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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

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Paul Watson has his say on Sea Shepherd ousting

Regarding your article concerning the split in Sea Shepherd. I established Sea Shepherd as a global movement, not as an organisation, controlled by a few men. It was a democratic association of independent national entities

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

Springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays, Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre.

Funds sought to complete clubhouse

Byron Bay Football Club may finally get the funds to complete its new clubhouse, with Byron councillors to consider loaning the club $200,000 at this week’s meeting.

Grand opening in Casino on Saturday

Richmond Valley Council says the upgraded Casino Showground and Racecourse will be a major hub for events in regional NSW, with a focus on horse-related activities.

Statement of faith leaders following attack in Sydney

NSW Premier Chris Minns and Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper have released a joint statement from a diverse group of NSW faith leaders, in an effort to calm tensions following the recent knife attack at Christ The Good Shepherd Church in south western Sydney.

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Reclaiming childhood in the ‘device age’

A century and a half ago, the visionary Henry David Thoreau declared people had become ‘the tool of their tools.’  In this device-driven age of smartphones, social media, and artificial intelligence, few observations could be seen as more prescient. 

Trailblazers honoured with prestigious prizes for tech and engineering

Ten trailblazers from diverse fields were honoured with prestigious prizes for tech and engineering at the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering’s annual national awards last night.

What’s all this about the solar maximum?

A recent uptick in solar activity and its effects on infrastructure on and around Earth has raised concern about how the upcoming solar maximum will affect technology. So, what’s going on?

Study suggests Gen Z with Down syndrome have embraced new tech in lives full of meaning and purpose

More research has come from a long running project in Queensland that reinforces the high quality of life people with Down syndrome are experiencing and can help block misinformation given to prospective parents.

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.

EVs charge ahead on the Gold Coast

World-first high speed electric vehicle (EV) charging technology has debuted on the Gold Coast, with the first supercharger installed at Broadbeach today.

Storylines: Decolonise or Technologise

Imagine if we passed laws that were about caring for the land and the people, returning the old ways, bringing back the lores from the first cultures of ‘Australia’.

Seniors can get a kick out of social media

As COVID-19 continues to cause physical and psychological distress for many Australians, a CQUniversity researcher said there could be a silver lining in the crisis as many of the nation’s seniors are forced to learn how to socially connect over the Internet.

How technology is hurting our kids

In his new book Teen Brains, the father of six exposes the addictive impact of technology on our children and how it’s making our kids anxious and depressed.

Australian start-up out to save turtles and seabirds

Over 300,000 turtles and seabirds are hooked and die unnecessarily every year, a direct result of trying to eat long-line tuna fishing baits, but...

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...