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COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

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F***ked

Simon Kofe, foreign minister for the small Pacific nation of Tuvalu, brought a slice of reality to the COP26...

Biodiversity, not dogs

Alison Drover’s comment is a welcome reminder of what Byron Shire, at our core, is representing – biodiversity. How do...

Editorial – A potted history of local elections

The election of the Byron Shire mayor and councillors on December 4 will be the ninth such poll this newspaper has covered.

Water security needed and that means we need to think beyond the traditional dam

As two professional engineers, each with over 40 years of experience in the water industry, we support Rous County Council’s decision to start tapping into underground water resources to meet the growing water supply needs of our region.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Coming out of the Cave

It was 2018, and in this crisis we witnessed the best that the world can be. We all watched in nervous anticipation as cave diving hobbyists from around the world became experts in a rescue never before attempted. It showed the power of collaboration for a higher purpose. It showed true courage; of the men who risked their lives in the complex underground maze of caves, of the boys who maintained the most incredible calm, and of the parents who never gave up hope.

IP dispute over aquaponics invention

Two organic farmers from Nimbin, Andrew Bodlovich and Hogan Gleeson, invented a sustainable food production system that they hoped would help feed the world. Now they say they risk losing 20 years of work owing to a legal battle with ‘big business interests’ that backed the technology.

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Park plans for Suffolk Park’s park take shape

Concept plans for ‘Our Park’ on Suffolk Park’s Beech Drive were shared with local residents last week. It comes after the community lobbied the state government – and won – to retain the land after it was flagged for sale as surplus.

Suffolk Park plans

Donald Maughan, president, Suffolk Park Progress Association The Suffolk Park community came together in an impressive show of unity in November last year to protest...

Residents group celebrates sports field victory

The Suffolk Park Progress Association will tonight celebrate its great achievement this year, ensuring the handover of the Beech Drive sports field, playground and community garden to Byron Shire Council.

Suffolk Park locals celebrate park-land purchase

Suffolk Park residents are celebrating a big win after Byron Shire Council yesterday confirmed it had successfully negotiated the purchase of the Beech Drive education land in Suffolk Park from the state government for $900,000.

Petition calls for ‘gifting’ of Suffolk Park open space

A week after its Save Our Park Community Rally, the Suffolk Park Progress Association (SPPA) has launched a change.org petition asking that the NSW Government transfer the land title of Lot 60, Beech Drive to Byron Shire Council as a gift.

Council to get first offer on Suffolk Park land

Chris Dobney An auction of ‘surplus’ Education Department land at Suffolk Park has been cancelled after the intervention of education minister Adrian Piccoli. The embattled minister,...

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Women Who Lead team focus on housing and environment

Letitia Kelly is heading the Independent Group F, Women Who Lead ticket in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections.