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Honours shared in premiership football derby

Byron Bay FC were fourth placed on the Football Far North Coast premiership ladder after a 3-3 draw playing away against Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC in round seven of the competition.

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Vale Bruce Kent

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New laws to tackle crime profits and encryption

The premier has announced new police powers and ‘tougher penalties’ for money laundering and unexplained wealth in NSW.

Wollumbin Mushrooms and Shroom Bros

Victoria Cosford Mushrooms might be the perfect food. They have no sugars (great for diabetics), not many carbohydrates (great for...

Enova enters into voluntary administration

The Enova Community Energy Board announced Tuesday that Enova Community Energy and Enova Energy, its retail electricity arm, have been placed into voluntary administration.

Palestine’s ‘terra nullius’ and children’s body armour

Firstly, the Zionist regime of Israel is an apartheid regime. It is based on the dispossession, expropriation, expulsion and...

Ballina’s balloon ban in support of wildlife

Balloons are to be banned outside in the Ballina Shire from next year after a unanimous council vote Thursday morning.

Healthy Tips on Macadamias from our Naturopath

Do you still believe that eating nuts makes you fat?

According to the 2012 Nut Report, people who include a handful of tree nuts a day in their diets have a lower body mass index, less risk of chronic disease, and are less likely to gain weight than people not eating nuts.

According to Lisa Yates, advanced dietician and author of the report, tree nuts such as macadamias contain good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated), are high in protein and fibre, and are important for prevention of heart disease and diabetes.

Ian of Nudgel Nuts and Anthony from Tuckombil Natives both sell wonderful local macadamia nuts grown in the northern rivers and many other products made from them. We especially love the Macadamia Sprinkle from Ian on porridge in the mornings and the Macadamia Paste from Anthony on toast!

For more information and recipes for macadamia nuts and macadamia oil, see their Facebook page.

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Mangrove forests are massive carbon sinks, capable of storing over 1,000 tonnes of carbon per hectare.

Local triathletes claim another title

The Byron Bay Breakers Triathlon Club has won the North Coast Interclub series for the second time after finishing on top of the table ahead of the Clarence Valley Stingrays and Hat Head Hammerheads.

Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.