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Food prices are up, and so is…

I was shocked to see the cost of local bread I buy in Mullumbimby had risen 40 per cent. That particular loaf is becoming a luxury item.

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Witches in the Starcourt

A new year is here! It’s a time for women all over the region to pick up their brooms and set their witchy intentions for 2023. There is no finer time and place to do it than with your Country Witches, comedian Mandy Nolan and singer/songwriter Áine Tyrrell. 

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

Cheeky Cabaret returns!

Following the Cheeky season is some incredible live music, including Ella Hooper: Small Town Temple tour, Libby O’Donovan – cabaret singer extraordinaire, Stella Donnelly: Flood Australian tour, Liz Stringer and William Crighton co-headlining in a powerhouse performance, and the house is thrilled to announce the fabulous Tim Rogers & The Twin Set coming in April.

Coastal dystopia

Proto-existentialist philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote ‘Money is human happiness in the abstract, and so the man who is no...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

Vinnies

What have they done to our Vinnies here in Mullum? They’ve killed it! It has reopened and it is...

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Ban on Maules Creek clearing ‘vindicates concerns’

The decision made by the NSW Department of Planning to deny Whitehaven Coal a special permit to clear for the Maules Creek coal mine...

Leard Forest clearing halted for winter

Whitehaven Coal yesterday announced it would halt its clearing of Leard State Forest until September following an injunction in the NSW Land and Environment Court by the Maules Creek Community Council.

Leard case to continue today

An urgent injunction taken out by the Maules Creek Community Council to stop land clearing over winter in Leard State Forest will continue in the NSW Land and Environment Court today.

Whitehaven ‘bulldozing 5000 acres’ of forest

Major tree clearing in Leard State Forest for the Maules Creek Coal mine will be interrupted by protestors for a third day today, according to the website frontlineaction.org. But the news from the group’s broadcast SMS is rather more dire.

Clearing begins at Leard State Forest

The first major clearing of Leard State Forest for the controversial Maules Creek coal mine began on Wednesday but was quickly halted by protestors suspended from some of the trees that are threatened with clearing. Fears are held for many bird species that overwinter in the forest.

Anti-mine campaigners immobilise drill rig

Two people have immobilised a drill rig at the controversial Maules Creek coal mine site in the Leard State Forest.

Blockade stalls work on forest coal mine

Work on the controversial Maules Creek coal mine near Boggabri has been stopped for the second time this week, as locals and supporters, many from the northern rivers, continued to blockade the site.

Dozens rail against council decision to oust blockade campers

Narrabri residents pleaded with their local councillors yesterday not to force campers off public lands in the shire in the face of a growing number of forest protectors blockading a controversial coal-mine project.

Drawing the line on Leard State Forest

Deep in the Leard State Forest, something massive is stirring. Whitehaven Coal is set to construct the Maules Creek mine, decimating local farming communities and critically endangered woodland.

Abouchar honoured with Order of Australia

The new head of the Byron Community College (BCC), Chantal Abouchar, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contributions to business and the media.

Appeal for flag stolen from Bruns

The two Aboriginal flags that fly high over the Brunswick River Bridge on Invasion Day have become a potent symbol of survival and solidarity for many in the Shire. 

TELSTRA – The end of the line?

I live in a valley that was ravaged by flood last year. Telegraph poles were swept out of the ground by landslides and many...

Dear Byron Shire Council

Why, oh why, did you not add a traffic calming device when you recently sealed Clay Rd, Mullumbimby? This was a beautiful, quiet lane, that...