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Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

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Saddle Road land snapped up for $10m

A picturesque property in Brunswick Heads that was once slated to become an eco-village may become a light industrial precinct after the owners sold it to a developer for $10 million. 

Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

New gallery and studio breathes life into old church and graveyard

Was it divine intervention or western democracy that changed the fate of a former country church on the Northern Rivers last week?

Stories about "landcare":

Schools planting trees to save riverbanks

Six schools in the Lismore area six will plant about 6000 trees creating links across the Wilsons River corridor in Lismore and Tucki Creek in Goonellabah.

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...

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The draft concept plan for John...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.