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Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

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COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for...

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Stories about "Election":

Musings on a decaying Republic, old and new

This is one last head-scratch about Donald Trump and the American political paroxysm before the forty-fifth president drags himself, or is dragged, away.

Thus Spake Mungo: Planet America

Many more Americans voted against Donald Trump than voted for him – millions more. But nearly as many did not vote at all. And the explanation of why they failed to do so is bad news for what is left of democracy.

Northern Territory election being gaslit?

The Northern Territory is going to the polls on 22 August, but what about the gas?

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s pick for VP

The Democrat's US Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has made his first major decision of the 2020 campaign, choosing Californian Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.

Eden-Monaro ‘bellwether’ by-election set for July 4

The federal by-election for the electoral division of Eden-Monaro in New South Wales will be held on Saturday, 4 July, 2020.

Thus Spake Mungo: Back to the Future

ScoMo’s campaign is going back to the future – quite a long way back.

Greens MP returned with increased majority

Greens MP Tamara Smith (Ballina electorate) will return to NSW parliament after a convincing win last Saturday night. She beat strong contender Ben Franklin (Nationals) 60.83 per cent to 39.17 per cent after preferences were distributed.

Banking on Dawn

The Greens campaign HQ in Mullumbimby has expanded, and moved from Santos Health Foods to the old bank building just down the street

Parties roll out the big guns for north coast election

Political parties are rolling out their star performers as they launch their campaigns for electoral victory on the north coast of NSW.

Real estate agents to form NSW party

Real estate agents say not enough is being done to regulate their industry and have vowed to form a political party to push for reform.

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.