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Opinion: What a Dutton might say, and did…

'At a recent gathering, I murmured something faintly conservative, and quick as a flash I was called a "Dutton"...' 

Firearm and drugs seized during vehicle stop; pair charged – Mullumbimby

A man and woman have been charged with drug and firearm offences following a vehicle stop in Mullumbimby.

Missing person: Kirra Sayers – Tweed Heads/Gold Coast area

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate 13-year-old Kirra Sayers. She was reported missing from Tweed Heads on Sunday 19 June 2022.

Lismore Council GM avoids sacking

Lismore City Council’s legacy of turbulence when it comes to leadership continues after a late-night surprise motion to sack General Manager John Walker in a confidential vote last week.

Hydro cannabis bust in Tweed

Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.

Missing teenager found

Police say a thirteen-year-old girl reported missing from Tweed Heads earlier this week has been found safe and well.

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Planet Watch: Living off grid and accepting nature’s limits

Living off grid can teach an individual about living within the limits of their immediate environment – a lesson we need to learn as individuals and as a species. We are well on the way to tipping the Earth beyond its ability to support the myriad lifeforms, including us, that are here.

Epic solar install for Epiq Marketplace at Lennox

One of the best features of the newly opened Epiq Marketplace shopping centre at Lennox Head is on the roof. The owners, Clarence Property, have invested in a 300 kW solar system.

US Republican renewables visionary set to inspire Australia

The Republican mayor who transformed his struggling Californian city into the ‘solar capital of the universe’ has just been confirmed to visit Australia to inspire local councils to join the global renewable energy revolution.

Queensland chooses sunshine over coal

Phew, that was close. That must be the reaction of the Australia solar industry, and local and international renewable investors, after a result that puts the Labor government within touching distance of a small majority.

AGL invests in world’s largest battery-storage virtual power plant

AGL Energy has announced plans to develop what it describes as ‘the world’s largest battery storage ‘virtual power plant’ in South Australia, in a foretaste of what many expect to be the energy system of the future.

Energy transition can happen ‘overnight’ says AGL

So, just how fast can the transition to a clean energy economy occur? Is the 50 per cent renewable energy target proposed by Labor for 2030 too fast? Or are the 100 per cent renewable energy scenarios for 2030 prepared by research academics too slow?

Mullumbimby solar project reaches target

The Mullumbimby Drill Hall is going solar, thanks to community support and COREM (Community Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby).

Thousands could go off grid as better batteries beckon

Last week’s presentation by US company Tesla, and a similar recent announcement by German battery manufacturer Seimens, could see thousands of north coast residents abandoning the power grid as early as next year.

WA to go all out solar within a few years

West Australian energy minister Mike Nahan has conceded the state’s electricity market faces radical change, with rooftop solar to become ubiquitous on homes and businesses within a matter of years.

Byron talks solar as poles and wires selloff vote looms

A major symposium in Byron shire tomorrow featuring climate scientist and author Tim Flannery puts the spotlight firmly on the solar revolution and community-driven renewable-energy projects.

Palestine’s ‘terra nullius’ and children’s body armour

Firstly, the Zionist regime of Israel is an apartheid regime. It is based on the dispossession, expropriation, expulsion and oppression of the Palestinian people. This...

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.

Suspected Tweed Heads meth lab dismantled

Specialist police units along with NSW Fire and Rescue have been dismantling an alleged meth lab in Tweed Heads this morning, police said.

Hydro cannabis bust in Tweed

Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.