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Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

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Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.

Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable...

Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

The Channon resilient after disaster

Northern Rivers communities are nothing if not resilient and The Channon community is preparing to take a proactive stance when it comes to disasters in the area.

Augmented Reality gives local art exhibition a high-tech twist

A Byron Bay art gallery is seeking to bring paintings to life in its new exhibition, by making Augmented Reality technology part of the experience.

Stories about "EPA":

Better late than never for Wild Cattle Creek

NEFA has welcomed the Environment Protection Authority's belated prosecution of the Forestry Corporation for illegally logging rainforest, rainforest buffers and Koala High Use Areas in Wild Cattle Creek State Forest.

Solar panel and battery recycling grants

As the renewables revolution has accelerated, e-waste problems with solar panels and batteries have emerged. A new round of grants from the NSW EPA aims to prevent these items going to landfill.

Call for Minister Kean to keep his word and protect koala habitat

A local ecologist is calling for the Environment Minister Matt Kean to protect important koala habitat and ensure that the EPA prosecute the Forestry Corporation for breaking the new logging rules.

NEFA asks EPA to withdraw approval to log burnt Koala habitat

The North East Forest Alliance has requested that the EPA board review what they say is the CEO's reckless approval for logging of this koala habitat.

Bushfire survivors launch legal action against EPA

With Australia dealing with one disaster after another of biblical proportions, one group of people believe that the power to change the course of the future lies in the hands of a government department.

EPA fines Tenterfield quarry

The EPA says Townes Contracting Group has run a quarry on Woodford Island, near Maclean on the NSW North Coast, without a required licence.

Are the new koala habitat rules enough protection?

Tensions are rising over protecting koala habitat, and therefore koala lives, as preparations are made to log Braemar State Forest, south of Casino.

Govt bureaucrats abandon forest field trip in favour of ‘sham’ consultation

A North Coast environment group has been left reeling after NSW Government bureaucrats unilaterally cancelled an inspection tour of degraded local forests just days before it was due to take place.

Protect koalas and world heritage site this Thursday

A demonstration has been sparked for this Thursday by the destruction of high value forest and koala habitat through illegal logging and road building in Environment Protection Zones (EPZ) near Limpinwood, between Chillingham and Tyalgum.

Tweed Council looks at prosecution over Limpinwood logging

Illegal logging and roading was inspected yesterday by Tweed Shire Council and the EPA on a site near Limpinwood – a site described as a World Heritage Areas that is 'irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration – places of such value that the international community has agreed they must be conserved for all time’.

Fresh faces for Council elections

A very distinct, black flat-cap has just been thrown into the ring for the upcoming Byron Council elections, pegged for September 4.

Follow the buck$

JK Mckenna, Burringbar Give Fast Buck$ his own column in the paper. Let him speak. Let him be heard. Let’s also see some accountability from councils...

A bouquet for Lilac House

L Jenkins, Byron Bay Nicole Habrecht should receive free paint and brushes and a pat on the back from Council for maintaining her house in a...

Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.