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Did you try to vote with iVote in the LGA elections?

The NSW Electoral Commission says they are aware that some iVote users were unable to gain access to the system to vote on Saturday.

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Bullshit detectors needed

Well well; we have a true Scepticarius in the mayoral race after all – a curmudgeonly and doggedly forensic...

Independents clear winners for Byron LGA elections

While the Greens and Labor saw declines in their first preference votes, it was the independents who appear to...

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Remember Ocean Shores?

When Ocean Shores – now the largest town in the Byron Shire – was established, Council enforced strict directives....

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to...

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Stories about "tree planting":

Schools planting trees to save riverbanks

Six schools in the Lismore area six will plant about 6000 trees creating links across the Wilsons River corridor in Lismore and Tucki Creek in Goonellabah.

Landcare gets another 1,000 trees to plant

Landcare groups in the Northern Rivers are coming up with new ways to get trees planted and protect the environment we live in.

Capturing carbon, nature’s way

One of the best ways to mitigate climate change is to capture carbon – by tree planting, of course! Shearwater Steiner School in Mullumbimby is getting hands on with its students and getting their hands in the dirt.

Take action on the climate emergency: plant a tree

Taking action on the climate emergency is in everyone's hands and a simple first step you can take is to plant trees on National Tree Day.

Mother’s Day tree planting biggest yet

The beautiful weather held for Mother’s Day tree planting with a big crowd, lots of great music an a record number of trees put in the gournd.

Trees for habitat and mums

A steady stream of enthusiastic tree planters came to plant natives at a Mullumbimby Creek property on Sunday.

Body artist celebrates tree day

Get down and gritty is the message from Planet Ark for this year’s National Tree Day as they encourage people to get inspired by nature and plant trees this Sunday July 30.

Music fest plants out trees for Mothers Day

Mullum Music Festival’s annual Mothers Day tree planting is at the Durrumbul Hall site on Sunday. This year will see the 6,000th native tree planted by the festival team, its supporters and planting organisers.

2020 Vision looks forward to a whole lot more trees

‘The silver bullet to mitigate heat and turn the tide on climate change-related heat stress in our cities are trees, but currently we just don’t have enough of them in most dense urban areas, ' says a sustainable development expert.

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

Minister causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ in State forests

North East Forest Alliance have accused the Ministers for Environment and Foresty, Matt Kean and Paul Toole, of dereliction of duty for failing to implement the minimal changes recommended by the Natural Resources Commission.

Dunghutti artist wins Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award

Dunghutti artist and elder Gus Kelly has won the first Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award with his powerful drawing Nobody Told Me There’d Be...

Pedalling towards better health

A new study estimates that millions of lives could be extended if people rode bicycles rather than driving cars.