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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.

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Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Byron Bay wins season opener against Mullum Giants

  Ross Kendall The local league derby is always  and the Byron Bay Red Devils have won the first game of...

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

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Byron Day Hab – six weeks that will change your life

For a mum with small children, going away for six months sometimes just isn’t an option. That’s why the Buttery has created CORE – or Community Based Rehab.

Support for drug addicted youth

The Buttery has received $257,000 to assist young people aged 10 to 19 with drug and alcohol problems to help them get earlier access to treatment.

Cocaine vying with cannabis as the drug of choice in Byron

Convictions for cocaine possession in the Byron Shire reached a 22-year high last financial year, in what some see as a reflection of the region’s changing drug habits.

Free support for substance abuse and use

If you, a family member or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or use The Buttery will be running a free eight week group in Mullumbimby from Thursday 19 October

Fundraiser for The Buttery’s family counselling

An event at Linnaeus Estate, Broken Head, on the afternoon of Sunday August 13 will raise funds for The Buttery’s free family counselling program.

Private estate opened up for Buttery fundraiser

The unique and usually very private Linnaeus Estate at Broken Head will be open to the public on the afternoon of Sunday August 13 for a special ticketed event to raise funds for The Buttery’s free Family Counselling program.

The Buttery branches out

From free community access programs to developing a social enterprise business to assist people who are on the brink of burnout, The Buttery is finding new ways to share the knowledge of how to live a successful and fulfilling life.

Buttery starts free rehab program

The Buttery rehabilitation service is starting a new free program to allow more people to get help with their drug and alcohol problems without joining a residential program.

Labor announces $2 million for Buttery upgrade

A Shorten Labor government would invest $2 million to upgrade ‘The Buttery’ rehabilitation service in Binna Burra, enabling it to expand its outreach service to users of ice on the north coast and their families.

Mullum busts the meth myth

A frank, honest, sometimes funny and at times sad discussion about the drug ice was held in Mullumbimby on Monday night. Just one myth busted was the belief that ice, or methamphetamine, isn’t a significant issue in regional Australia.

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of our global predicament, and a...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...