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A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

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Ballina Farmers Market: on Sundays

Going to Ballina Farmers Market on a Sunday is always a joy. The food and produce are outstanding, as...

Rip Starters light up twilight cricket

The Rip Starters have played big hitting cricket to go to the top of the Byron Bay twilight cricket...

Natural burial site found unsuitable

The long-standing plan to create a natural burial ground for locals who want to be buried sustainably has hit a major hurdle, with the site favoured for this use found to be completely unsuitable.

Vibrant and colourful seascapes

David Lane is best known for his vibrant and colourful seascapes, however his ability to capture colour and light...

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst...

BreastScreen van comes to Byron

The BreastScreen NSW mobile van will be in Byron Bay from 14 – 21 December at the Cavanbah Centre on Ewingsdale Road. Free mammograms are provided to eligible women aged between 50 and 74 and there’s no referral needed.

Stories about "koala":

The Vanishing – NSW Koala Conference

The koala population is vanishing and at the end of the month scientists, conservationists and wildlife carers will gather at Coffs Harbour to highlight the extinction risk facing koalas in NSW and policy solutions to protect koalas and their habitat.

Want to save the koala? Slow down and keep your dogs inside

At least 30 koalas have been hit by cars or attacked by dogs across the Northern Rivers since mid-July and Friends of the Koala and Tweed Council are calling for people to slow down and contain their dogs overnight.

Threatened Species Day celebrated in the Tweed

National Threatened Species Day is commemorated across the country this Wednesday to raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction.

Clearfelling koala habitat at Wild Cattle Creek

The North East Forest Alliance is calling on the NSW Government to stop the Forestry Corporation clearfelling 68 ha of some of the best-known koala habitat in NSW.

A voice for koalas: Vale Olivia Newton-John

The Rainforest Information Centre has expressed its deep condolences to the family and close friends of Olivia Newton-John who was literally the voice of the koala.

Be alert – koalas are on the move

Yes it's that time of year and Friends of the Koala are urging members of the public to contain dogs at night and keep a lookout for koalas on their properties and when driving, particularly during dusk to dawn.

Tweed research hub battling chlamydia for koalas

A unique koala facility on the Tweed Coast is playing a key role in the battle against the chlamydia.

Two koalas and their joeys dead from car strikes – slow down

Bangalow Koalas say they are devastated at the loss of two healthy breeding female koalas in the last week that have been killed, along with their joeys, by car strikes. 

Koala shut down for not having a voice

During Public Access at last night's Lismore Council, item 9.1, Notice of Rescission - Development Application 5.2021.262.1 - Proposed Subdivision at 226 Invercauld Road, Goonellabah (Eastwood Estate extension), attracted a very special visitor.

Stop logging fragile public forests says NEFA

NSW Forestry was recently fined and had to pay legal costs of $285,600 after illegally logging a Koala High Use Area (KHUA), rainforest and a rainforest buffer in Wild Cattle Creek State Forest in 2018. 

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Dogs – stay out 

Byron’s Main Beach and playground is a no-dog area. About ten signs clearly state this and unless someone is indifferent, or dumb, or a...

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

Warning: Northern Rivers Rail Trail not ready yet

Love or hate it, the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is under construction and the community is being urged to wait until it is safe for public use.