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Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

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More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies...

Rainbow Dragons back on the water for regatta

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club has waited a few years to welcome the Northern NSW dragon boat and...

Good news for the Sepik people

The proposed Frieda mine Papua New Guinea with its huge tailings dam, would be built on the Frieda River at the headwaters of the Sepik River – an earthquake-prone area – creating the risk of repeating one of the worst environmental disasters.

Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived...

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

The Bogong

The Byron Writers Festival has partnered with Blak & Bright curator Jane Harrison to present The Bogong, a Blak version of The Moth. The Bogong, Hosted by Danny Teece-Johnson, is a celebration of the lived experience in crafted spoken word form. Featuring six First Nations storytellers, it’a feast for the ears.

Stories about "Western Australia":

Choosing my time to die a dignified death

A 90-year-old Ballina woman, who does not qualify for either Victoria’s or the new Western Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying laws, left for Switzerland to fulfil her wish to die with dignity and on her own terms.

Why energy utilities are desperate to slug households with higher fixed charges

The West Australian electricity utility Synergy caused a storm of controversy earlier this month week when its chairman, Lyndon Rowe, suggested hitting solar households with higher charges, a sort of 'solar tax'.

WA says solar is the future as it prepares to dump coal

The West Australian government appears to have overcome years of institutionalised resistance and recognised that the state’s energy future will be built around solar energy.

WA to go all out solar within a few years

West Australian energy minister Mike Nahan has conceded the state’s electricity market faces radical change, with rooftop solar to become ubiquitous on homes and businesses within a matter of years.

Shark girl returns from the WA carnage

A world wide spotlight is on Western Australia as the shark cull continues to leave the ocean floor strewn with the carcasses of dead and dying fish.

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces of Australian and international art. The...

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and unknown to the human inhabitants...

Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!

Victoria Cosford There’s a steady stream of customers at Jodie’s stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their plastic containers – 100 per...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback but upmarket restaurant, with an...