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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

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.

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

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Strong winds and good tides set up a race day of fast sailing on the Tweed River

Matt Andrews with his trusty crew puts Powder Monkeys through its paces. Photo supplied. A big incoming tide and a...

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

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Splendour 2020 cancelled – what does this mean for locals?

Another festival cancelled – what does this mean for a region that is so highly dependent on tourism and festivals?

Greens MP calls for tourist infrastructure fund

Ballina MP Tamara Smith has announced a plan for a Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund, a plan that she says she will be taking to the state election in March.

#SaveByron from over-tourism

A #SaveByron from over-tourism public meeting is being called for this Wednesday at 7pm as locals collect signatures to ask that Byron Shire be exempt from new holiday letting laws that will come into effect in January 2019.

How state govt plans to funnel more tourists into Byron

The NSW government has set 'aggressive' new international visitor targets for its Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan with a regional NSW target of $20 billion by 2020.

Byron council considers opt-in visitor fund

Mayor Simon Richardson says the money raised through the scheme would be used for highly visible projects such as building new playgrounds, boardwalks and change rooms.  

Unravelling the secrets of Byron

Byron Council has launched a new map it says is ‘designed to help visitors discover hidden gems and attractions across the whole of the Byron Shire'.

Growing up in a holiday destination: kids speak

A new research project exploring the experience of the 2,800 local youth growing up in Byron Shire has found that many have a love-hate relationship with their hometowns.

Byron Labor condemns biggest rate rise in NSW

The Byron Labor Secretary Asren Pugh has slammed the decision by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to approve the 33.5 per cent rate rise for the Byron Shire.

Is this the new face of Byron Bay?

Byron Bay’s dynamic filmmaking duo Jonatan and Sebastian Lundmark have released a promotional video they hope will change the way that visitors see our region. Watch the video.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Council calls for tourist net

Authorities are concerned that the shark netting of some north coast beaches has created a bigger environmental threat than they initially expected. With the...

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.