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From border to border – an ocean pools odyssey

Three women on a mission plan to ride their eBikes along the NSW Coast from the Victorian border to the Queensland border and visit ocean pools on the way in a quest to raise money for three deserving charities.

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Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night...

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

Astrological gravitas

The Mullum Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) will soon launch the Spiders Webb telescope, which will break through to...

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!  How much do you think you know about the Byron Shire? Ross Kendall challenges you to...

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Nine winners at the 2021 Tweed Sustainability Awards

The second biennial Tweed Sustainability Awards were presented this year – trophies were presented during a ceremony on Friday, November 12.

Ethical investing goes prudential

Ethical investing is the idea of using your money to make the world a better place rather than simply chasing the greatest financial return. It seeks to account for people and planet, not just profit. 

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

The tipping point

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra It's been obvious for some time that the primary concern for our species is whether or not we will have a...

Sustainability

David Gilet, Byron Bay In regard to sustainable villages – I recently watched a documentary on giraffes in the country of Niger. The people, their...

Byron High receives Sustainable Schools Grant

Byron Bay High School has been successful in receiving a $15,000 Sustainable Schools Grant from the NSW Department of Education.

Local businesses creating a better planet

In early March, Byron Council opened submissions for their 2020 Sustainability Awards to highlight those businesses doing good things for the environment.

Falls Festival gives to RFS

Falls Festival will donate $20 from every ticket sold to the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) until midnight of Christmas Eve. 

Power to the people: take the climate crisis into your own hands

If you had to walk a kilometre to pump your water from a well, do you think you would be careful how many drops you used?

Been thinking about going off the grid? Here’s some firsthand advice

Thinking about going off grid? ‘Do it!’, says local filmmaker David Lowe.

COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

TGA grants provisional approval to oral COVID-19 treatments

At last, some good news on the COVID front: the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the first oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19.

Free Skills for Recovery course available

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years, the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s.