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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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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.

Venice: Infinitely Avante-Garde

Come on your own Grand Tour of Venice next Wednesday at Byron Theatre. Explore the historic city and its...

Wahlburgers in Byron

Walking into Wahlburgers on Sunday arvo, the sun was shining, the staff were smiling, there was a nice vibe...

Have your say on housing and growth

Lismore City Council is seeking community feedback on two draft plans intended to guide the location and type of housing to support recovery in coming decades.

Comment: Why we need a federal ICAC

I’ve been thinking about very slow things. Thinking about very fast trains that are very slow coming. Thinking about the never-ending Ballina-Byron Airport upgrade – build a new entry, take it out. Build a new, new entry. Take it out. Rinse, repeat.

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.

Stories about "Cape Byron Lighthouse":

Vale Norma ‘Nu’ McCabe 1927–2019

Norma Reilly lived a varied life, from jillaroo to living at the Cape Byron Lighthouse before setting happily in Mullumbimby for her retirement.

Man rescued from Cape Byron

A man has been rescued from the cliff face beneath the Cape Byron Lighthouse after police and rescue workers were called to the site at around 11am.

Lighthouse is its own best work of art

Clive Jeffery, Mullumbimby. The Council, Councillors and the Public Art Panel are all surely joking! Aren’t they? Commissioning a sculpture 12.0 metres high in the form...

Keeping a lighthouse was a family affair

The light was the priority and it took the commitment of everyone to ensure it beamed out each night and keep boats from being smashed on the rocks. Byron lighthouse museum has recognised the important role that lighthouse keepers and their families played with their recently opened exhibition at Care Byron lighthouse.

Road closed after incident at Byron Lighthouse

Police and emergency services have closed Lighthouse Road at Byron Bay and are asking motorists and pedestrians to avoid the area after an earlier incident at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

Byron Lighthouse to turn red for World AIDS Day

Cape Byron Lighthouse will be lit in red for three nights from tonight to celebrate World AIDS Day (December 1).

‘Flying saucer crashed into Byron Lighthouse’

Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith has lashed out at a new structure at the Cape Byron Lighthouse café describing it as looking like a flying saucer has crashed into the lighthouse.

Will Byron be the next Venice?

Charles McFarland, Ewingsdale. This morning I took a walk on the Lighthouse Track, thinking that the National Park, at least, would be unchanged. Alas, no. The terrace by the cafe near the lighthouse is being torn up, so the cafe is closed. If you are thinking about enjoying a reviving beverage while calmly enjoying the view, forget it.

Cape Byron Lighthouse to get LED lighting

Renovations are underway at the Cape Byron Lighthouse that will include upgrading the light source of the lens to modern LED (light emitting diode) bulbs after painting works are complete, as part of a trial.

Bright flash, then blackness: lighthouse goes dark

Anyone looking towards Cape Byron on Tuesday night would have had the spooky experience of seeing… nothing. The familiar sweep of light from the lighthouse was gone.

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.