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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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Love flowers at the market

As mothers across Australia look forward to (slightly burnt) toast in bed, the local farmers and producers in our...

What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago,...

Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

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.

Search for a home

Jules Claydon, Ocean Shores I helped a friend move to a new rental property last week, relieved that a stressful...

Peter Olson, Goonengerry

Have you noticed it getting a bit chilly at night recently? Do you think we will have a mild ‘global warming winter’, or could it be a sort of icy ‘nuclear winter’?

♦ Ed note: Global heating causes both extreme heat and cold. A 2019 article in Forbes clarifies that a warmer Earth makes sudden stratospheric warming events more likely and more frequent. Those events destabilise the polar vortex, and can bring cold air down into the mid-latitudes, and cause extreme cold events (https://bit.ly/2RObNGl).


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  1. Well said Tim Flannery..
    Look no traction with the apparent
    Warming 0.6 of a degree hardly alarming since records began.. Tim Flannery explains
    Can’t rule out the record breaking cold
    Weather as climate change.. cant make
    This stuff up .. either way record cold
    Or heat .. all climate change..

  2. It was great news to hear world renowned scientist Tim Flannery was rewarded with a prestigious medal for his unyielding efforts to to convince the recalcitrant Neanderthals around the world that the climate emergency is actually happening. The Royal Scottish Geographical Society presented Professor Flannery with the Geddes Environmental Medal, just hours before President Joe Biden launched his successful history making Virtual Climate Summit. We, in Australia are so lucky to have highly renowned Scientists like Tim Flannery perfectly placed to deal with all life threatening emergences.


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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.