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Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

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Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

First gig at Byron’s Green Room

By Simon Haslam It was certainly auspicious that the very first event at Byron’s new live music 1500-person venue, The...

Woman charged following house fire – Murwillumbah

A woman will face court today charged following a house fire in Murwillumbah.

Byron’s historic jetty engine unveiled

A piece of Byron Bay history, the old Green Frog jetty engine, has been restored and is now on permanent display at the Byron Bay Railway Station.

Greens for energy

V. Cosford Remember how huge wheatgrass juice was – ten to fifteen years ago? Walk past a local cafe and...

Strong winds and good tides set up a race day of fast sailing on the Tweed River

Matt Andrews with his trusty crew puts Powder Monkeys through its paces. Photo supplied. A big incoming tide and a...

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Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

Commonwealth needs to step in to save endangered wildlife

According to the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) the Commonwealth must intervene to save greater glider, the koala and the yellow-bellied glider from extinction.

Saving Old-growth Trees on NSW’s own good advice

In the hope of making the New South Wales government take its own good advice, the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) is today launching its Save Old-growth Trees campaign.

NEFA rally this morning at Coffs Council Chambers

NNEFA will be holding a rally this morning outside the Coffs Harbour Council Chambers, before the Coffs Harbour hearing of NSW Upper House, Portfolio Committee 4, 'Inquiry into the long term sustainability and future of the timber and forest products industry'.

It’s International Day of Forests

On International Day of Forests, North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) says it is essential that we recognise that forests support our civilisation, climate and biodiversity.

Minister causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ in State forests

North East Forest Alliance have accused the Ministers for Environment and Foresty, Matt Kean and Paul Toole, of dereliction of duty for failing to implement the minimal changes recommended by the Natural Resources Commission.

NEFA says logging in Cherry Tree must stop

The North East Forest Alliance says that logging on the Richmond Range must stop until outstanding issues are addressed.

Following the lead of Western Australia and Victoria

Following the leads of Western Australia and Victoria by adopting a plan to phase out logging of public native forests, is what a local alliance is asking of the NSW Government.

‘Unlawful’ forest agreements head to court

The North East Forest Alliance and the Environmental Defenders Office are challenging what they refer to as the ‘rubber stamped’ ongoing destruction of forest ecosystems of the north-east NSW forests from Sydney to the Queensland border.

Burnt, logged and flogged? Unsustainable forestry continues unabated

The North East Forest Alliance is calling for an immediate 10% reduction in wood supply commitments to north-coast sawmillers from public forests because of the widespread death of trees due to the Black Summer bushfires.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.