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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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Spice Palace: Fresh, local and made from scratch

Rob Cullinan and Duska Jefed are the couple behind Spice Palace. They lovingly make dips, tapenade, dukkah, harissa, chilli...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’...

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Bioenergy precaution

The notion of ‘Green Energy’ has recently excited business investors and no doubt the public. We need positive solutions...

Stories about "Bush Regeneration":

Mullum’s riverbank undergoes bush regeneration

A collaboration between Mullumbimby High and Byron Council will soon see bush regeneration along 500m of the Mullumbimby Creek, which meanders behind the school.

Capturing carbon, nature’s way

One of the best ways to mitigate climate change is to capture carbon – by tree planting, of course! Shearwater Steiner School in Mullumbimby is getting hands on with its students and getting their hands in the dirt.

Greens’ $31 million plan for Githabul forest program

Greens NSW environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann and the party’s Lismore candidate Sue Higginson have announced a $31.5 million ten-year plan to transfer care and control of almost 30,000 hectares of state forests north of Kyogle to the Githabul Tribe.

ReForest Now’s very important earth mission

More than 2,800 seedlings and thousands of rainforest seeds have been saved by local not-for-profit group ReForest Now, which has recently completed a brand new rainforest tree nursery at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens.

Landcare funding slashed 80 per cent

An environmental volunteer co-ordination network that supports on-ground Landcare groups to restore degraded public and private land says  there has been a sharp decline in government funding.

New native planting guide will help gardeners make savvy choices

Home gardeners, landscape architects and those who are passionate about bush regeneration can now jump online and use the new Tweed-Byron Native Species Planting Guide to choose the right plant for the right place.

Making peace with the weeds

Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare volunteers have been working for the past eight years on a five-hectare dune-regeneration project just south of Brunswick Surf Club.

Native timber showcase and design competition launches

In an ambitious project to both regenerate local rainforest and create a market for native timbers environmentalists and farmers have come together to create the inaugural Sustainable Native Timber Showcase and Design Competition and are asking locals to get involved.

Regeneration of creek key aim for Teven eco venue

Kate and Tony LeMessurier are the recipients of a $40,000 grant to help continue to regenerate the local ecosystem of Maguires Creek near Teven.

Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve gets a ‘de-nox’

Littoral rainforest in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve, Ocean Shores, is well on the road to recovery after a much needed ‘de-nox’ treatment, with two hectares of noxious and environmental weeds removed by professional bush regenerators.

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.