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Highway crash heading north from Byron

A crash on the Pacific Motorway heading north from the Byron Shire on Monday morning reduced traffic to a single lane around 11am.

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Bananarama

Bananas are receiving a special focus at the moment due to an insidious virus called ‘bunchy top virus’. At the farmers’ market lately, the Australian Banana Growers’ Council has had a stall in a bid to educate and alert the public about it.

After school care phased out 

Byron Council will cease providing out of school hours care (OSHC) in the shire after deciding that the cost and regulatory burden is too great to bear.

Mass tree-planting planned for Bruns River in Mullum

More than five thousand native plants are to be planted along Brunswick River banks in Mullumbimby.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation wins major international prize

Australia's Indigenous Literacy Foundation is the 2024 recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature – a global award given annually to a person or organisation for their outstanding contribution to children’s and young adult literature.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Jack Evans Boat Harbour upgrade to provide vital access to water as climate warms

Having somewhere to swim (or just connect with water), like a country town swimming pool, the local creek or river swimming hole, or the ocean, is important in a hot country like Australia.

Stories about "Bentley Blockade":

Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Knitting the Big Cardigan of resistance

Whenever anyone says, ‘There is nothing we can do,’ I think of the Knitting Nannas. I think of this powerful and politically potent group of older women who hold the frontline of so many impossible protests with a ball of yarn and a cheeky conversation, and not just an ironing board – an iron will! They stand in unity. They know there is work to be done. And they do it.

Freedom to protest needs to be protected as environmental activists targeted

The forests of the Northern Rivers were protected in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s by activism. The Terania Creek protest was a landmark environmental protest

Ten years gasfield free – what did it all mean?

Recently I’ve been wading through hundreds of hours of archival material from the successful struggle to keep the Northern Rivers gasfield free. The collective optimism and unity in the face of what seemed, at the time, like an unstoppable opponent, is inspiring. 

The loneliness of the long distance activist

In Australia, it's not easy being green. There are no monuments to those who have risked their lives and liberty in the defence of Australia's unique and precious ecology.

Bentley blockaders back in action for flood relief

Bentley blockaders are coordinating flood relief assistance in Lismore using their on the ground co-ordination and communication gained during the blockade to assist the community during the clean up.

Youngest Page candidate signs ‘pollution-free’ pledge

Greens candidate for the seat of Page, Kudra Falla-Ricketts, launched her campaign yesterday at the site of the Bentley CSG battleground.

Metgasco gone: shareholders accept govt buyback

Metgasco shareholders have voted to accept the NSW Government’s $25 million CSG licence buyback offer which means the northern rivers will remain gasfield free and protected by community.

Metgasco shareholders set to vote on buyback plan

Members of Gasfields Free Northern Rivers are embarking on what they hope will be a final trip to Sydney to watch the outcome of a critical vote of Metgasco shareholders on Wednesday.

Metgasco should ‘take the money and run’

Despite overwhelming public opposition, junior gas miner Metgasco announced Monday that a proposed timeframe for its Rosella (Bentley) drilling program will be announced ‘in the next few weeks’.

Groundswell of support for people power doco

Concerned citizens are voicing their opposition to coal seam gas mining by supporting a documentary about the grassroots campaign to boot ‘a big, dirty industry’ out of the northern rivers and keep the region gasfield free.

Mass tree-planting planned for Bruns River in Mullum

More than five thousand native plants are to be planted along Brunswick River banks in Mullumbimby.

Who is our next GG?

Sam Mostyn has been announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as Australia's next governor-general. So what sort of woman is she, and why has her appointment sent the right wing media into a tizz?

Byron swimmer airlifted to hospital

A man swimming in Byron Bay on the weekend was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, rescuers said. 

Woodburn: ute hits, kills pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman walking in Woodburn died on Sunday morning when a teenager driving a ute crashed into her, police said.