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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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‘Whisky and Smoke’ dining experience

On Saturday 20th July, North Byron Hotel will host an open-fire event ‘Whisky and Smoke’, where chef of the moment Pip...

Macquarie Marshes under threat from mining

If it hasn't been hard enough protecting the Macquarie Marshes from drought because of the upstream cotton growers now farmers are faced with a new threat to this environmentally significant, Ramsar-listed area.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in Byron Bay

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to recognise the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant. 

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Stories about "flying foxes":

Avoid handling bats to protect against lyssavirus

Northern NSW residents are reminded to avoid handling or touching injured or dead flying foxes and microbats to protect themselves against infection from viruses including Australian bat lyssavirus, which is very dangerous to humans.

It’s time to understand the flying fox

Some people love them and others have a more strained relationship but destruction of their habitat is bringing them into more contact with people and towns.

Lismore park may be closed due to flying fox threat

The forecast hot weather has sparked concerns at WIRES Northern Rivers about the health of the flying fox colony in Lismore's Rotary Park.

Will the new Tweed Hospital be the death of nearby flying foxes?

The risk of helicopters flying through a known buffer zone for a flying fox colony located close to the proposed site for the new Tweed Valley Hospital have and the subsequent risk to human and flying fox life have been raised by the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee.

Increase in bat numbers leads to public health warning

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging residents to avoid contact with fruit bats (also known as flying foxes) after reports of increased numbers in Northern NSW.

Tweed set to manage its flying-fox camps

Tweed Shire Council is set to adopt a plan which aims to protect flying foxes while addressing community concerns over the 16 known active flying-fox camps in the shire.

‘Managing’ flying foxes

Geoff Dawe, Byrrill Creek. The Management of Flying Foxes survey underway is misnamed. Since flying foxes are able to live their lives within nature, and technocratic...

Byron council seeks input on flying fox camps

Byron Shire Council is seeking residents’ input on how to manage flying fox camps in Mullumbimby, Bangalow, Byron Bay and Suffolk Park.

Batty humans should leave flying foxes alone

Menkit Prince, Uki. Conflict between flying foxes and humans in our region is so disconcerting. Humans have destroyed 75 per cent of pre-colonial forests for...

NSW govt ‘destruction of flying fox habitat’

Humane Society International (HSI) yesterday called upon the Commonwealth and NSW state governments to act in accordance with federal and state conservation regulations to...

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.