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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Be alert – koalas are on the move

Yes it's that time of year and Friends of the Koala are urging members of the public to contain dogs at night and keep a lookout for koalas on their properties and when driving, particularly during dusk to dawn.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

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The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

Byron women’s AFL narrowly avoids first loss

A battle royale unfolded last Saturday afternoon at the Cavanbah oval when the Byron Bay women’s AFL team took...

Singing songs of sorrow and resilience

Tucked away in a Mullumbimby music studio, a group of local musicians have been pouring their hearts out through song.

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Kingscliff’s Lot 490 handed to Aboriginal Land Council

The future of Kingscliff's controversial Lot 490 is now in the hands of the Tweed-Byron Aboriginal Land Council. The title deeds to the land were handed over Aboriginal elders at a ceremony last week by NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Leslie Williams and Tweed MP Geoff Provest.

Aboriginal land claim granted over Kingscliff’s Lot 490

An Aboriginal land claim has been granted over the beachfront crown reserve at Kingscliff known as Lot 490, putting an end to a longtime community campaign for the land to be kept as public open space for passive recreation.

‘The appetite for development still lingers’

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. Jan Barham, Lindy Smith, let’s get one thing straight. I know of no person and no group opposing the Lot 490 Aboriginal Land Claim. It is the State Government that seems to have come up with a scheme to block it.

Kingscliff reserve looms as election issue

State election campaigning for the seat of Tweed has ramped up, with the government’s controversial plan to sell off the crown reserve at Kingscliff known as Lot 490 under renewed attack.

Kingscliff reserve ‘belongs to the people’

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. New premier Mike Baird says he wants to rid his 'great party' of corruption. His 'great party' in coalition with the Nationals was the subject of the very first ICAC investigation.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.