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‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

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Young people rally for a climate-positive budget

On Sunday hundreds of young people took part in a rally in Brisbane with a clear message for Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers: protect our future by ensuring no new funding for fossil fuels in the October budget update.

Consideration of state significant farmland for SUGA development leaves bitter taste

One of Ballina Shire Council’s independents is continuing to argue against suggested expansions of development between the plateau villages of Alstonville and Wollongbar.

Meet Byron’s surf champ, Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart

While Byron attracts surfers of amazing skill, there have only been a few world champions. 

Monty’s: strawberries and insanity

‘Strawberries are insanely amazing,’ I hear Dave (‘Monty’) tell one customer. Regarding his punnets – three sizes, family, medium,...

Bioenergy facility funding rejected

Mayor Michael Lyon is downplaying a funding rejection for Council’s much touted Bioenergy Facility proposal by a federal government agency, claiming other funding sources are available.

Wahlburgers in Byron

Walking into Wahlburgers on Sunday arvo, the sun was shining, the staff were smiling, there was a nice vibe...

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Local dancers win $25,000 for the SHIFT Project

Local charity the SHIFT Project has benefitted from a $25,000 donated because of a pair of Celtic dancers.

SHIFT your recycling for women

If you recycle at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay in January and February, Byron's SHIFT Project is one of the local beneficiaries of your recycling payment.

Women celebrate making the SHIFT

Marking two years since it began, the SHIFT project in Byron Bay have launched their new website. Celebrating the launch at a fundraiser on International Women's Day they were inspired by the communities support and generosity.

Help for homeless women on offer

Where government fails, individuals act. A new not-for-profit charity that aims to work with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has just been established for Byron Bay.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.