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Management of Byron’s fragile coastline impeded by NSW government: report

Insufficient funding and guidance from the State government is inhibiting Byron Council’s attempt to effectively manage its famous but fragile coastline, a Council report has revealed.

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Flood-prone land in Murwillumbah swapped for flood-free land 

It has been five years in the making but the innovative land swap of flood-prone land for flood-free land in Murwillumbah is underway with a second round of ‘expressions of interest’ about to open. 

Bangalow clinches thriller in rugby derby against Byron Bay

Bangalow beat Byron Bay on the final bell 21–20 in front of a home crowd last Saturday after a...

Happy New Year!

We all know we can help the planet by reducing our single-use footprint, so why not make a new...

Dry July to help you and Our House

In July 2008, three mates, Brett, Kenny and Phil, wanted to take a break from alcohol, so decided to abstain for the month of July, coining it their 'Dry July'.

Two confirmed cases of diphtheria in northern NSW

On Saturday evening the North Coast Public Health Unit confirmed that there was a case of diphtheria in a two-year-old child in Northern NSW.

Trees Not Bombs gone but not forgotten

On Friday evening the space that was home for the Trees Not Bombs recovery café stood empty of its tent, pots and pans, makeshift kitchen sink and cups of tea and cake, but the most noticeable absence was the smiles and support of the volunteers.

Bernard Hinchcliffe, Mullumbimby

Some statistics for us to ponder. It takes 10,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of cotton. One beef cow needs 45 litres of water per day to survive. Recommended intake of meat is 300 to 500 grams per week or around 25 kilograms per year. The average Australian consumes 90 kilograms per year. Could the Greens politicians push for a total ban of cotton growing in the Murray-Darling area? Also, if there were an awareness campaign for people to cut down on their meat consumption, then this would satisfy the vegans.


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