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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

Cartoon of the week – 19 January, 2022

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Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

Mullumbimby Indian Restaurant

The Mullum Indian Restaurant is situated, conveniently, a short drive from town, at the Mullumbimby Golf Club and...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

Spice Palace: Fresh, local and made from scratch

Rob Cullinan and Duska Jefed are the couple behind Spice Palace. They lovingly make dips, tapenade, dukkah, harissa, chilli...

Stories about "Indonesia":

How to avoid pirates and make the long journey home

To sail or to stay? That was the decision that Craig Plummer and Claudia Schick from Bangalow had to make when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and they sailed into an Indonesian port, from Thailand.

Culture and dance provides a platform for youth activism in Kalimantan

In 2014 Emmanuela Shinta had started working for the UN as a translator; watching a training video that looked at indigenous communities using film and video to highlight issues for their communities she realised ‘it’s happening in my place, in Kalimantan’.

Mullum High student wins Indonesian scholarship

Local Mullumbimby High School student Clare Fisher will be participating in a two week intensive language course in Yogyakarta, Indonesia for New Year.

The $100 cup of coffee – how your choices affect the environment

Local scientist and activist Jungle Jenn, aka Jennifer Croes, will be at the Byron library on Tuesday 27 June to talk about her work in the illegal wildlife trade. The talk will look at the role people can play when they go shopping and how their ethical tourism and purchasing choices have an impact on the environment.

Creating connections with Indonesia

The floods may have curtailed the full agenda but the Australian Indonesian Arts Alliance wasn’t to be stopped. Presentations were given by Mark White from the Eco warriors project, Dr Mary Gardner on coastal management to Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, Yayan Gh Mulyana.

North Coast celebrates ties with Indonesia

This weekend will see a celebration of the cultural and economic ties between Indonesia and Australia in Byron Shire. The Australian and Indonesian Arts Alliance will be bringing together a range of speakers and cross cultural experiences celebrating both the similarities and differences of our cultures.

Thus Spake Mungo: Malcolm’s exciting foreign affairs

The first week of 2017 was dominated by the distraction of Australia’s spat with Indonesia – or more properly Indonesia’s spat with Australia.

Incarcerated in West Papua, my son endured a six-month ordeal

Susan Skyvington Before gaining independence in 1999, East Timor endured 24 years of brutal suffering under Indonesian occupation. Are we aware, do we care that...

Mullumbimby woman helps take netball to Indonesia

The Netball Indonesia Project aims to empower young Indonesian women by introducing them to netball and has been developed by Mullumbimby local Meshia Grant...

Seeing Australia’s real shame

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay. Last week Fairfax Media linked my 1999 pro-East Timor Parliament House graffiti, for which I paid $16,350 in criminal damages, to the Abbott government’s new anti-terror laws which, if made retrospective, could result in the loss of Australian citizenship for my children and me.

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night (19 January) while there were...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.