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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Other News

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

Byron Council’s decision to approve a controversial mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads that would include the town’s first underground car park could be overturned at this week’s meeting, with a group of councillors moving a rescission motion.

Comment: Time for another Police Royal Commission? 

It might be time for another investigation into the NSW Police Force, but this time, the police conduct under the microscope would be alleged overreach in the application of certain powers.

A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami says that he ‘feels the vibe of the crowd and place’ before he starts to play his original music.

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers...

Stories about "People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)":

Can we talk about the cow in the room?

Earlier this month, as floods ravaged my hometown of Mullumbimby, my small apartment was transformed into a makeshift animal shelter as I brought home...

A meaty point

Mimi Bekhechi, PETA Australia.  Researchers in the UK and US have put forward a plan that could prevent millions of deaths globally each year and...

Animal cruelty a serious crime

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia, Byron Bay. People in Tasmania and throughout Australia are rightly outraged at the light sentence handed out in the case of...

The bloodbath of horse racing

Desmond Bellamy, special projects coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay. The racing industry is calling it 'the weekend to forget', but it’s important that horse racing's ever-growing bloodbath be remembered.

Barnaby, get out of chickens’ faces

Desmond Bellamy, Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia. Poor Barnaby Joyce. He wants people to ‘just get out of my face’. Yet as Agriculture Minister, he presides...

Meet the meat of the future

Ashley Fruno, Associate Director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia. The loss of jobs in Ipswich, and in slaughterhouses and meat processing...

Should Byron shire council stop the steak?

Highlighting the significant reduction of green house gas emissions that the choice to go vegan can have, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have urged the Byron shire council ‘to take a bite out of climate change by serving only vegan food at official meetings, functions and other events.’

Milking it for what it’s worth

Des Bellamy, PETA Australia. We all know the dairy industry is in deep crisis as prices plummet, but now we are witnessing signs of terminal panic, with the demand from the industry to ban the word 'milk' from soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, oat milk and any other milk which does not fill their shrinking coffers.

Cruelty to animals link with homicide is clear

Claire Fryer, 
campaigns coordinator, 
PETA Australia. People of the Goulburn region and throughout NSW are rightly dismayed at the light sentence handed out in the case of the real estate agent who allowed hundreds of sheep to die in agony on his farm.

Good news: meat prices to soar

Ashley Fruno, associate director, PETA Australia.  Good news! The price of red meat will soar over the next two years, according to Meat and Livestock...

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.