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‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

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Police pursuit after ute and motorbike stolen

NSW Police were at Pat Smith Park in Dulguigan, after reports a motorcycle had been stolen. As they arrived two males fled the scene, one on a motorcycle and the other in an Isuzu utility. The utility failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

NSW says ‘No’ to decriminalising drugs but pivots towards a health-based response

After waiting almost three years to respond to the recommendations of the NSW Ice Inquiry NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, has rejected the recommendation to decriminalise use of illicit drugs. 

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Lismore activist who blocked Sydney traffic has charges dismissed

This morning, twenty-two year old climate activist Mali Cooper faced court in Lismore, after blocking the entrance to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel during peak hour traffic in June, to protest inaction on the climate emergency.

Rooftop solar installation safety in the spotlight

Workers installing solar panels on rooftops can expect a visit from SafeWork NSW Inspectors, who are undertaking a six-month state-wide operation to ensure safety in this busy industry.

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Short films grace the screen from Oct 21

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is back from October 21 to 30 with a ten-day program of premieres, panels and parties.

Celebrating rebirth and renewal

With perfect spring weather on offer for the occasion, Cape Byron Steiner School recently held its annual Spring Fair.

Have putter, will fundraise

It’s time to round up your woods, irons, sand wedges and putters, and practise your swing for this Sunday’s Charity Golf Day for the Byron Bay Central Hospital Auxiliary.

BayFM show seeks women’s input  

BayFM is offering women of all ages and gender persuasions the opportunity to join Sista Radio, a project funded by a new Community Broadcast...

Youth production Our Home Holiday Town screens

A thought-provoking, ‘poignant social action’ theatrical production called Our Home Holiday Town will be screened on September 29 at the YAC.

Biodiversity Offsets inadequate: NSW Auditor General

One of the key planning mechanisms that enabled the Byron Bay Butler Street Bypass has been found to be lacking in integrity, transparency, and sustainability by the NSW Auditor General.

Bluesfest – who’s coming your way?

The first artists' announcement for the 34th Bluesfest, from 6 till 10 April, 2023 is on the table with internationals back in the mix including Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mavis Staples and Elvis Costello & The Imposters making the journey back to Oz to excite audiences.

‘Matriarch’ of The Pass rides her eternal wave

There will be a celebration of Maggi Luke’s wild and colourful life at the Pass this coming Saturday 27 August – drop in if you dare!

Sewage erupts in Byron

A major sewer main at Council’s Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) burst last week in Byron, affecting residents.

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.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.