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Blockades continue as councillors wave next Wallum certificate through

A second subdivision works certificate for the Wallum estate was signed off by a majority of councillors last week, who again argued that they have no legal standing to further impede an approved development.

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Sustainable power from carbon dioxide?

University of Queensland researchers have built an experimental generator which they claim absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) to make electricity.

Cape Byron Distillery release world-first macadamia cask whisky

S Haslam The parents of Cape Byron Distillery CEO Eddie Brook established the original macadamia farm that you can see...

Byron Comedy Fest 2024 Laughs

The legendary Northern Hotel’s Backroom opens its doors to laughter when it welcomes The Byron Comedy Fest with eight big headline shows. With audiences packing out shows every year, Festival Directors Mel Coppin and Zara Noruzi have decided a new venue with increased capacity was in order. It also means the festival is an all-weather event – expect all your favourites!

Infrastructure for east end of Mullum

Mullumbimby was founded 135 years ago. In the 1960s sewerage was introduced, as was I suppose drainage infrastructure. Are...

2022 flood data quietly made public  

The long-awaited state government analysis of the 2022 flood in the shire’s north is now available on the SES website.

Byron Bay takes second at NSW grade three regional bowls championships

Pam Scarborough Byron Bay’s district winning, grade three pennants bowl team knew they had stepped up a grade when they...

Stories about "Travel":

Volunteers sought to meet and greet tourists in Ballina

The resumption of the Northern Rivers' tourism industry has prompted the Ballina Shire Council to invite local residents to become volunteer ambassadors for the sector.

Domestic uni students resume study online at SCU while international students remain locked out

More than a week into third semester, Southern Cross University [SCU] operators say students will have to continue learning online thanks to Covid 19 concerns and restrictions.

Travel inspiration in Lennox Head

Hundreds of books cherished by distinguished Sydney travel writer, the late Tom E King, will grace the shelves of a popular Northern NSW café Williams Street Kitchen & Bar to provide inspiration for your next journey.

Ooty

Just as I was finishing my mulligatawny soup in the hotel dining room, the small, crumpled pianist who’d been thumping out Cole Porter on the upright in the corner – or was it America from West Side Story? Rachmaninoff? Impossible to tell. Suddenly he appeared by my side.

Miraculous signs of life in 42 BC (Before Cyberspace)

I had a minor meltdown that threatened to erupt as a major tanty when I was in Japan last October. The Tokyo Airbnb that I’d...

Bali’s volcanic flight risk

Story and photos: Tracey Davis With the holidays just around the corner, Bali’s surf beaches promise a well-deserved break. What might...

Returns to Eden

Eden Health Retreat, Currumbin Valley, QLD Eden has been a place of rejuvenation since 1984, and is Australia’s longest established health retreat. The luxurious ecologically sensitive...

Ancient brewing tradition honoured

An annual event and brewing ritual to honour ancient brewing traditions was held at Stone & Wood’s Byron brewery last week.

New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

Domestic violence service calls for urgent action to address crisis

Relationships Australia NSW is calling for urgent intervention from the NSW government to address men’s violence against women, following the horrific murder of Molly Ticehurst.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.