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Festival/Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

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Rebuild of flooded school campus in North Lismore unlikely

At least one Northern Rivers-based school is likely to have a new permanent home thanks to extensive flood damage at its existing campus.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

Get booked, from July 1

The annual Byron Shire Book Fair is finally going ahead from Friday July 1 to Sunday July 3 from 9am to 4pm at the Byron Bay Surf Club.

Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

Women scientists are less likely to be credited for their work

Gender gap in publication and patent authorship suggests women’s contributions to science are ignored or unappreciated.

You may have missed… mangroves’ carbon storage potential, smart implants, and twitter misinformation

Mangrove forests are massive carbon sinks, capable of storing over 1,000 tonnes of carbon per hectare.

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Community pioneer Jane Shand – one of the originals

Always ahead of the curve: from introducing her friends to rock ‘n’ roll, to being part of the first wave of hippies to settle in Main Arm, to dropping ‘back in’ Jane Shand was a wild, loving, adventurous, and caring spirit who passed away on 29 April, 2020.

Chanting for charity Nov 30 in Mullum

A devotional group will be hosting an all day Chanting Festival as a fundraiser for the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre on November 30 from 8am ’til 9pm at St Martins Church Hall.

A little shelter and comfort from the rain

We all like a dry pace to sleep when it rains but for some it is not so easy to find.

Mullum neighbourhood Centre goes mobile

The Mullumbimby District Neighbourhood Centre is set to go mobile after receiving a $20,000 grant from local job provider ETC.

Two decades on, and Deb still loves her job

Youth Worker Deb Pearse is celebrating 20 years as the Mullumbimby Byron Youth Service (BYS) Cottage and Street Cruise co-ordinator.

Local philanthropy supports those in need

In an incredible act of generosity, a couple has donated $40,000 to Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre so it can rehire its recently laid-off administrative assistant for a full year.

Neighbourhood centres feeling the pinch

As the Mullumbimby District Neighbourhood Centre was saying a sad farewell to its only paid administrative assistant because of funding difficulties late last year, the peak body released a policy platform calling for wholesale changes to the way such centres are funded.

54 tonnes of ‘thrown out’ food now being made into meals

Each week day, two refrigerated vans are making their way across the region rescuing and delivering food to disadvantaged people.

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

Byron Council report card

Did you know it’s been six months since councillors were elected? They have another two years to go, and while a usual term is a gruelling four years, this time, it’s shorter, owing to a disrupting bat virus.

Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.