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5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

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Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.

Increase in remote access scams

Local financial institutions say there has been an increase in remote access scams experienced by customers recently.

Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

Electricity ‘fun facts’

Anonymous, Ballina I’m surprised that a part of David Lowe’s online article of March 15 slipped under the fact-check radar (‘Tamara Smith...

Common courtesy

Anonymous, Byron Bay First of all, thank you to those customers who did the right thing and wore their masks in...

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Creating jobs and bushfire proofing a boon for the environment

As the government talks about getting the economy going by proposing the removal of regulations on development, subsidising gas and reducing environmental requirements for coal seam gas development the Rainforest 4 Foundation is taking the opposite approach.

Emergency warning issued over Bruxner Highway fire

Updated, 10pm: If you are in the area of Sugarbag Road, it is too late to leave. Seek shelter if the fire impacts on your property or location. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

Richmond Valley fire still out of control

One of two major bushfires burning in the Richmond Valley has now burnt out more than 3,290 hectares and remains out of control.

Four major fires burning in Northern Rivers

Of four bushfires burning in the Northern Rivers since the weekend, just one has been contained while firefighters are close to bringing another under control.

Teen arrested over ‘copycat’ fire

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in what appears to be a copycat arson attack, after an RFS fire truck was damaged and an estimated 175 hectares of land was burnt out in a deliberately-lit fire near Tabulam on Saturday.

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.

Government bullying and hidden agendas

Frank Ball, Tweed Heads The treatment of Christine Holgate while CEO of Australia Post is nothing short of scandalous. Not only is it a prime example...

A coast in need of management

It appears that the long-suffering management of perhaps the region’s most precious resource and attraction, Byron Shire’s beaches and estuaries, are not a high priority for Sydney-based bureaucrats and the Liberal-Nationals government.

Holiday lets

David Wallace, Suffolk Park The following query was recently sent to NSW Planning Minister Mr Rob Stokes: On Friday, 9 April, 2021, the DPIE (Department of Planning,...