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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Stories about "koalas":

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Tweed Council calls for same koala protections as Central Coast

The highly criticised NSW Koala SEPP (state environmental planning policy) that has been put forward by the NSW Liberal-National coalition does not protect Tweed Shire rural koala populations said Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry (Independent) at last week’s council meeting.

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala is preparing for the next fire season

Lack of action on climate change has ensured that we will see more fire seasons like the 2019–20 Black Summer fires so Lismore Friends of the Koala is getting prepared for the next one now.

From Byron to Sydney to Armidale #KoalaDayOfAction

Koalas across NSW and the north coast are under threat with the Nationals’ new plan to allow land clearing and logging just about everywhere. To make your voice hear join in the statewide #Koala Day of Action.

Tweed voters call on Geoff Provest to help save koalas

A peaceful gathering in support of koalas and object to the NSW government's koala killing bill is planned for Murwillumbah on Saturday, 20 March.

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Cartoon of the week – 10 February, 2021

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Elders, residents blast Kempsey Shire Council over tarring in koala habitat

Tarring of Point Plomer Road at Crescent Head begins on Monday, but residents and Dunghutti elders say Council has ignored their concerns about koala habitat and Aboriginal heritage sites.

Bangalow locals call for help to protect koala corridor

Sunday saw between 60 to 80 people gathered, with Bangalow Koalas, on Rifle Range Road in Bangalow to highlight the dangers of the unapproved clearing done by the owner of 99 Acres on the local koala corridor.

Save local Bangalow koalas

Locals have raised the alarm over the clearing of trees in a koala corridor at Rifle Range Road near Bangalow. They are calling on concerned citizens to raise concerns with council over a development application for the area.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.