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Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

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‘Mono’ wins Hawaiian adaptive surfing title

Byron Bay surfer Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart won his division at the Hawaiin Adaptive Surfing Championships two weeks ago.

Drumming circle

Every morning I get up early and walk along the beach south of the Brunswick Surf Club. What I’ve started...

First observations of meltwater eating away at Antarctic ice shelves

Scientists who have witnessed Antarctic ice shelf decay are escalating concerns that rising air temperatures will push these frozen masses to unprecedented fractures.

End of NSW rice monopoly welcomed by Northern Rivers farmers

Rice is a vital part of food security globally, but irrigated rice also produces a lot of methane producer because of the bacteria generated through irrigation.

Ballina council to send damning Richmond River report to ministers

A majority of Ballina Shire Councillors has voted to send a damning report on the Richmond River catchment to relevant state and federal ministers.

Only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported in NSW result in guilty outcome

The latest study from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), shows that only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported to NSW Police end up in a guilty verdict in court.

Stories about "Tasmania":

State of destruction

Tasmanians go to the polls next weekend, in an early election brought on by Liberal Premier Jeremy Rockcliff, whose party has fractured during its ten years in office but is currently warning voters not to elect a Labor minority government, which he's been calling a 'Coalition of Chaos'.

Byron Bay local is 2024 Glover Prize Finalist

Local watercolourist Dave Sparkes has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 John Glover Prize, Australia’s prestigious landscape award.

Bob Brown arrested in the Styx

Yesterday Dr Bob Brown was arrested alongside activists Colette Harmsen and Ali Alishah in a logging coupe on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. All three were taken to the Bridgewater Police Station.

Styx Valley forest protest renews call for climate action in Tasmania

With Tasmanians set to go to the polls on 23 March, the Bob Brown Foundation has called for the next Tasmanian government to take real climate action by protecting all native forests that are left standing and restoring degraded forests.

Eight forest arrests in Tasmania yesterday

A mass protest in Tasmania’s forests yesterday has resulted in eight community members being arrested.

Tassie salmon under the microscope

If you, like me, eat salmon, perhaps it’s time for us to finally face facts. In the words of celebrated Tasmanian writer Richard Flanagan, we’re eating horror, and we’re dining on destruction. 

Certifier refuses use of underwater explosives against seals

Plans by industrial salmon company, Tassal, to continue using thousands of underwater explosive seal deterrents in Tasmanian waters have been dealt a blow by a leading international certifier.

Strait to Tassie crossing due to arrive today

A crew of five young mates from Sydney’s Northern Beaches will complete their gruelling kayak crossing of Bass Strait today, aiming to land this afternoon at Little Mussell Row Bay, Tasmania.

Tarkine/takayna rainforest defence enters fifth day

Tasmanian police have arrived in the contentious Meunna forest this morning as protests continue. The community campaign to defend remnant rainforest from logging at Meunna on the northern edge of takayna has entered its fifth day as local farmer Cabe McKenzie locks on to logging machinery.

Direct action as swift parrot habitat threatened

Failure by Tasmania’s Premier Rockliff to prevent the destruction of swift parrot breeding habitat has been called into question today as protests return to a logging area in the south of Tasmania.

Only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported in NSW result in guilty outcome

The latest study from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), shows that only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported to NSW Police end up in a guilty verdict in court.

Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

After an hour's debate, Ballina Shire Council voted to adopt its own Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan at its last meeting.

Households warned against smoke alarm complacency

Firefighters, NRL stars and other top athletes are urging households across the state to make sure they have working smoke alarms fitted in their homes, as Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) launches its annual Winter Fire Safety Campaign.

Surf like a woman

Local surfing legend Pauline Menczer has told her remarkable story in a new book, 'Surf Like a Woman', which tells the story of how she overcame sexism, homophobia and rheumatoid arthritis to become World Surfing Champion.