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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Rail trail concerns 

People are astonished that Byron Shire Councillors have voted to spend ratepayers’ resources exploring the rail trail option on...

Interview with Lisa Cowan, founder and executive producer of Art Byron

Love or fear and the Art of Byron The inaugural art gathering for Art Byron has been waiting for two...

Plastic recycling to be turbocharged in NSW

The NSW Government says more plastic will be recycled and turned into new products across the state, thanks to $9 million in funding to support businesses transform their operations and access the latest plastic recycling technology.

Get your sculpture ideas in by Sept 30

The Ingenuity Small Sculpture Prize is seeking entries by September 30 from Northern Rivers artists with $6,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

Locals push to keep Bangalow Club as ‘member-owned’

With the Bangalow Bowlo board considering an amalgamation with large entertainment corporation Norths, a group of Bangalow locals are presenting their vision for their club, which they say will ‘preserve a valuable member-owned asset for the people of Bangalow to enjoy for many years to come’.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train....

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Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

Thus Spake Mungo: PM’s kinetic energy won’t keep the lights on

Malcolm Turnbull is doing something about the energy crisis he has manufactured. Or at least he is trying to do something about it. Or perhaps he is actually just talking – well, screaming and ranting – about trying to do something about it.

Thus Spake Mungo: Malcolm Turnbull’s power play

Having been rabbiting on for weeks about energy, Malcolm Turnbull has finally managed to summon up a little for himself. True, his big announcements about gas and hydro last week were more sound and fury than action. But at least he can say that he is being seen to be doing something. That’s a start.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.