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May 8, 2021

Funeral for a friend

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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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Editorial: The beef about meat

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More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

The top non-invasive skin treatments for glowing skin

With all the time we spend in the sun, our skin can start to show signs of aging sooner than we’d like. But the idea of an invasive treatment to fix skin problems is likely not the first choice for many people.

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Wanted: Bangalow and Byron ‘Induzzy’ reps for town projects

Residents of Bangalow and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate are invited to apply for positions on the Byron Shire Council’s Place Planning Collective

Co-op meeting

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

This tree faerie is a precious koala. Photo Tree Faerie.

There will be a short funeral service to mourn the loss of thousands of koalas, in Ballina on Friday.

The service will coincide with the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Koala Populations and Habitat in NSW. Those saddened at the loss of koalas feel this is an important opportunity to highlight the very serious threats facing local koala communities.

The service is an open invitation for anyone gather on Nyangbul Country in the Bundjalung nation to pay respects to the many thousands of koalas that have lost their lives due to habitat loss from development, logging and the mismanagement of reserves and forests.

Mourners are asked to gather near the main entrance of the Ballina RSL on Friday at 8.30am, to wear mourning colours and to bring a flower.

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  1. “In the weeks leading up to August 1927, the Queensland Government collected licence fees from 10,000 hopeful koala hunters to boost rural employment and in response to reports of uncontrollable koala populations. The furs were popular in the coat, glove and hat industries in the United States.”

  2. How very sad, such a loss. If I could be there for this memorial, I would be. As I’m in Michigan, USA it’s impossible for me to be with you in body but my spirit surely will be.


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