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Floodwaters essential for ecosystem rejuvenation say experts

Along with the human, infrastructure and economic devastation wrought by recent floods, come environmental costs and even benefits.

Cartoon of the week – 30 November 2022

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Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

Unforeseen and unpredicted

I find it very strange that in the New Epoch, 2022, which heralded record-breaking ‘unforeseen, unpredicted floods’, along the...

Cinema: Seriously Red

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0RCj3-Pz50 If you’re a fan of Dolly Parton, then this just might be your happy place for the summer. Seriously...

Barrio now open every Sunday

If you’re already dreaming about the weekend, how does spending a long lunch at Barrio Eatery & Bar sound? Owing...

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Tweed MP saves koalas from logging – for now

The NSW governments Private Native Forestry (PNF) bill, put forward by the Nationals, was withdrawn on Monday by agriculture minister, Dugald Saunder, after several coalition MPs said they would cross the floor rather than support the bill. 

What is the future for Tweed Shire?

How the future of Tweed Shire and the north coast will develop is being shaped by the North Coast Regional Plan 2041. This is the plan that sets out the overall direction and potential futures for the local council areas and the broader region in general. 

Tweed Council seeks dual consent for land clearing to protect koalas

Tweed Shire Council is seeking to have extra controls granted by the State Government in relation to the controversial Koala SEPP to help ensure all koalas in Tweed receive appropriate protection from habitat damage, land clearing, and development.

Ballina wants review of private logging decision

Ballina Shire Council will push for a review of the state government’s decision not to allow the council to take control of approving native forestry in the shire.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.