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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

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The 29th annual Ernies a shocking look at misogyny

Has lockdown made misogyny worse? We could find out tomorrow when the 29th Annual Ernies Awards for sexist remarks give out their gongs

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Comment: Court rejects challenges to vax laws

More than a million people tuned into the live stream of  Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard via the NSW Supreme Court’s YouTube channel over the past couple of weeks, many hoping for a judgment which invalidates public health orders which mandate vaccines for certain industries, such as healthcare, aged care and construction.

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.

Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on...

Stories about "carbon pricing":

Abbott feeds age-old prejudice

Edward Tresler, Byron Bay. I am surprised at people who voted for Tony Abbott who say didn’t know what they would get. Many people voted with malice and hatred against the Labor Party and out of selfish self-interest.

Why kids should take Direct Action

Greg Hunt is a seasoned political grown-up: a person who understands that you can't be too wedded to your ideals if you're going to make your mark in politics.

Shorten can make Abbott look silly on carbon pricing

Tony Abbott has only been in power for a little over a month, but he is already looking increasingly isolated, both on his home turf and in the international arena, in his stubborn insistence on repealing a market price for carbon.

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.