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Consumer watchdog asked to investigate MasterChef ‘renewable gas’ claims

Claims that ‘renewable gas’ is making MasterChef 'greener' are under scrutiny following a complaint to the ACCC.

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Red Devils on fire at top of local rugby league

The Byron Bay Red Devils have made it four out of four across three grades for the 2024 NRRRL...

Is Kyogle Council misrepresenting changes to Private Native Forestry approvals?

The Kyogle Environment Group has challenged Kyogle Council’s presumption thatapplying for a Private Native Forestryplan from both Local Land Services and Council ‘essentially duplicates the assessment’.

Save Wallum protectors escape fines, convictions

Seven Save Wallum protectors charged with locking on and obstructing civil works at the contentious urban development at Brunswick Heads had their cases dismissed in the Byron Local Court on Monday, with no fines and no convictions recorded.

Baby, it’s chilly outside

Three Lords and the Byron Theatre are presenting a special performance of the 1983 classic film The Big Chill on Saturday, May 26. The show includes a concert performance of the soundtrack by The Byron Theatre Orchestra, along with food trucks, cocktails and perhaps the odd bit of audience participation.

Homicide investigation following fatal crash – Wardell

Police are appealing for information as a homicide investigation is launched following a fatal crash near Wardell earlier this year.

Marlivale Farm

Victoria Cosford Mac’s face lights up as he describes the rice fields near Nimbin, home to the family-owned Marlivale Farm....

Stories about "Asbestos disposal":

Byron Council to bury asbestos waste ‘adjacent to estuary’

Byron Shire Council proposes to ‘permanently cap’ small amounts of asbestos, along with soils contaminated with non-leachable contaminants at a disused effluent pond at the old South Byron Sewerage Treatment Plant, drawing the ire of a local environmentalist.

Local asbestos program nominated for award

The increase in DYI household renovations has highlights the importance of how to identify asbestos. It was the increasing quantity of asbestos that was unknowingly being taken to waste facilities in the northern rivers that lead to the development of the North East Waste’s Household Asbestos Testing Program.

Byron builder fined $8,000 for dumping asbestos

A Byron shire builder was recently fined $8,000 for illegally disposing of asbestos at the Myocum waste facility, after an investigation nailed him as the culprit.

Asbestos trial cuts cost of disposal

Councils across the northern rivers have launched a trial this month which will cut asbestos disposal costs for households by up to 60 per cent.

Stone & Wood wins at Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood Brewing are proud to announce a big win at the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards held last night, with the brewery’s Big Pale Ale taking home the title of Champion Australian Beer. Big Pale Ale also took out the Best Australian Pale Ale category.

Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

Wombat burrows provide critical shelter for other species

A new study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy, found wombat burrows help other animals by providing critical shelter for numerous species following severe wildfire, and may even be an important source of water.

Hundreds of DV arrests across state

Police have charged more than 550 people during a four-day operation targeting the state’s most dangerous domestic and family violence offenders.