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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.

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Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies...

Natural probiotics for longevity

Victoria Cosford For five years Roma’s been taking a 30ml shot of Katerina’s Gut Tonic every single day and she...

Richmond Tweed Regional Library Mobile Library is on the road

Following the destruction of the previous trailer in this year’s unprecedented floods, a replacement trailer for the Richmond Tweed Regional Mobile Library has arrived – it's been polished and loaded with brand-new books and is on the road.

Be alert – koalas are on the move

Yes it's that time of year and Friends of the Koala are urging members of the public to contain dogs at night and keep a lookout for koalas on their properties and when driving, particularly during dusk to dawn.

Lismore Council on gender equity in management

Last night Lismore Council met for their monthly meeting and Councillor Big Rob asked a question about gender equality in the upper echelons of Council.

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Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to announce the beginning of their...

Women’s rights focus at Renew Fest

Two further headlining guests have been announced for Renew Fest, which describes itself as a ‘festival of full system regenerative change’ Festival director, Ella...

What if the trucks stop coming? Renew Fest kicks off Saturday

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow, hosted by Renew Fest and Resilient Byron, is kicking off on February 13 with a series of neighbourhood events, tackling the question: How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?

Renew Fest and Resilient Byron team up

With Renew Fest about to run a crowdfunding early bird ticket blitz to ensure this year’s festival can go ahead, they are thrilled to announce a new key partnership with Resilient Byron, set up to assist in preparing communities for a changing climate.

Renew with Stephen Jenkinson, May 10, 11

Internationally renowned author Stephen Jenkinson will soon visit Mullumbimby, speaking on some of the biggest personal and social dynamics we will need to embrace in an age of climate crisis: elderhood and grief.

Renew Fest returns for 2019, first lineup drops

Organisers say it is ‘Australia’s festival of ecological, economic and social renewal’, and the focus for 2019 will be around themes of grief, praise, eldership and belonging.

Renew Fest inspires reflection

Over 100 presenters and a thousand or so curious minds gathered at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds over the weekend for Renew Fest. 

Tree sonics backdrop for Renew Fest

The beautiful fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds have always been central to the Renew Fest experience, and they will be taking centre stage this year with a sonic installation from Brisbane-based composer Luke Jaaniste.

Ready for behavioural change?

Bring your cup and plate. Local sustainability festival Renew Fest will deliver its third waste-free event in a row this year, with support from some passionate young Americans.

Headliner drops for Renew Fest

Conscious independent hip- hop outfit Hugo and Treats will be headlining this year’s Renew festival. The MC and DJ team describe their sound as visionary spoken word and creative crowd choreography, mixed with earthshakingly intricate beats and bass.

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.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.