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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Mangroves keep carbon in the soil for 5,000 years

Marine forests are great long-term carbon sinks. In fact, according to new research on a Mexican mangrove forest, they can keep carbon out of the atmosphere for millennia.

Forever Diamond – Celebrating 50 years of Neil

Neil Diamond is a phenomenon who gives truly special and personal shows that legions of fans return to see...

Lord Ability collided with other dogs at the first turn and fell

The latest death of a young greyhound at Grafton yesterday has sparked calls for an independent review of Australia’s new and rebuilt taxpayer-funded racetracks.

Caper Byron – it’s going to be food bliss!

Caper Byron Bay; Our Food and Culture Festival has launched their first program, inclusive of more than 30 diverse...

Meet Byron’s surf champ, Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart

While Byron attracts surfers of amazing skill, there have only been a few world champions. 

$8.5m allocated for upgrade of Goonellabah to Wollongbar Road

Funding to investigate and upgrade the Bruxner Highway between Goonellabah and Wollongbar has been allocated by the Federal and NSW State governments.

Stories about "animal welfare":

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.

Being Vegan: Let me tell ya ’bout the birds and the bees (Part 1)

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: Why don’t vegans use eggs and honey?

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.

A Toulouse goose on the loose!

From Byron Shire to Singapore and back again – that is the story of the goose on the loose, its adventures and journey back to the loving arms of its happy young owner Hugh Bishop.

Govts ‘bad eggs’ on free-range

The decision by state and federal ministers on Thursday to define ‘free-range’ as up to 10,000 birds per hectare is a win for intensive...

Greens reintroduce bill to ban sow stalls

NSW Greens MP and animal welfare spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has reintroduced a Greens bill to ban sow stalls and farrowing crates for...

Puppy farms must be abolished now

Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens NSW MLC and spokesperson for animal welfare. The closure and banning of puppy farms in NSW must be closed as a matter of urgency following various disturbing news reports over the weekend.

Kittens dumped in a big

Michela Brown, cat and kitten carer, Alstonville. A mid-morning phone call from a caring person in Nimbin: two very young kittens found in ‘an Aldi type’ bag on a quiet country road in the Nimbin area.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.