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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

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Barrio now open every Sunday

If you’re already dreaming about the weekend, how does spending a long lunch at Barrio Eatery & Bar sound? Owing...

Dogs – stay out 

Byron’s Main Beach and playground is a no-dog area. About ten signs clearly state this and unless someone is...

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Vibrant and colourful seascapes

David Lane is best known for his vibrant and colourful seascapes, however his ability to capture colour and light...

Rip Starters light up twilight cricket

The Rip Starters have played big hitting cricket to go to the top of the Byron Bay twilight cricket...

Education shaping up to be a key battleground in NSW election

There is a teacher shortage and both the NSW Greens and Labor are focussing their efforts on highlighting the situation the NSW public education system is in as they campaign for the next NSW election. 

Election 2013

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Our in-depth coverage of the federal election includes many not to be missed articles. It will constantly be updated with new information and stories in the coming weeks.

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With 110 candidates, the metre-wide ballot paper hid a lot of controversial preference deals by the minor and micro-parties.

Page Electorate

Coverage including candidate profiles

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Kevin Hogan from The Nationals

The Nationals’ Kevin Hogan defeated Labor’s Janelle Saffin in the 2013 election. The seat of Page includes Lismore, Grafton, Ballina and Casino – the electorate is one of the nation’s poorest according to the 2011 Census profile. Ballina is the only major coastal centre in this predominantly rural electorate.

Since being elected he has stated that he would cross the floor if necessary to uphold his stand to keep the Northern Rivers CSG free.

Richmond Electorate

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Justine Elliot  – re-elected in 2013

Coverage including candidate profiles

The seat of Richmond was retained on a reduced majority by sitting member Justine Elliot in 2013.  She has held the seat since 2004. The seat includes the coastal strip from Tweed Heads to south of Byron Bay, and inland to Nimbin and Murwillumbah. The seat contains one of the nation’s highest proportions of caravan park dwellers together with less well off retirees in Tweed, the nation’s strongest polling booths for the Greens in the hills around Mullumbimby, as well as a sea change population around Byron.

 

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Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.