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New COVID-19 cases in Byron, Kyogle and Casino

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

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Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

NSW Farmers want ‘meat’ to be removed from use on plant foods

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

Why Nuclear Will Bomb

Unless you’ve been blissfully slumbering in a very welcome coma, you’d be aware that Scott Morrison abruptly cancelled the terribly important contract we had with France, to build new submarines, in order to get fancy nuclear sink-boats from the US instead (in decades time and at incalculable cost, much like the previous contract). 

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

Biggest corporate greenwashers revealed by Greenpeace

According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, most of Australia’s highest-emitting companies that have implemented net-zero emission commitments do not have any will to meet their target.

Organic local Koala Tea

Koala Tea has won several awards over the years and has been inducted into the ACO Organic Hall of Fame.

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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.

The circular economy in action

Life Cykel is a versatile, forward thinking and high ethos company that focuses on harnessing the circular economy and the great potential that mushrooms possess to create quality products for human, and planetary, health.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Organic local Koala Tea

Koala Tea has won several awards over the years and has been inducted into the ACO Organic Hall of Fame.

Organic Forrest

Pioneers of the organic food movement, David Forrest and Sue Mangan have been farming in Federal since 1978.