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Consumer watchdog asked to investigate MasterChef ‘renewable gas’ claims

Claims that ‘renewable gas’ is making MasterChef 'greener' are under scrutiny following a complaint to the ACCC.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: It’s a Sign

Someone is taking down signs. You know who you are. Right now, I bet you are sitting at home with a bunch of corflutes from the Byron Comedy Festival, and a bunch of other local events, feeling powerful in your sad fight against fun.

Main Arm roads

Dear Tamara, I was at the meeting last night where we heard of Byron Council’s frustrations with the NSW...

Motorcyclist flown to hospital from New Italy

At about 3pm yesterday, Tuesday 14 May, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance to the Pacific Highway, New Italy following reports of a motorcyclist suffering serious leg injuries after collision with a barrier.

Top-down planning failing, says Greens MP

Data released by the NSW government on its key housing policy, the Transport Oriented Development and State Environment Planning Policy, has come under intense criticism from planning experts.

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Reading flash mob? Kyogle leads the way

Saturday saw what may have been a world first with a reading flash mob hitting the streets of Kyogle as they prepare for the Kyogle Readers and Writers Festival.

Stories about "HSC":

NESA bungle as up to 4,500 students get early access to 2022 HSC results

One would think that the department that has sovereignty over the establishment and monitoring of school standards for our children's education, might be a little bit smarter.

Absolute chaos

A forty minute drive from Suffolk Park to Byron Bay High School. Hundreds of students sitting on buses late for school. HSC students stressing about not...

The road to the 2022 HSC

The Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell has announced the path to the end of the year for 76,000 NSW students who today will receive their personalised timetable for the 2022 written HSC exams.

Teaching your children well during lockdown

Students at all NSW government schools are currently learning from home in line with NSW Health advice. The use of online and hard copy work varies depending on which method the school prefers.

Berejiklian update: COVID numbers down to 882 and HSC exams delayed

One of the important decisions made overnight in regards to students in lockdown is that the start of the HSC exams will be delayed until November 9.

Federal MP and rural Drs blast NSW Premier Berejiklian over Pfizer supplies

The decision by NSW State Premier Gladys Berejiklian to redirect Pfizer supplies from the North Coast to Sydney has drawn criticism from local Federal MP Justine Elliot.

Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

ATAR going ahead in 2020

The question of whether students should still attend class has been very controversial in recent weeks. Learning from home is all well and good if you have great equipment and wonderful internet service, not to mention 24/7 IT support and not everyone has that.

HSC: Hone Self Care

Throughout the course of our schooling, the 13 years is a time of constant change and growth. It's a time for learning, whether it's a spelling quiz or periodic table, we learn a lot. But more importantly its what we learn about ourselves that shapes us into who we are when we leave the gates for the last time.

Byron’s talented youth take to the stage

Compelling solo and group drama, comedy and music genres from Baroque cello, ballads, rock, pop, blues and punk are some of the exciting emerging talents that you can enjoy from Byron High School this Monday September 24 at the Byron Community Centre.

Stone & Wood wins at Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood Brewing are proud to announce a big win at the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards held last night, with the brewery’s Big Pale Ale taking home the title of Champion Australian Beer. Big Pale Ale also took out the Best Australian Pale Ale category.

Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

Wombat burrows provide critical shelter for other species

A new study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy, found wombat burrows help other animals by providing critical shelter for numerous species following severe wildfire, and may even be an important source of water.

Hundreds of DV arrests across state

Police have charged more than 550 people during a four-day operation targeting the state’s most dangerous domestic and family violence offenders.