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Don’t worry, be greedy

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia The deputy prime minister has said that the government will consider excluding agriculture from future long-term...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

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Coastal Defenders respond to NPWS

Stephen Totterman from Coastal Defenders Network said the National Parks and Wildlife Service's response to his concerns about 4WD impacts on the pied oystercatcher population on the beaches south of Ballina is 'unsatisfactory'.

Keep an eye out for hatching turtles

If you’ve ever fancied turtle spotting, now is the time to try it. As nesting season approaches, NPWS would like your help to monitor turtle activity on North Coast beaches.

NPWS burning Byron Bay Clay Heath to save it

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) says it will begin a small fuel reduction burn in Arakwal National Park, Byron Bay, tomorrow morning to help save the endangered Byron Bay Dwarf Graminoid Clay Heath.

Residents resist removal of trees in Arakwal national park

Local residents on Evans Street in Byron Bay, that backs onto the Arakwal national park, have raised concerns over the intended removal of approximately 40 melaleuca trees in the park and near their properties.

Nightcap National Park now safer for horses and riders

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has improved horse riding facilities in Nightcap National Park and a local horse riding club are saddling up for the first ride of the year this Saturday.

National Parks managers sacked as bushfire season ramps up

In a move described as ‘irresponsible’, 14 National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) senior managers have been sacked, regions amalgamated and officers required to reapply for the new positions under a state government reshuffle in the middle of the fire season.

Something in the air – and not in a good way

Anthea Amore, Byron Bay. On Thursday July 28 my husband and I were walking on Brunswick Heads beach around 8.30am at low tide from the...

Wallaby deaths around Cape Byron prompt dog baiting

Poison baits will be used in the Cape Byron area in a bid to remove a wild dog believed to have killed several six wallabies in recent weeks.

Gondolas and a light rail for Cape Byron?

Could gondolas, shuttle buses, light rail or better walking tracks improve visitor experience and ease congestion at the popular Cape Byron?

Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve off limits to boozers

The popular beaches of the Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve have been declared an alcohol-free zone for the upcoming public holidays in a bid to curb anti-social behaviour there.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital get underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital referbishment.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.