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Kingscliff, trucks, and development – what’s the right outcome?

The debate over the movement of fill via the Tweed Coast Road and though Kingscliff to fill future development...

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Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

Stories about "veganism":

Being vegan: Where do vegans get their protein?

You can eat a plant-based diet and get plenty of protein. Like any balanced diet, if you eat properly you will get all the nutrients you need. This is the first article in our monthly Being Vegan series.

A meaty point

Mimi Bekhechi, PETA Australia.  Researchers in the UK and US have put forward a plan that could prevent millions of deaths globally each year and...

Holly’s new comic tackles animals as food

What’s your relationship with animals and food? In her latest comic Octopus & Lamb, illustrator Holly English explores animal rights in an intimate, accessible and sometimes humorous way. 

Should Byron shire council stop the steak?

Highlighting the significant reduction of green house gas emissions that the choice to go vegan can have, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have urged the Byron shire council ‘to take a bite out of climate change by serving only vegan food at official meetings, functions and other events.’

Good news: meat prices to soar

Ashley Fruno, associate director, PETA Australia.  Good news! The price of red meat will soar over the next two years, according to Meat and Livestock...

Aussie Day lamb ad pokes fun at vegans

An advertisement encouraging people to eat lamb on Australia Day, starring popular SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin and long-time lamb consumption advocate Sam Kekovich, which was criticised for inciting hatred towards vegans, has been given the all-clear.

‘Nothing with a face’-value

A husky yet soft voice speaks : ‘The following story is more like an incredible tale than it is a restaurant review’. I can...

Spring into Scavenge in Lismore this Saturday

Different, fun and rewarding are some of the words used to describe what's going to unfold in Lismore this weekend.

Van life

David Pettifer, Uki In reply to today’s article by the ABC Van Lifers I believe there is an opportunity for both sides to benefit. There is a...

Buy and sell food app launches

Finding it too hard to purchase local produce via social media, partners Vanessa and Leisa thought there must be a better way.

Inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic for Ballina

An inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic will be held on Friday 19 March 2021 at Fishery Creek Boat Ramp, West Ballina.