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Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern...

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Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.

Egotistic rabble

Strident anti-vaxxers claim that COVID-19 vaccination violates their individual sovereignty and freedom. However, there’s not a beep from them...

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

Stories about "Dragon Boat":

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Rainbow Dragons paddled for gold on the Clarence River

All three of Lennox Head’s Rainbow Dragons teams got a top three finish, with the women’s team winning in the finals at the Grafton Dragon Boat Club’s annual regatta last weekend.

Interstate success for Rainbow Dragon Boaters

The Lennox Head-based Rainbow Dragon Boaters won more medals, including gold, two silver and bronze medals in one weekend.

Rainbow Dragons dig deep for big win

Lennox Head-based Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club came home with a first, a second and a fourth at the Coffs Harbour Regatta at Mylestom...

Proud Rainbow Dragons bring home medals from state titles

Four members of the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club Inc. were selected for the Northern Region squad and competed alongside 1350 paddlers at the Sydney Regatta Centre last weekend in the NSW State titles.

Rainbow Dragons set records at regatta

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club based at Lake Ainsworth, showed their strength at the inaugural Clarence Coast Dragon Boat Regatta at Lawrence.

Dragons ring in the new year

Recently, almost half of the members of the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club flew south to Sydney for the Chinese New Year Regatta at Darling Harbour.

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.

Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

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Ben Smith leaving Ballina Council

The unique contributions of current Deputy Mayor Ben Smith to Ballina Shire Council are coming to an end, as he's decided to hang up his councillor hat after thirteen years, and not contest the December election.