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What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head...

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Kerry O’Brien reverses decision to accept AO

‘With regret, I have decided to reverse my decision to accept my appointment as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia’.

Bypass Blues

Charles MacFarland, Ewingsdale Those who believe the Byron bypass will relieve Byron’s traffic problems can, I believe, abandon all hope. Those...

Mullum gravity mains

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The Water & Waste Sewer Advisory Committee (WWSAC) submitted to the elected council that a five-year...

Interview with Laura Bloom

Writer Laura Bloom has just released The Women and The Girls her latest novel with Allen & Unwin. Set in the inner west of Sydney in the mid ‘70s the book details the story of three women who have left their husbands, taken their children (mainly girls) and set up a share house.

Teddy Sheean VC remembered in Ballina

Member for Richmond Justine Elliot spoke to a group who gathered at the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum this week to remember Victoria Cross winner, Teddy Sheean, who was awarded the highest award for bravery in 2020.

Holiday let reality

Doug Luke – Coordinator VOHL, Woodburn John Gudgeon, president of the Holiday Letting Organisation Byron, can’t face the reality that...

Stories about "koalas":

Editorial – Koala Konscience

Is governance, in NSW in particular, about representing your constituents, or is it about following the party line?

Ballina MP Tamara Smith speaks about community, and more of the issues close to her heart

In the second part of this two part series, Member for Ballina Tamara Smith discusses more of the issues that are important to her, and the Ballina community.

Slow down to save our koalas

With the welfare of koalas very high on the list of conservationist's priorities, Ballina Council is urging motorists to slow down on the road and watch out for these furry friends.

NEFA’s plea: look before you log

NEFA is demanding that the NSW Government reconsider their refusal to undertake pre-logging surveys for koalas and other threatened species in burnt forests before logging.

Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest condemned over koala vote

Federal Labor MP for Richmond Justine Elliot has joined the condemnation of the NSW Liberal and National parties over the approval of the legislation that will reduce koala protection in NSW.

Time to choose – protection or extinction for koalas?

While the National Party demands that no effective legislation is brought in to protect koalas and their habitat there is a significant risk that  both State and Commonwealth legal obligations will be contravened if post fire logging continues under existing agreements.

Nannas support koalas and NEFA in Casino

The Knitting Nannas are holding regular public knit ins in Casino in support of NEFA, to raise awareness about Forestry operations

Smith and Clancy: Gulaptis out of touch

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens spokesperson for the North Coast, and Greens Clarence Valley Councillor Greg Clancy, say the Nationals Member for Clarence and his party are out of touch.

What’s the fuss about koalas and the National Party?

Aslan Shand The NSW National Party has decided to stay in the well paid pond of the NSW government following a tantrum over the Koala...

Three billion animals lost in 19/20 bushfires

As NSW again approaches bushfire season, many have vivid recollections, and others are still grappling with the devastation from the 2019/20 summer bushfire carnage

Hand-picked beans make the best brew for Bangalow Coffee

Story & photo Melissa Butters Andy and Michelle have been serving up great coffee at farmers markets for 18 years. Andy, an exploration geologist, and...

A lot to bang on about at golf clubs and bowlos

Gone are the days when services and sports clubs dished up a choice between a pie and chips, or bangers and mash. Food in clubs...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.

Rail Trail or nothing!

Neil McKenzie, Bangalow David Lisle’s article A short history of our rail corridor debate summed up succinctly and accurately the compelling case for a rail trail,...