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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Something about Ash and Sara

The Rock & Roll Coffee Company is proud to present the second showcase in their Something About Songwriters series featuring...

Call to halt approved Kingscliff developments over flood risks

Kingscliff locals fear that approved, but not yet built developments, will cause more intense flooding of existing houses in the future if the developments go ahead.

Kinship Festival

One of the region’s largest cultural events returns to Murwillumbah and excitement is building for the seventh annual Kinship...

NSW Government fails to listen to community on native forest logging

NSW Greens MP Sue Higginson says the NSW Government response to the 21 thousand signatories on a petition to end native forest logging has failed to recognise the considered calls for a transition plan that makes economic and ecological sense.

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Interview with Lisa Cowan, founder and executive producer of Art Byron

Love or fear and the Art of Byron The inaugural art gathering for Art Byron has been waiting for two...

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Shenhua’s gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

News is trickling through unofficial channels about the possibility of a Berejiklian government plan to buy out the remaining licence from the Shenhua Watermark coal mine project at Breeze in the state's west.

Adani launches legal proceedings as traditional owners evict Adani

As Adani launches legal action against activist Ben Pennings for his organisation of anti-Adani campaigning traditional owners of the mine's access to the site are restricting access to the mine site.

Friday D-Day for Adani civil resistance

Thus far, a coal mine has never been stopped in Queensland on environmental grounds. A majority of Queenslanders want to stop Adani's disastrous thermal coal mine. But politicians in firmly bed with billionaire mining magnates have failed to represent us.

QED approves largest coal mine

The Queensland Labor Government’s approval of the Adani Carmichael mine is a climate pollution disaster, which threatens our Great Barrier Reef and groundwater, and delays genuine job creation, according to the Greens.

A night with Muzz: stories from the front line

Murray 'Muzz' Drechsler left the Northern Rivers three years ago to try to prevent the Leard State Forest from being turned into a massive coal mine.

The farmer and the mining giant

Sam Clift is a broadacre farmer, who grows wheat, barley and cotton. A Chinese mining company has moved into town and is buying up big around Gunnedah and Sam’s place is pretty much one of the last farms on their list of must-haves.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.