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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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Will degrowth be forced upon us?

For decades, we have been engaged in the old cold war battle between capitalism and communism.

Native bush damage

The recent drain clearing in Bayside Brunswick, while most welcome, has resulted in significant destruction to native vegetation on...

7.30am update from the SES regarding floods in the Northern Rivers

The State Emergency Service (SES) issued a statement a few minutes ago with an update on the flooding situation in the Northern Rivers.

In London and remembering Queen Elizabeth

To be in London at the moment is extraordinary. To hear ‘the Queen is dead’ was an emotional shock, as she had only two days previously looked like the sweetest granny ever, meeting the UK’s new prime minister.

Flash flood alert Tweed, Byron, Ballina and Lismore Shires

At 2.43am a SES (State Emergency Service) text was received by people in the Tweed and Byron Shire warning of ‘Heavy rain, dangerous flash flooding for Tweed Byron area overnight’ with possible ‘flash flooding and rapid river rises’ in ‘low-lying areas’.

Byron Bay Film Festival brighter and bolder   

After two years of presenting socially distanced special editions, the Byron Bay International Film Festival returns in October with...

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Ballina Environment Society on what we can do

Last week, the latest Australia State of the Environment report was finally made public. It wasn’t released by the previous government, despite being completed in December 2021.

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.