing what changes are already locked in and the scenarios we could face.

    What changes are these, can you please provide evidence supported information/Facts


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