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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Thousands of sober stoners march for drug law reform in Nimbin

Nimbin HEMP Embassy President Michael Balderstone said he was surprised at the high turn-out, given a heavy police presence on streets surrounding the rainforest village.

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Dreaming about a bucket-list surfing and wellness holiday?

Have you always dreamt about traveling to exotic ‘bucket-list’ beach destinations like Bali or Vanuatu… or are your dreams...

Government fails to support dying at home in Northern Rivers

Approaching the subject of dying is always tricky, often awkward, and never easy. But when you are faced with caring for someone at the end of their life, it helps if you can find support from people who have already navigated the path.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

Stories about "Gaza":

Lobbying over Gaza atrocities

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre. Gaza is again in the news because of Israel's massacre of 32 and injuring of over 1,400 civilian protesters so it is imperative that we have a letter writing campaign and support as much as possible these events.

Australia’s silence on Gaza killings show PM’s true colours

While condemning every killing of an Israeli by terrorists, Australia can't bring itself to say a word when Israeli soldiers deliberately kill unarmed protesters.

Rogue-state Israel continues its ‘murder’

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Israel swapped the blood of the paschal lamb this Passover for the blood of Palestinians but there was no staying of the Angel of Death.

A tale of two cities: Gaza and Byron

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Byron Bay, part of our Rainbow Region, has a proud tradition of supporting human rights and the environment and opposing militarism. The people of Gaza in Palestine deserve our help, so let's take a step in this direction by twinning Byron Bay with Gaza City.

Mike Carlton: Gaza is Israel’s Vietnam

So Hamas wins. No matter how Israel and its friends spin it, the raw fact is that this 'indefinite ceasefire' leaves Hamas unbeaten in Gaza.

Ghosts of Gaza haunt Byron forum

Ghosts were in the air at the forum and fundraiser for Gaza at the Byron Community Centre (BCC) Theatre on Sunday: the ghosts of the more than 700,000 Palestinians evicted from their lands in the 'nakba' (catastrophe) that befell them at the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

Gaza massacre focus of Byron forum

The Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza will be the focus of talks in Byron Bay tonight aimed at taking local action to highlight the conflict.

Here & Now #64

I live on a community. I hope it doesn't get invaded. I hope it is never unlucky enough to have a resource under its fertile soil (like CSG). Or some religious nut with a book and corporate backing doesn't decide that this land is his, given to him by God.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.