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Beach going, going…

Len Bates, Mullumbimby I have noticed in the last few years that the poly fibre bags being used to protect the...

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Green is the colour of my discontent

Tom Tabart, Co-founder, Byron Greens The Greens team for the Council election has a problem with the inclusion of Sarah Ndiaye,...

Eight years of ‘suffering’ for Australia’s asylum seekers

Ballina Region for Refugees [BRR]has highlighted the dubious anniversary this week by again calling on Northern Rivers’ locals to write to politicians demanding an end to detention for people who found to be genuine refugees.

Strange figures

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads To date (10/07/2021), the inflow into Brunswick Waste Water Treatment Plant has been 1,056,459.53 kilolitres, recycled water...

The legalities around pork barrelling in NSW

The misallocation of public funds to benefit partisan interest, to the detriment of making such decisions based on merit, is nothing new in the state of NSW. However, the blatant justifications of the practice by the current coalition government are something new.

Homeless man to undergo surgery after Byron CBD crash

Byron police were still investigating a crash that left a homeless man in his sixties seriously injured last week, Inspector Matt Kehoe said Monday morning.

Think BIG – the Byron Independent Group

Peter Westheimer, Myocum The upcoming Byron Shire Council election is a great opportunity to elect a majority of diverse, progressive, independent...

Stories about "eco-tourism":

‘Koala brewery’ DA to be dramatically downsized

A controversial $10million development application for a brewery and tourism venture combined with a koala hospital is likely to be dramatically rewritten, according to the applicant’s planner.

Glamping proposal canned by Council

Dreams were dashed at Lismore City Council this week as the developer of a proposed eco-tourism site at Corndale had his plans refused by councillors.

Regional rail a boost for tourism

Regional rail is experiencing a revival in Europe. More lines are planned in the region I recently visited, to connect Italy, Austria and Switzerland.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere (14 July). I am factual...

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.