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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Unions meet with Norco over staff stand down

With flood-ravaged Norco in Lismore under scrutiny, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, and the Electrical Trades Union met with management on Thursday to discuss the company’s plans for its Lismore ice cream factory.

Byron Music Society’s Big Sing

Byron Music Society presents ‘A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms’ (Ein Deutsches Requiem), recognised as one of the greatest...

Businesses launch campaign against holiday let policy

Businesses who say they would be adversely impacted by Council’s proposal to cap holiday letting to 90 days have gone on the offensive by launching a PR campaign.

Bioenergy facility funding rejected

Mayor Michael Lyon is downplaying a funding rejection for Council’s much touted Bioenergy Facility proposal by a federal government agency, claiming other funding sources are available.

Young people rally for a climate-positive budget

On Sunday hundreds of young people took part in a rally in Brisbane with a clear message for Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers: protect our future by ensuring no new funding for fossil fuels in the October budget update.

Consideration of state significant farmland for SUGA development leaves bitter taste

One of Ballina Shire Council’s independents is continuing to argue against suggested expansions of development between the plateau villages of Alstonville and Wollongbar.

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Addressing drug issues a team effort

Applications are now open for the Local Drug Action Team Program, a joint initiative of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and the Australian Government which provides community organisations with funding to address alcohol and drug issues.

Disaster resilience and youth mentoring for OS

Ocean Shores residents are set to benefit from a $40,000 grant as part of the NSW disaster resilient and future ready (DR:FR) Get Ready program.

BYS launches pantry project

Byron Youth Service have partnered with the Northern Rivers Pantry Project to collect donated items and distribute them to families hit hard at the moment.

Health and wellbeing grants announced for youth projects

The Northern NSW government has announced the winners of their Youth Health and Wellbeing Grants. 

Naked and told to squat in a corner: a 16-yr-old’s Splendour experience

Sixteen years old, lining up to get into a music festival, separated from friends, taken into a tent and forced to strip.

Two decades on, and Deb still loves her job

Youth Worker Deb Pearse is celebrating 20 years as the Mullumbimby Byron Youth Service (BYS) Cottage and Street Cruise co-ordinator.

Student art to adorn Cottage

Nine girls from Mullumbimby High have completed a creative arts program at the Byron Youth Service cottage with youth workers Karma Barnes and Deb Pearse.

A marketplace for the younger gen

The Byron Flea Market may be one of the least-known market spaces in the northern rivers, but it is one of the best – it encourages young up-and-coming entrepreneurs! 

art project launched

A new community street-art installation has been created by a group of young women through the youth arts mentoring project.

Forum taking a different tack on issues facing young people

Every year or so the media seems to declare that our ‘youth are in crisis’, and politicians rush in with promises of funding to ‘fix the problem’. A few weeks later the bandwagon moves on with little having actually been done to address the challenges facing young people.

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.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.