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‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

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New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Monty’s: strawberries and insanity

‘Strawberries are insanely amazing,’ I hear Dave (‘Monty’) tell one customer. Regarding his punnets – three sizes, family, medium,...

Police pursuit after ute and motorbike stolen

NSW Police were at Pat Smith Park in Dulguigan, after reports a motorcycle had been stolen. As they arrived two males fled the scene, one on a motorcycle and the other in an Isuzu utility. The utility failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.

A Forest of excellence

Forest Byron Bay, a restaurant by Crystalbrook Collection, has won the Regional Contemporary Australian Restaurant – Formal category at...

NSW gov’t accused of ‘pork barrelling’ in Ballina electorate

As people on the Northern Rivers last week endured the anxiety of severe storm warnings and pre-dawn emergency alerts, a visit from the state’s emergency services minister was barely announced.

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Gold standard for community resilience

The Main Arm community came together on Sunday, along with emergency services, to reflect on what has happened, how the community responded and the...

Dance teacher determined to rebuild Upper Main Arm Public School, with or without gov’t support

Nearly a hundred students in Byron’s hinterland won’t have to wait for government help to get their local school rebuilt if Deanne Berry has anything to do with it.

Water truck stripped during floods in Main Arm

During last week's flood, a set of wheels on a water truck dropped off one side of a Main Arm causeway near Kohinur Hall. Then the truck was stripped both externally and internally while they waited for the flood waters to subside.

Councillors ignore Main Arm residents’ call over compliance blitz

Requests for councillors to halt an aggressive pursuit of unauthorised dwellings in Main Arm fell on deaf ears at last week’s Council meeting.

Driver dies after vehicle careens off steep road in Main Arm

A person has died after a vehicle careened off a steep in Main Arm.

Northern Rivers bushfire and power updates

If you are going to stay and defend your properties then make sure you prepared. If you are going to leave leave early.

Wilsons Creek residents told to enact fire plans: fire meeting Mullumbimby

Tuntable Falls, Terania Creek Road and Terania Creek residents have been advised to leave and residents of the Byron Shire are being called to a fire meeting in Mullumbimby at 11am.

Locals fight to keep their community bus shelters

Once again the Huonbrook and Upper Main Arm communities have had to fight to keep their community made bus stops as Byron Shire Council was set to replace them with new, modern, standardised one design fits all bus shelters.

Main Arm house burnt to ground

A house in Upper Main Arm was burnt to the ground last night with the fire extending into some of the local bushland.

Live Music Roundup – Thursday 13 October, 2016

In Lou of a talent night  Music will echo through the valley when Main Arm Public School hosts local talent for an evening of live...

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.