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Co-op meeting

Annette Snow, Myocum As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years,...

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On-farm restaurant’s sustainable vision

Frida’s Field is an on-farm restaurant based in Nashua, just ten minutes from Bangalow. Hosting three long lunches per...

Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Thousands of sober stoners march for drug law reform in Nimbin

Nimbin HEMP Embassy President Michael Balderstone said he was surprised at the high turn-out, given a heavy police presence on streets surrounding the rainforest village.

Byron Bay wins season opener against Mullum Giants

  Ross Kendall The local league derby is always  and the Byron Bay Red Devils have won the first game of...

Meet local firies and save lives, including your own

Meeting local firefighters and learning about home fire prevention is really important and more so in recent times and into the future.

Boarding houses

Matthew O’Reilly, CABS president and Council candidate for the new Byron Greens The over-development of cramped boarding-house accommodation in Sunrise...

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Labor shuffles itself around not governing

Unlike the sociopaths in the Coalition party who represent the one per cent, Labor’s problem will always be trying to be a party for all seasons. And those seasons are becoming more chaotic and extreme owing to climate change. 

The race to the bottom in Australian politics

The last federal election saw a disunited LNP with no plan for climate change and almost no policies re-elected with a slim parliamentary majority

Labor reaffirms position as Coalition shadow on fossil fuels

Faster than you could say George Orwell, it was revealed clean energy actually meant gas, and the head of the expert panel was to be none other than Grant King, the former CEO of Origin Energy (aka the people who fracked Queensland and created a fiery spa bath in the Condamine River).

Alternative facts? Labor MP says Northern Rivers fire station temporarily closed, fire chief says untrue

Member for the Blue Mountains Trish Doyle last week told media the regional station was closed so fire-fighters could go to a community outreach program in Ballina.

Richmond candidate Q&A

Responses from five of the eight candidates for the May 18 election are as follows. There was no reply from Morgan Cox (Christian Democratic Party...

Albanese: new Tweed hospital, ‘planning gone wrong’

It was a busy morning outside the Kingscliff TAFE today as Anthony Albanese MP held a doorstop press conference to discuss the Nationals' plan for the new hospital on the community at Cudgen.

Action against Adani coal heats up

Protestors from Frontline Action on Coal have over 30 actions planned leading up to an Australia wide protests on June 30 demanding that no new coal projects be approved in Australia.

Use of legislation against holiday letting too punitive say councillors, staff

An estimated 1,500 homes zoned residential now let full-time as tourist accommodation. A Labor and Green councillor reject plan by former mayoral candidate Matthew Hartley to shut down ‘illegal’ holiday letting.

Mayoral campaign kicks off

Mayor Simon Richardson (Greens) has announced his intention to run again for the top job, and promised that affordable housing will be a cornerstone of the campaign.

In Page, non winners can still be grinners

At just 18 years-of-age, this election is the first time Kudra Falla-Ricketts has been eligible to vote. Like many first timers, Kudra was very happy to have a chance to have her say about how this country is run.

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over the supply of Mullumbimby’s water...

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the other side of my hilled...

Government fails to support dying with dignity in Northern Rivers

Approaching the subject of dying is always tricky, often awkward, and never easy. But when you are faced with caring for someone at the end of their life, it helps if you can find support from people who have already navigated the path.