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April 12, 2021
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My own pandemic imaginations

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Imagination is a powerful mechanism; I must admit I get unsettled with my own pandemic imaginations...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Mask of Freedom

Today in Mullumbimby I witnessed a woman blowing bubbles on people. She was walking with her dog and blowing bubbles over passers-by. What is usually the magical work of the fairy tribe, today it had a kind of aggression. The bubbles weren’t by accident. This was a ‘Fuck You’ to mask wearing. A fuck you to people wearing masks. A fuck you to the existence of this coronavirus.

Interview with DeeBee Bishop

Thirst is the story of Stan Adams, as told by Deebee Bishop. He was one of six housemates who lived with Stan in a broken-down share house when he’d walked away from his life to live rough. Decades later, Deebee tells the story.

Essential businesses recognised

A sticker initiative, to say ‘Thank you’ and support local retailers’ doing it tough is adorning Mullum shops, owing in part to efforts by resident Angela Bambach.

Local photographer finalist in National Portrait Prize

Lismore-based photographer R J Poole is one of eighty finalists from over 3,000 entries in this year's Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Local teams head north under new set-up for women’s AFL 

Local women’s AFL will have a shake-up this year as the Lismore Swans join the Northern Rivers league...

Stories about "landcare":

Landcare gets another 1,000 trees to plant

Landcare groups in the Northern Rivers are coming up with new ways to get trees planted and protect the environment we live in.

Local Landcare gets $200,000 in grants

Federal and Goonengerry Landcare groups have secured $200,000 in grants to improve, restore and protect the Byron Shire hinterland’s biodiversity values.

WIRES and Landcare Australia’s $1million wildlife partnership

There is good news for wildlife as WIRES and Landcare Australia join forces in $1million post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration.

Goonengerry land-clearing ‘not a council issue’

Byron Shire says it has no powers to intervene to prevent land-clearing of endangered subtropical lowland rainforest despite the fact that it appears some of land being cleared is on Council’s own road verge.

Landcare funding slashed 80 per cent

An environmental volunteer co-ordination network that supports on-ground Landcare groups to restore degraded public and private land says  there has been a sharp decline in government funding.

Environmental grants for farmers, Landcare in Tweed

The NSW Environmental Trust has announced grants totalling almost $100,000 to educate farmers about sustainable practices and improve land management in the Tweed.

Clearing near Teven Golf Course on track say Tuckombil Landcare

The clearing of over 50 trees at the end of Eltham Road, next to the Teven golf course that raised the concern of some locals has been confirmed as part of a bigger project by Tuckombil Landcare group.

Making peace with the weeds

Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare volunteers have been working for the past eight years on a five-hectare dune-regeneration project just south of Brunswick Surf Club.

A cost effective solution to the camphor laurel invasion

Joe Harvey-Jones (PhD forestry SCU, 2006). Paul Bibby’s article on Camphor laurel was very timely, and I was particularly struck by a comment on Echonetdaily...

Green army’s last job supporting local tree planting

Over a thousand trees were planted at Durrumbul Hall just outside Mullumbimby last Sunday. For the seventh year running Mullum Music Festival has supported the plantings and they have now planted more than 7,000 trees locally.

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called the Byron Shire? Hear it happened...

Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.