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Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.

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Community rallies for Timmy’s recovery

There is nothing like the warm embrace of community to provide healing, and that’s certainly been the case for local Timothy Hanley. 

NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejects controversial development on Ballina floodplain

Yesterday the NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejected Gemlife’s proposal for a major 'seniors living' development on a flood prone site on Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina.

Getting lost in NYE time

Get ‘Lost in Time’ on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at the Beach Hotel! As the year draws to a close, the Beach Hotel invites you to bid farewell to 2023 in style at the ‘Lost in Time’ New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events.

Southern Blast in Byron

Surfrider Foundation Australia – the not-for-profit agency dedicated to the protection of Australia’s oceans – has launched a series of film events across Australia’s east coast to raise support for their campaign to Save The Southern Sea from fossil fuel exploration. Their 12th stop will be at Byron Community Theatre on 30 November.

Solo exhibition by Judi Reynolds-Baxter

A solo exhibition of works by international and local artist Judi Reynolds-Baxter will be held at the Byron Bay Service Club this Saturday to raise funds for the Middle Earth Gardens Animal Sanctuary at Ewingsdale. There will be art for sale, monster raffles and a performance by percussion vocal group, Agapanthus.

Editorial: The best democracy money can buy

Last week, The Juice Media published a YouTube video, Honest Government Ad | How to rig elections.

Pottery by Sasa Scheiner

Australian Ceramics Annual Open Studios event is on again this weekend, November 11 and 12. 

Several local studios are taking part – the work of each of these ceramicists is very different and reflects the huge range of possibilities using clay and different firing techniques. Pieces vary from intricate hand-built sculptures, small animals and Japanese-style pieces to colourful, high-fired stoneware cups, plates and bowls.

Byron Shire has become a renowned hotspot for creativity, and ceramics made here are sent all over Australia and around the world. What’s amazing is each ceramic piece is unique. It’s the nature of handmade works of art.

It’s great to support local artists working in the Shire, rather than buying mass-produced imported ceramics lacking in soul. It’s also a benefit to our local economy.

For details and photographs of participating ceramicists, go to the Australian Ceramics website: australianceramicscommunity.com. If you’re on Instagram, visit @australianceramics and see what’s on offer.

Ceramic studios open this weekend include: Janet Fraser’s Hoof Print Pottery at 16 Taylors Road, Eureka; Sasa Scheiner at 878 Binna Burra Road, Federal; Richard Jones’ Rainforest Ceramics at 56 Gittoes Lane, Possum Creek; and Jacqui Sosnowski’s SOS Ceramics at Murphy’s Lane, Mullumbimby.

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Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.