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Food, drink and craft brewery ’in principle’ approval for Tweed South Industrial Estate

Industrial estate zoning was under question at Tweed Council's planning meeting on 4 August as councillors endorsed the development application (DA) for an ‘artisan food and drink industry including craft brewery, retail area and restaurant at Industry Drive Tweed Heads South. 

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Unmissable sessions at Byron Writers Festival

Not sure which sessions to see? We’ve saved the best ’til last and highlighted some of the must-see panels and conversations from the 2022 program to help you decide. Hurry, Day Passes are selling fast!

NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

Ecocide in Mullum

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Fuel stolen from farmer

The cost of fuel continues to be a major consideration in the budget, particularly in country areas where distances travelled are inevitably further for your average daily needs like accessing shops, schools and other activities.

Red Devils beat Evans Head playing finals footy

The Byron Bay Red Devils premiership rugby league side won their qualifying final at home against Evans Head 32–30,...

A voice for koalas: Vale Olivia Newton-John

The Rainforest Information Centre has expressed its deep condolences to the family and close friends of Olivia Newton-John who was literally the voice of the koala.

Local Futures founder, Helena Norberg-Hodge, at last week’s World Localisation Day. A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution, will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena for a discussion afterwards. Photo Jeff Dawson

To celebrate World Localisation Day (WLD), non-profit organisation Local Futures held an event last Saturday at The Farm in Byron Bay.

The global day celebrates and creates awareness of localisation as a force for systemic change.

Local Futures founder, Helena Norberg-Hodge, says, ‘From farmer’s markets, and community gardens, to local business alliances, community land trusts and eco-villages, initiatives have taken off on every continent to reweave the fabric of local interdependence’.

‘What’s more, this is happening despite policies that overwhelmingly favour corporations and global supply chains.

‘From the blockage of the Suez Canal, to the covid pandemic, and the war in Ukraine, it is becoming clear that dependence on global supply chains is risky, especially when it comes to basic needs. Meanwhile, the climate crisis demands an immediate shift away from a resource-intensive, polluting global economy’.

The film Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution, will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena for a discussion afterwards.

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  1. If you stop dragging climate disasterism into it, the right wing will jump on board with your anti-globalism agenda.


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