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Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

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Storytelling at its best in Ballina

A new community storytelling event will take place at the Ballina CWA Hall on Sunday September 11.

A chance for young poets to shine

Youth poets across the region are being invited to take part in the John West Youth Poetry Cup in Byron Bay on August 27.

Veteran-led flood recovery operation launched

Disaster Relief Australia, a veteran-led organisation, has launched a flood recovery operation in a bit to help Northern Rivers residents recover from catastrophic flooding.

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

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Deforestation forum in Byron Bay

A free workshop to discuss new laws that are accelerating deforestation across NSW and how communities can restore environmental protections will be held on Thursday, July 26, at Marvell Hall, Byron Bay.

Local Nationals MLC defends ‘biodiversity’ laws

Local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has defended his government's newly introduced acts which environmentalists say will open the gate to large-scale land clearing, threaten vulnerable species and ‘significantly weaken wildlife, soil and water protections.’

‘Broad-scale land clearing’ bill could be introduced this week

The Baird government’s controversial Biodiversity Conservation Bill, which opponents say could potentially see 300,000 hectares of koala habitat cleared in the northern rivers alone, could be introduced to parliament as early as this week.

NOROC slams Baird’s proposed tree-clearing laws

Northern Rivers Regional Organisation of Councils , the peak body for the region’s local government organisations, has made a damning appraisal of the Baird government’s proposed new biodiversity and land-clearing laws.

Biodiversity Bill a path to extinction

Kate Smolski , Chief Executive Officer , Nature Conservation Council of NSW Many people in NSW may not know that Premier Mike Baird is rewriting...

Baird’s ‘war on trees’ comes to Lismore

A community meeting in Lismore has called on the Baird government to ‘end its war on trees’ and to increase protection for local bushland, wildlife and the climate by strengthening nature protection laws.

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces of Australian and international art. The...

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and unknown to the human inhabitants...

Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!

Victoria Cosford There’s a steady stream of customers at Jodie’s stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their plastic containers – 100 per...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback but upmarket restaurant, with an...