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Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

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Final Tallowood stage up before Byron Council

The world may be in a state of immense turmoil and uncertainty, but at least we can rely on the inexorable forward march of the Tallowood housing development in Mullumbimby.

Border bubble to Queensland reopens for local shires

Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have recently come out of lockdown, including Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley Council (RVC) have now been brought back into the border bubble zone with the Queensland border.

Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

Tackling mosquitoes together in Ballina

Following its successful launch late last year, Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit are once again running Tackling Mosquitoes Together, a behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

Celebrating and supporting carers

Every day there are family and friends who provide care to others in their life. National Carers Week, 10–16 October, aims to recognise those 2.65 million carers in Australia who support those family and friends who have a disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged and need support.

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Shearwater enters its Dragon Days for the 20th wearable arts extravaganza

Are you a design artist, fashion innovator, culture initiators or wearable inventor? Then this is a call out to you.

Capturing carbon, nature’s way

One of the best ways to mitigate climate change is to capture carbon – by tree planting, of course! Shearwater Steiner School in Mullumbimby is getting hands on with its students and getting their hands in the dirt.

Matilda quick enough for Australian gold medal

Mullumbimby’s Matilda Vial has beaten all comers to become Australia’s fastest runner over 200 metres, for her age. Matilda attends the Shearwater Steiner school and has achieved outstanding results at the Australian Track and Field Championships held in Darwin last week.

Over 800 northern rivers students demand action on climate change

Around 800 students gathered this morning across the northern rivers to raise their voices in support of immediate action on climate change in defiance of the prime ministers statement that he didn't support the National School strike 4 action.

Mullum student starts organic egg business at school

Oliver Bora is a 17-year-old Shearwater Steiner School student with a passion for sustainable farming. He’s currently setting up a pasture raised, free range egg farm at his school to provide grass fed organic eggs to the local community.

Shearwater students swarm Bitou Bush site

A group of 50 students from year 9 at Shearwater School cleared the last patch of Bitou Bush, at the Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare site at the south end of New Brighton Beach.

Mullumbimby student wins WA wearable art award

A Mullumbimby student has won a national wearable art prize for her costume made entirely of plastic bags.

Wearable Arts will be taking centre stage again

What can you turn into wearable art? The answer seems to be anything that you can imagine. Shearwater is celebrating the the school’s fifteenth wearable...

Byron Bay Doughnuts … in Adelaide

By Vivienne Pearson I first discovered Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts at WOMADelaide, the world music festival held each March in the heart of Adelaide. I fell...

A fair day at Shearwater

Shearwater Steiner School’s new biodynamic farm and trade skills centre will be launched at the school’s annual Spring Fair, Threads of Life, tomorrow (Saturday, September 5).

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually going to responsibly and effectively...

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would have thought a Greens approach...

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination rate in the state and...

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.