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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

Sherril claims open singles bowls championship

Sherril Pearce had the best of the day, beating Lorraine ‘Blossom’ McCormick 25–12 to win the open singles championship...

Iron Gates developer launches appeal against DA refusal at Evans Head

It is a saga that has been going on for over 30 years and that some hoped might finally have come to an end. But that is not to be the case with an appeal against the refusal of the Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head now having been submitted.

GG, Bob Carr, and Morrison

Back page note (7 September) from Bob Carr that the Governor-General (GG) got $18m from Morrison at the same...

Unions meet with Norco over staff stand down

With flood-ravaged Norco in Lismore under scrutiny, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, and the Electrical Trades Union met with management on Thursday to discuss the company’s plans for its Lismore ice cream factory.

Mangroves keep carbon in the soil for 5,000 years

Marine forests are great long-term carbon sinks. In fact, according to new research on a Mexican mangrove forest, they can keep carbon out of the atmosphere for millennia.

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Byron shire council calls for federal approach to coastal hazards

Byron shire councillors voted 8–1 last week to ‘write to our local members of parliament calling for a coordinated national approach to managing coastal hazards…

Byron coastal plan to be recalled

Byron Shire Council’s re-elected Greens mayor Simon Richardson says he will use the progressives’ thumping new majority to recall the controversial CZMP, pushed through in the dying days of the previous council.

Greens petition to redo Byron’s coastal policy

Greens organisers say they have collected nearly 200 signatures so far for a petition calling for NSW planning minister Rob Stokes to return the ‘fatally flawed’ coastal policy back to Byron Shire Council for re-drafting after the September elections.

State govt refuses Belongil seawall funding

While the long-running saga of building a 1.1km Belongil Beach seawall may well have exhausted public interest, the significance of its outcome could send Byron Council broke and force an eventual amalgamation, at least according to one councillor.

CZMP – the issues

Art Burroughes - Mullumbimby What is the proper response for a community contemplating an impending slow-motion natural disaster? Not tearing itself apart to be sure. The...

Facts and myths of rock wall at Belongil

Mary Gardner, Byron Bay In Byron Bay, freedom is to wander, romp and cartwheel along the beach. Alone or part of a crowd, in every...

Will rock wall herald redevelopment of Belongil?

Roy Giles, Suffolk Park The leader of pro-rock wall councillors, Sol Ibraham, has said ‘there are around a dozen property owners on the Belongil spit whose properties are...

Legal advice, what legal advice? Byron council’s Fawlty Towers moment

There was one moment at last Thursday’s Council meeting when you could hear a pin drop. It was just after Cr Sol Ibrahim blurted out that everyone should be worried about the legal advice regarding the Coastal Zone Management Plan Byron Bay Embayment.

Byron coastal plan irresponsible

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I remain incredulous that Byron Shire Council intends to build a rock wall at Belongil with no mitigation measures, in the...

Belongil history can’t be rewritten

Pauline Kapral, Ocean Shores Susan Skyvington’s 1991 memory of only two houses in Belongil area is unfortunately a few bob short of reality. If you...

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

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.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.