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New COVID-19 cases in Byron, Kyogle and Casino

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

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Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

NSW Farmers want ‘meat’ to be removed from use on plant foods

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

Why Nuclear Will Bomb

Unless you’ve been blissfully slumbering in a very welcome coma, you’d be aware that Scott Morrison abruptly cancelled the terribly important contract we had with France, to build new submarines, in order to get fancy nuclear sink-boats from the US instead (in decades time and at incalculable cost, much like the previous contract). 

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

Stories about "Fields of Healing":

Fields of Healing spreads knowledge and respect

The organiser of Byron’s inaugural Fields of Healing community event says it was a huge success that has inspired others to set up similar events around the world.

Fields of Healing a long time coming

Local songman Uncle Magpie’s long-held dream of creating a global indigenous festival on the sunrise songline is set to come to fruition this weekend, with the launch of the inaugural Fields of Healing event at the North Byron Parklands in Yelgun.

Fields of Healing fest launch kids program

A kids’ program added to the bill of the Fields of Healing Festival will feature the gumboot-wearing, planet-loving Dirtgirl, who will be bringing her grubby fun and joy to the stage

Like minds converge to be part of the solution

A pivotal conversation began last week on the topic of ecological healing and what the term means both locally and globally.

Indigenous leaders converge for Fields of Healing

An historic convergence of local and global Indigenous leaders will be joined by a lineup of musicians, artists, healers and sustainability experts for Fields of Healing, a two-day cultural gathering at North Byron Parklands on November 24 and 25.

The circular economy in action

Life Cykel is a versatile, forward thinking and high ethos company that focuses on harnessing the circular economy and the great potential that mushrooms possess to create quality products for human, and planetary, health.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Organic local Koala Tea

Koala Tea has won several awards over the years and has been inducted into the ACO Organic Hall of Fame.

Organic Forrest

Pioneers of the organic food movement, David Forrest and Sue Mangan have been farming in Federal since 1978.