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A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child...

Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

Are developers threatening court action over controversial Iron Gates development?

Using the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) to exclude effective public dialogue on development appears to, once again, be being used to drive forward development in the Northern Rivers.

Viruses

Viruses are organisms at the edge of life and possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating...

Stories about "citizen science":

Weaving Nyangbal yarns in Ballina

Weaving Nyangbal yarns of the Richmond River is a special program of the Citizen Science workshop, happening in conjunction with the Speaking with the River exhibition now showing at Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina.

Turtle tracks spotted on Clarkes Beach

Tracks belonging to an egg-laden female turtle have been spotted on Clarkes Beach.

Priceless books at your fingertips to inspire citizen science

The young lemon tree’s future is at risk. I find this stout caterpillar, a deep green with short sharp spines. It sports three very small legs in front, four stumpy prolegs behind and a clasper at the rear. I watch the monster eat an entire leaf as big as itself in under a minute.

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the most vulnerable and otherwise to...

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for us as part of OzGreen...

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did it, so I can too’. Let’s...

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is problematic because noise is a...