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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Stories about "plastic":

Could pyrolysis help solve the plastics crisis?

Philippe Dupuy from the Lismore Environment Centre thinks there is a role for pyrolysis technology in dealing with the global plastic waste dilemma, with new technology making it possible to turn plastic waste into a useful resource.

Local team aims to build recycling centre

A group of local recycling enthusiasts received a much-needed boost to their efforts last Thursday, when they received $17,500 at the Southern Cross Credit Union office in Mullumbimby. 

Multi million dollar grant for recycling solution

With the earth slowly choking on our discarded rubbish, a joint project to tackle plastic pollution has received a $2.49 million dollar grant from the Australian Government to help solve the problem.

Recycling your thingies with KNAG

The Lismore Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG) are on a mission to recycle every bit of tiny plastic they can, to help save the land, air, and water for the kiddies.

Keep #RecyclingRight in the Ballina Shire

Ballina Shire Council is urging residents to keep recycling after staff watched a television story on the weekend.

Ocean reflections in Mullum’s ‘tiny gallery’

The smallest gallery in the Southern Hemisphere is celebrating its tenth year. This features a display of Lynne Adams and Tony Butler’s work Plastic Sea Treasures.

Raise awareness about plastic in the oceans with Arlian

Karin Ecker is showing her film The Dolphin Story, narrated by Hollywood Star Kiefer Sutherland, at the Pighouse Flicks in Byron Bay at 1.30 pm on the 29 September to raise funds for her 11 year-old son's film Plastic Alarm. Plastic Alarm raises awareness of the impact plastic has on marine life.

Plastic Alarm: call to save the turtles

Everything starts as an idea that has the potential to grow into something big. That is what happened for 11-year-old local boy Arlian who is now known as the Plastic Free Boy.

Pop-up cemetery for marine life lost to plastic

Activist group Positive Change for Marine Life joined with Ban The Bag NSW to stage a protest action at Byron Bay’s Main Beach on Sunday.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...