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What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head...

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What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head...

Eminent Australian

Michael Kelly, Wardell It’s great to see such an eminent Australian scientist like Tim Flannery recently return to, and take...

Ducking Gladys

 Alan Veacock, Cumbalum Gladys Berejiklian, our premier, finished an horrendous 2020, ducking and weaving serious claims of entrenched corruption within...

Of concrete & canals

Matthew Hartley, Byron Bay A sharp-eyed observer sent me a link to a paywalled article advancing the conversion of the...

Is the failing state of the planet causing our youth to be stressed?

Poor mental health in youth is an ever increasing problem. It is often flagged at by the media and various organisations, and whilst there are often brilliant resources that can be found, when it comes down to the cause of the increase in mental illness in Gen Z, parents and caregivers tend to put it (somewhat jokingly) down to our phones.

Beloved Tweed doctor honoured with petition, book

Tributes have flowed for Tweed paediatrician Dr David McMaster after his death in early January, while a petition to name a hospital ward in his honour has over 6,300 signatures.

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Free community gathering marks one-year flood anniversary

Lismore City Council is hosting a community gathering – One Year On – at the Lismore Quadrangle on Saturday, 7 April to mark one year since the March 2017 flood.

Speed of Australia’s energy transition hostage to Marshall law

It was barely minutes after the SA Liberals – led by Steven Marshall – were declared winners that the federal Coalition began crowing that this was good news for Malcolm Turnbull’s signature policy, the National Energy Guarantee.t

SA’s promising renewable-energy future hanging by a thread

Just one day out from the South Australia state poll, the result is in the balance, and so too is the fate of South Australia’s status as a world leader in renewable energy. It’s an outcome that could have a huge bearing on the pace of the energy transition for the whole of the country.

Planning minister passes buck on West Byron mega-development

The NSW planning minister who allowed his department to intervene to accommodate the wishes of West Byron developers has told parliament he has no role in determining the development.

NSW Greens’ committee hearing Buckingham complaint disbands

Thanks to wearing their hearts on their sleeves, the internal power struggles of the NSW Greens were made public last week. Specifically, the ongoing spat between MPs Jeremy Buckingham and Lee Rhiannon.

Labor moves to force councils to fluoridate water

On Tuesday, Labor introduced legislation in the NSW Parliament to create tough new fluoride laws it claims would ‘override the anti-fluoride movement’ and effectively force councils like Byron Shire to fluoridate their water.

Will Shorten stop Adani?

You would have missed it, if you were relying on mainstream media, but Labor leader Bill Shorten did actually mention clean energy and climate policies in his scene-setting speech for 2018, which may well turn out to be an election year.

Mayor calls for more tolerance of naturists by police

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has described the police’s ‘zero tolerance’ of naturists as ‘excessive’. And a Byron Bay local, Maxine, says she will fight the $500 infringement she received at Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake a week ago.

Lismore to consider four rescission motions next Tuesday

An extraordinary meeting of the Lismore City Council next Tuesday will consider four rescission motions lodged following the final  council meeting of last year.

New Year road toll climbs

The new year started tragically with the death of a woman in Yagoona, the death of a man near Newcastle, and the death of a man near Grafton in separate incidents on New Years morning, bringing the number of lives lost during Operation Safe Arrival to 28.

Hand-picked beans make the best brew for Bangalow Coffee

Story & photo Melissa Butters Andy and Michelle have been serving up great coffee at farmers markets for 18 years. Andy, an exploration geologist, and...

A lot to bang on about at golf clubs and bowlos

Gone are the days when services and sports clubs dished up a choice between a pie and chips, or bangers and mash. Food in clubs...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.

Rail Trail or nothing!

Neil McKenzie, Bangalow David Lisle’s article A short history of our rail corridor debate summed up succinctly and accurately the compelling case for a rail trail,...