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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

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Rip Starters light up twilight cricket

The Rip Starters have played big hitting cricket to go to the top of the Byron Bay twilight cricket...

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Education shaping up to be a key battleground in NSW election

There is a teacher shortage and both the NSW Greens and Labor are focussing their efforts on highlighting the situation the NSW public education system is in as they campaign for the next NSW election. 

A festival for film BUFFs

Building upon last year’s electric event, the Byron Underground Film Festival (BUFF) returns to shake things up, expand the...

Avoiding parking fees

I have just discovered the solution to avoid parking fees in Byron Bay. Simply buy a motorcycle and park on...

RAT effectiveness: does it wane with each new COVID-19 variant?

While the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is the site of most immunity-evading mutations, RATs instead search for the nucleocapsid proteins below the virus surface.

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Wildlife hospital powering ahead at Macadamia Castle, and coming to TV

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is going from strength to strength since relocating to the Macadamia Castle, on the Hinterland Way north of Lennox Head, in October. Matilda the mobile vet hospital is now based next to the electric vehicle charging stations and there's a renewed focus on native wildlife and education within the park.

Gondwana Festival launched

Adventurers and conservationists are collaborating to celebrate the regeneration of a beautiful, ancient landscape in a month-long festival.

Sea Shepherd screens Chasing the Thunder in Byron

The latest film from Sea Shepherd is Chasing the Thunder, a thrilling high seas adventure where two marine conservation captains go on a hundred-day chase of the illegal poacher and pirate fishing vessel, the Thunder.

South Coast swaps out marine sanctuaries for fishing zones

Vital sanctuary zones in the Batemans Marine Park are set to be scrapped to accommodate for more recreational fishing.

Koala inquiry chief calls for urgent koala rescues

The head of a state koala inquiry has written to the premier asking for urgent rescues of wildlife from bushfire-affected areas in northern NSW.

Ben’s passion for native bees

Ocean Shores Community Garden has recently had a rescued native bee hive installed, adding to the diversity and health of the garden and helping ensure vital pollination well into the future.

Mullum group saves more precious Daintree rainforest

Mullumbimby-based non-profit organisation Rainforest Trust Australia is celebrating its purchase of nine properties in the Daintree lowland rainforest to protect endangered wildlife and wind back the impacts of inappropriate development. 

Big Scrub best conservation festival on the planet

The main tent at Sunday's Big Scrub Rainforest Day was filled to absolute capacity with half of the audience spilling out into the parklands at Rocky Creek Dam

Mermaids rally to ban single use plastic bags

A contingent of ocean goddesses will swim ashore at Byron Bay's Main Beach on Friday to highlight the devastation that single use plastic bags have on marine ecology.

Land clearing controls ‘slipping’

Conservation groups have described the latest Native Vegetation Clearing Report Card as a ‘mixed bag’ that shows the Native Vegetation Act 2003 (NVA) continues to...

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.