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I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

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Byron Shire residents urged to get tested

Fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been found in the Byron Bay sewerage treatment plant (STP) that services Byron Bay, Broken Head, Suffolk Park, Wategos, and Sunrise areas and the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) are asking residents and visitors to get tested at the first sign of any symptoms.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A vulnerable freedom

To live in a caring community might sometimes come at the cost of small individual liberties – like wearing a mask in the post office for ten minutes while you complete your transaction.

Saddle Road land snapped up for $10m

A picturesque property in Brunswick Heads that was once slated to become an eco-village may become a light industrial precinct after the owners sold it to a developer for $10 million. 

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

With avocados, farmer fresh is best

There are many different avocado varieties, but walk around the supermarket and you might get the impression there is...

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Moratorium on CSG passes NSW Upper House

Labor, the Greens, the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party and the Animal Justice Party joined together with independent MLC Justin Field to pass the Coal Seam Gas Moratorium Bill last night in the NSW Upper House. The challenge now is to get support for it in the Lower House.

AJP calls for horse racing royal commission while pokie profits rise

‘America has a gun problem, Australia has a gambling problem,’ says former Animal Justice Party candidate for Ballina and Northern Rivers based animal rights advocate Cathy Blasonato.

Hurst MP says Berejiklian Government’s decision condones animal cruelty

Animals activists are standing fast in the fight for equal rights for all earthlings and that often means going against main stream by protesting and protecting the voiceless.

Blasonato wants us to vote for animals

A tireless animal welfare and rights advocate, Cathy Blasonato has been announced as the Animal Justice Party (AJP) candidate for Ballina.

Lismore animal lovers unite against greyhound industry

Northern rivers animal lovers will take part in a nationwide protest on Sunday in a bid to shut down the controversial greyhound racing industry.

Animal Justice Party brings home the bacon

The results are in for the final seat in the NSW upper house, and just about everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. Here’s why.

Animal Justice Party drops Ballina candidate

The Animal Justice Party’s candidate for the seat of Ballina, Angela Pollard, has been told that her services are no longer required. Ms Pollard told Echonetdaily that the party has ‘decided to shift its resources to Lismore.'

Angela Pollard, Ballina candidate for the Animal Justice Party

After years of frustration and distress at seeing animals being failed by our laws and our politicians, I joined the newly-formed Animal Justice Party because of its focus on animal wellbeing and policies that seek to make a change for the better for all animals.

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.