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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Santos’ approval to drill for gas north of the Tiwi Islands invalid

In a landmark decision, the Federal Court of Australia has invalidated Santos’ approval to drill for gas in the sea north of the Tiwi Islands.

Businesses launch campaign against holiday let policy

Businesses who say they would be adversely impacted by Council’s proposal to cap holiday letting to 90 days have gone on the offensive by launching a PR campaign.

West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

Meet Byron’s surf champ, Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart

While Byron attracts surfers of amazing skill, there have only been a few world champions. 

Mullum biz petition for road improvements

A petition from Mullumbimby industrial estate business owners will be tabled at the upcoming September 29 meeting, which calls on Council to upgrade pothole ridden Manns Road.

National Circus Festival: 30 September–2 October

It’s finally here and everyone is beyond excited. This weekend the National Circus Festival makes its way to the...

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Increased water testing in Rocky Creek Dam following bushfires

The impact of the bushfires on local water supplies has led to Rous County Council developing a targeted raw water sampling program in consultation with NSW Health and industry experts to identify potential contaminants.

SCU scientists make worrying discovery about fire-scorched earth

Updated: Scientists from Southern Cross University have made a startling discovery about the lethal threat of soils scorched by bushfires that could increase cancer risks.

44 drownings on NSW coast in one year

More than a third (34 per cent) of the drownings happened when people were trying to swim but 18% were due to rock-fishing accidents.

Heatwave puts lifesavers on high alert

Four people have lost their lives in the last week on the NSW coast and Surf Life Saving NSW are reminding people using all waterways to be on high alert over the coming days while heatwave conditions are coinciding with Christmas holidays.

Be boat safe over Easter and Anzac Day

Marine Rescue NSW has urged boaters taking an extended break over the coming Easter and Anzac Day long weekends to make safety on the water their priority.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

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.

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.