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Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

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Funding for Rural Landholder projects in 2022

The closing date for applications to join the Rural Landholder Initiative project is looming and rural property owners are...

Smile, vague promise

Motherhood seems to be the big winner judging by the promises of our mayoral candidates and their teams. Smiling...

New Russian satellite-killer produces decades of fallout

‘Irresponsible’ Russian anti-satellite weapon sends shockwaves through space community with 1500 fresh fragments cannoning about in low-Earth orbit.

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to...

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Frontline workers

I’ve just read an ABC News article re the ‘burn out’ of Australian nurses. For the last two years...

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NEFA: National Koala Recovery Plan doomed to fail

The North East Forest Alliance say that the recently released Commonwealth Government Draft Koala Recovery Plan is doomed to fail as it’s a plan that doesn't save the trees where the koalas are living.

Land clearing rule threatens koala habitat 

A mapping analysis of the NSW Government’s plan to allow rural landholders to clear 25 metre fire breaks around properties, threatens tens of thousands of hectares of significant koala habitat.

Koala report a gamechanger for habitat protection

Scenes of injured, dead and dying koalas from last summer's apocalyptic fires, can't be unseen, yet are we doing enough to protect what is left of this dwindling species?

Council takes another look at habitat destruction for bypass

Byron Shire Council has confirmed it will now refer itself to the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE) over the presence of the critically endangered Mitchell’s rainforest snail and the potential destruction of its primary habitat to build the Byron bypass.

Thrash ’n’ Treasure market at Habitat

This Sunday 30 September there’s a Thrash ’n’ Treasure market at Habitat in Byron and all the registration money will be donated to the Disabled Surfers Association, who’ll receive over $500 from the day.

Where multimedia and ink mix

On Friday 3 August Byron Bay’s most notorious pop-up creative agency brings you PERMANENT, another injection of culture in the highly anticipated Popped Space situated in Habitat, Byron Bay.

$38.5m Habitat DA approved by planning panel

A large mixed commercial/residential estate in Byron's Arts and Industry Estate sailed through its approval process last week with the JRPP chair saying he was was ‘comfortable’ with a height variation request as it was ‘minor.’

$38.5m Habitat DA pushes height limit

Developers behind the third stage of Habitat, located on Bayshore Drive near Elements of Byron in the Arts and Industry Estate, have justified their request to push the height variation owing to its being unlikely to affect neighbouring properties.

Understanding the impact of raising Clarrie Hall Dam

Aquatic habitat in Doon Doon Creek and the Tweed River will be mapped over the next year by scientists from EcoLogical who are looking at how the raising of Clarrie Hall Dam may impact on fish and other aquatic species.

Is it a tavern, canteen, cafe or restaurant?

David Dixon, Byron Bay. Habitat's neighbours expected a humble, low impact canteen with a limited market but got a loud, destination restaurant that is trying to establish itself on the local and national foodie scene.

Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full – about our collective issues...

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.