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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Vibrant and colourful seascapes

David Lane is best known for his vibrant and colourful seascapes, however his ability to capture colour and light...

Climate change a threat to local Gondwana rainforest mountain frogs

A new Southern Cross University study predicts that two species of mountain frogs located on the NSW/Queensland border are on track to be extinct by 2055.

Blue-green algae at Clarrie Hall Dam

Low levels of blue-green algae has been detected at Clarrie Hall Dam, Tweed’s main facility for water storage. A green alert has been issued for the dam.

Waste solutions

Australia has a waste problem. Take plastic for example. Australians throw away around 179 million empty bottles of shampoo,...

Giving the 7th a Nudge

Turning seven feels like heaven! Cunning Stunts celebrate the seventh birthday of the beloved Nudge Nudge Wink Wink FUNdraiser...

Council imposes development restrictions on Linnaeus

The plan to rezone part of Broken Head’s Linnaeus Estate in a bid to prevent further development proposals on the site has taken a step forward, with Byron councillors unanimously supporting the move.

Stories about "Easter":

Acoustic set from Beck next Easter at Bluesfest

Musical genius Beck returns to Australia and will grace the stage for the first time ever at Bluesfest next Easter.

Bluesfest over – look out 2023 ‘it will be BIG!’

Bluesfest organisers are pretty chuffed about what they say was an unparalleled line-up of Australian music’s biggest artists and brightest newcomers as the 33rd annual Byron Bay Bluesfest went ahead on the long weekend.

Leporidae! He’s hippity-hoppity here!

Mr Bunny and his good friends Alice from Wonderland and the Tree Faerie were invited by the folk at Raine & Horne to visit their offices and then do the rounds of Ocean Shores and Murwillumbah shopping centres on Thursday.

Byron biz on edge for Easter as mop-up continues

Fears of yet another damaging deluge in and around the Shire this week are easing, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) predicting heavy falls for Friday only.

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

Everything you could want for Easter AND 25% off

Easter is the busiest time of year for Kathy Quinn and the crew at the Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop, which has a great range of Easter deliciousness, but it’s hard to go past the unique chocolate bunnies and eggs.  

Police say ‘STAY PUT’ for Easter

With the Easter holidays coming up, the New South Police have advised that they will not tolerate travellers visiting holidays destinations as tourists.

The Easter myth and the decline of religion

Christianity is in relentless decline in the West and one reason is clear enough: it cherishes faith in metaphysical beliefs that are entirely baseless.

Love chocolate bunnies?

Number of kilojoules in a 150g Dairy Milk Easter Bunny: 3345. (Soucre: calorieking.com.au) An 80kg person walking at a brisk pace of 5.5km/hour, or ‘dancing’,...

Human sacrifice

David Norris, Pottsville.  Many ancient religions believed that the ritual of human sacrifice was needed to gain favour and appease god’s wrath. Every Easter I am...

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.