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Sunday choral celebration to raise funds for new Syrian refugee families

Two Syrian refugee families have been welcomed on the Northern Rivers in recet months as part of a national resettlement pilot program featuring just ten families.

The politics of climate are a changin’ 

When Tony Abbott won the Liberal Party leadership in 2009, he said the politics of climate had changed. He was referring to soaring electricity prices and his belief that blaming these price hikes on the Rudd government’s proposed climate change commitments would bring him electoral success. 

Pod homes for Lismore ready for residents

The Southern Cross University temporary housing site is now officially operational and serving as a home for flood affected Lismore locals.

Roller skating, skateboarding and more for Lismore

The ‘Lismore Urban Sports Precinct’ will deliver skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, scootering and sport climbing infrastructure as well as associated recreational infrastructure. 

Dogs – stay out 

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

Cinema: Seriously Red

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Bangalow food hub proposal withdrawn

Updated, Wednesday, 5.30pm Byron Shire Council has confirmed that a controversial development application for a massive food processing estate on the outskirts of Bangalow has been withdrawn by the proponents following widespread objection to the development.

Parties united in opposition to food hub

Asren Pugh, Bangalow.  It’s refreshing to see cross-party opposition to the food hub near Bangalow. It should now be clear to the Joint Regional Planning Panel...

Nat joins Greens in opposing Bangalow food precinct site

In a rare show of bipartisanship, North Coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has joined his Greens counterpart Dawn Walker in calling for the Joint Regional Planning Panel to reject a controversial industrial food processing complex on rural land just outside of Bangalow.

Food precinct could endanger Bangalow’s koalas: Greens

North Coast Greens MP and koala protection spokesperson Dawn Walker has raised the plight of Bangalow’s koala population in NSW Parliament and thrown her support behind the community campaign against the proposed mega food precinct at Lot 201 Lismore Road, Bangalow.

Bangalow food hub supports local growers

Sheryl Rennie, Bangalow. The Bangaow 'Food Hub’ will support local food growers and food manufacturers which already supply the domestic and international market.

Productive farmland should not be developed

Sue Taylor, Bangalow. As climate change presents us with an unpredictable future, the protection of agricultural land and soil becomes even more relevant and perhaps urgent.

Bangalow food hub meeting planned August 17

A public meeting has been called by the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) to hear from the public over a large-scale development proposed...

Byron Greens councillors oppose Bangalow food hub

Byron's majority Greens councillors led by mayor Simon Richardson have announced they will oppose the proposed Bangalow Food Hub development.

Bangalow food hub opponents elitist

Colin Clarke, Ocean Shores. How elitist are our precious Bangalow anti-development campaigners? Firstly, to set the record straight in regard to Tom Tabart’s comments: if that...

Bangalow food hub and its sewerage

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. It is heartening that Matt Corbett from Clunes has no problem with the mega-development proposed for Bangalow, after all most industrial traffic will go East through our town and he will not be bothered.

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

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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.