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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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Affordable housing

The Country Women’s Association of NSW’s policy is to advocate to governments to prioritise the construction of social and...

Swimmer’s smart-watch sends distress alert 

A local swimmer who got caught in a rip and rough seas at Tallows Beach has survived the ordeal by using his smartwatch to call triple zero.

Arabs rights

Regarding Heilpern’s article: 1. Not a token of non-Jews serve in the army. By and large the whole Muslim...

Regen Ag program on offer

Farm entrepreneurs in agrifood, agtech or agriwaste who are in start-up, or scale-up mode, are encouraged to apply for a eight-week, fully funded accelerator program at the Byron Community College.

Public subs support Mullum’s locally-sourced water supply

Mayor Michael Lyon has criticised the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) and Greens Cr Duncan Dey, claiming they presented a ‘one-sided’ view which ‘certainly swayed current public opinion’ around the future of Mullum’s water supply.

Youth crime

Boring as I might seem on this subject, National service is the most applicable method of getting ‘youth crime’...

Stories about "dogs":

It’s a dog’s life for some in Suffolk

Canine Earthling, Danny, lives with his human, Baywood Chase resident, Louise Wyer, and she can’t always access the beach, because at 83, Louise sometimes...

Can you help the wonderful people and animals at Ballina’s NRAS?

Northern Rivers Animal Services is a self-funded, not for profit charity which re-homes and rehabilitates unwanted, abused and neglected dogs and cats across the region. January is no holiday for the volunteers – in fact, this is their busiest period of the year.

Keeping pets safe during fireworks

While fireworks are a spectacular way to bring in the new year for humans, the same isn’t true for our furry and feathered friends. Just like thunderstorms, the loud, unexpected noise of fireworks can cause extreme distress for pets.

Byron Shire’s first dog parks open in time for Christmas

Two new dog parks have opened to the public in Mullumbimby in time for Christmas, one for small dogs and the other for large dogs.

Cumbalum residents left wanting as estates fail to provide basic services

Plenty of housing has been built in the Ballina Shire in recent years but Cumbalum residents are still waiting for services including childcare, groceries, dog parks and decent reception.

Help protect shorebirds and their chicks

To help protect local shorebirds and their precious chicks, Byron Shire Council is calling on all dog owners to keep their dogs strictly within the designated dog off-lead areas on Byron Shire beaches at all times of the day and night, or face hefty fines.

The dogs of Old & Gold in Brunswick Heads

It was a dog day and afternoon when thousands of visitors came to Brunswick Heads on Saturday for the annual Old and Gold Festival, but the delightful bonus for everyone was the dozens of dogs who also spent their time in town.

A manifesto on man’s best friend

It is really easy to blame the self-centred entitled boneheads who choose to take their dogs into the no-go areas on the beach.

Can you foster a dog?

Dozens of local rescue dogs are ending up at the pound, and some are having to be euthanised, owing to a critical shortage of people willing to adopt or foster them.

Canine cancers provide clues about human health risks

University of Queensland researchers are looking to dog owners across Australia for data on protecting pet – and human health – from environmental hazards.

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.