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Consumer watchdog asked to investigate MasterChef ‘renewable gas’ claims

Claims that ‘renewable gas’ is making MasterChef 'greener' are under scrutiny following a complaint to the ACCC.

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First baby born at new Tweed Valley Hospital

The new Tweed Valley Hospital opened on May 14 at Kingscliff and it saw its first baby born that day at 8.53pm.

Can artificial intelligence be used for beach safety?

Is it time for a new approach to beach safety that utilises AI technology to tell locals and visitors where it’s safe to swim?

Once Upon A Time

Local artist Michelle Ansoul’s sepia-toned photographic prints reflect moments of her hometown Byron Bay over the course of four...

He’s off, has been for years! And what’s a conspiracy amongst friends?

After ten years in Mullum I’ve relocated to the middle of an extinct volcano in Murwillumbah.

Bodies of man, child found in East Lismore home

A report will be prepared for the information of the NSW Coroner following the death of a man and a child in Lismore overnight.

Foodie fest on the table

Food and culture takes centre stage this week, as Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival returns May 17 to 26.

I overheard a conversation in the shops the other day about how the locals don’t want ‘these people’ in the pods here in Brunswick Heads.

‘These people’ are members of your community who were flood-affected and have been homeless with no secure housing for the last year.

‘These people’ pack your bags at the local IGA and teach your child at school. ‘These people’ have kept a brave face for their children while they move, again, for the umpteenth time…

Why are ‘these people’ still here you ask? Because of you, beautiful community.

Remember the call out for boats in Mullum? And locals with tinnies came out into the darkness to rescue ‘these people’ from rooftops. My family is one among ‘these people’ and it’s been a big year. We are on the pod list and can’t wait to be given a chance to have a temporary home so our lives can move forward.

Let’s remember the incredible spirit and love our community has and welcome and support ‘these people’ who have been through a lot this past year. Stay grateful that you’re not one of ‘these people’.

One of ‘these people’. 

Louise Dwyer, Brunswick Heads


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