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Will Byron Council’s new wildlife corridor map be effective?

Byron Council will this Thursday debate the introduction of a wildlife corridor system that is designed to help local landowners prioritise the restoration of native habitat.

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Kirtan and Sacred Music

House of Bliss is proud to present its 10th Kirtan and Sacred Music Festival this Saturday at Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Pottsville mobile tower approved despite concerns over the environment

A failure to provide the requested ecological assessment for the site of a potential telecommunications pole at Pottsville, following a previous refusal, has not proved a hindrance to the majority of Tweed Shire councillors now approving the proposal.

Abuse and falsehoods erode the public square of science

As the world faces existential problems such as pandemics and climate change, Australian scientists are facing a dilemma about the best way to connect with the wider public.

Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Byron Council to encourage long-term rentals

How do we encourage people who own secondary dwellings, dual occupancies and investment properties in the Shire to put them on the long-term rental market rather than posting them on Airbnb?

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.

Stories about "Surfing":

Coffs, Byron, Le-Ba and Kingscliff head to nationals

It was a busy weekend in the surf at Coff Harbour with Macauleys Beach the scene of the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Northern NSW regional qualifier.

Evans Head to celebrate everything that is great about surfing!

The October long weekend will see Evans Head once again hosting the four day Evans Head Malibu Classic from Friday, 29 September to Monday,...

Adaptive surfing comp to be held in Byron

Five years ago, adaptive surfing world champion Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart started working on a big idea.

Skullcandy junior surfing rocks Lennox Head

The 2023 Skullcandy Oz Grom surfing event concluded in Lennox Head last week with eight new champions crowned across six age divisions, as well as the World Surf League (WSL) Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) Pro Junior division.

Queensland surf team win inaugural State of Origin

Yesterday on the Gold Coast, Queensland came out the winners of the first-ever Surfing State of Origin.

The grommets taking over Gallows Beach

Surfing New South Wales says that the weather and water was warm and welcoming for the competitors at Gallows beach, Coffs Harbour for day two of the Billabong Oz Grom Cup presented by SmoothStar. 

Australian Surfing Awards top honours go to Gilmore and Robinson

It was Australian surfing's night of nights on the Gold Coast last night as the Australia Surfing Awards saw Steph Gilmore and Jack Robinson taking out the Surfer of the Year awards.

Beware of Trichodesmium on the Far North Coast

Tweed Council is urging residents and visitors to avoid swimming and surfing in coastal waters, creeks and estuaries if any evidence of blue-green algae is detected.

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

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

The Irukandjis sting in USA

Australia's national surfing team the Irukandjis have won a silver medal overall at the International Surfing Association World Surfing Games which just wrapped up at Huntington Beach, California.

Direct action – antidote to despair

The truth about climate change is alarming to say the least. But I was heartened over the weekend of November 25 and 26 to...

Israeli women march against UN silence on Hamas attacks

Around 30 women identifying as Israeli marched in Byron’s CBD and Main Beach on Sunday to highlight what they say is a ‘disturbing and harmful silence’ by the United Nations and others after the October 7 attacks on Israel.

The test of sisterhood

In 2003, when I introduced myself as an MP with my maiden speech in parliament, I articulated my centralist, small ‘l’ liberal principles. I argued that values are not something to be on display in the morning and forgotten in the afternoon. 

Byron Council to encourage long-term rentals

How do we encourage people who own secondary dwellings, dual occupancies and investment properties in the Shire to put them on the long-term rental market rather than posting them on Airbnb?