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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Father of Julian Assange to speak on the Northern Rivers this week

Northern Rivers residents can hear Mr Shipton in person at the Courthouse Hotel this Tuesday, May 4, from 7pm as part of the monthly Turning Point Talks.

Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Miracles left, right and centre?

It's emerged Scott Morrison had used a taxpayer-funded VIP jet to attend a Pentecostal conference on the Gold Coast.

Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

Stories about "climate":

Cartoon of the week – 28 April, 2021

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BOM annual climate statement released

The Bureau of Meteorology says 2020 was the fourth-warmest year on record for Australia, with the nation's temperature for the year 1.15 °C above the 1961–1990 average.

Climate change, insurance and you

Flood and fire are no strangers to either the Byron Shire or the Northern Rivers. As the dry conditions continue and the climate emergency news keeps rolling in, people are looking for ways to understand what is taking place and how to respond.

The future of climate change is here

The smoke has been settling in the valley like mist in the mornings as fires burn throughout NSW and Queensland.

All aboard the Extinction Express

Something has changed in the climate crisis argument…

Climate journalist Dahr Jamail in Mullum

Award-winning US climate journalist Dahr Jamail will speak at the Mullum Civic Memorial Hall on Wednesday June 26 from 7pm.

I can’t vote – so can you vote for me?

As you probably know, there is a federal election coming up tomorrow. As a young person, I can see the world crashing down around us but I cannot vote, so essentially, I am powerless.

Lismore, Byron chosen to show climate leadership

Lismore city council and Byron shire council are the only two councils in Australia that have been selected to join a panel at the Australian Climate Leadership Summit in Sydney on 5 November.

Byron chosen for carbon plan launch

Eve Jeffery The northern rivers will host a sneak preview launch of a major cutting-edge study revealing a path to making all existing buildings carbon...

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.