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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Small breweries feeling the pinch

Like many small businesses doing it tough, local independent breweries are no exception. The number of small to medium-sized independent craft breweries falling into administration is growing.

Australian cycling legend’s legacy for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital

The family of Australian cycling champion Sir Hubert Opperman has left a significant donation in his name to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital to help it continue providing lifesaving veterinary care for Australian wildlife.

Bob Brown arrested in the Styx

Yesterday Dr Bob Brown was arrested alongside activists Colette Harmsen and Ali Alishah in a logging coupe on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. All three were taken to the Bridgewater Police Station.

Government amends Biosecurity (Fire Ants) Emergency Order

As the spread of fire ants into the north of the state becomes more apparent, the NSW Government has made amendments to the Biosecurity (Fire Ants) Emergency Order in an attempt to stem fire ant migration.

Stolen flag

I was a strong supporter of the ‘Yes’ campaign in the referendum last year and each Australia Day I...

Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.

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Tarkine/takayna rainforest defence enters fifth day

Tasmanian police have arrived in the contentious Meunna forest this morning as protests continue. The community campaign to defend remnant rainforest from logging at Meunna on the northern edge of takayna has entered its fifth day as local farmer Cabe McKenzie locks on to logging machinery.

Native forest logging increases fire risk

With fire season well and truly here, the Nature Conservation Council of NSW has today urged members of the NSW Parliament to prioritise safety and security by ending the fire risk being caused by native forest logging.

Teals show their strength

In a week when the major parties raced to the bottom in reaction to the High Court's decision on indefinite detention, the teals in Canberra showed another way of doing politics, on issues including lobbying, forests and truth in political advertising.

A big weekend for conferences, if not solutions

The ALP has just held its national conference, in Brisbane, but most of the progressive ideas were discussed only on the fringes, and on the streets outside, with the official debate constrained. Down in Sydney, things pushed further into crazy-land at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an Australian version of the Trump-worshipping American event.

Tweed community calls on Justine Elliot to support an end to native forest logging

Local forest and wildlife protectors gathered at Richmond MP Justine Elliot's office in Tweed Heads on Friday to call for immediate protection of remaining public native forests.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Nightcap National Park

Yesterday a group of invited guests were treated to a very special event as part of the  40th anniversary of Nightcap National Park at the Rummery Park campground near Minion Falls.

Greens MP says forest protector will be vindicated

Forest defender Valerie Thompson will today face court in Ballina after she was arrested for stopping forest operations in Doubleduke State Forest north of Grafton.

Costs of native forest logging to NSW residents revealed

NSW Forestry Corporation’s Annual Report has been tabled in the NSW Parliament today and as expected, shows a $9 million dollar loss for the hardwood division.

On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

Changes to private native forestry codes

NSW Farmers has welcomed the state government's changes to private native forestry codes to ensure the long term sustainability of this important component of land management. 

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

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