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NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is calling for expressions of interest for volunteers to support the gallery through assisting with front-of-house operations, customer service and sales.

Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

End of Days

Sometimes life would be a lot simpler if I could just believe in God. If I could believe that...

Blowhard alert

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that...

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me...

Stories about "plastic bottles":

Water, water everywhere at Mullum Music Fest

It is said of some politicians that they would attend the opening of a door. As if to prove the proverb, Ballina MP Tamara Smith had the unusual duty of opening of a water fountain during last weekend’s Mullum Music Festival.

Byron shire businesses sign up for plastic-free future

Mullum Music Festival is being used as a launchpad to encourage more Byron-based businesses to sign up to the vision of a plastic container-free future.

Byron designer’s floating bin set to clean up marinas

A pair of Aussie designer/surfers living in Mallorca, Spain, have come up with a revolutionary invention to keep marinas clean and stop dangerous plastic floating out to sea.

Octogenarian activist’s tale kicks off Seniors Week film fest

A remarkable story about an 84 year-old-woman trying to take down the third largest industry in the world is returning to the screen at the Byron Theatre tomorrow (Saturday) as part of a one-day film festival in honour of Seniors Week.

Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other on their 160-acre farm at...

Cacao wow

After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now open to the public. The...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning things to her advantage. When...

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.