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My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

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Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

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Start taking action on World Environment Day

Today, 5 June, is World Environment Day and the theme is ‘Time for Nature’. It is a theme that asks you to consider the fact that the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the climate of the earth are what allows us to exist and inhabit this small blue dot in the ever expanding universe.

What can you do to help the planet?

This Friday is World Environment Day and now it's time to ask not what your planet can do for you, but what you can do for your planet.

Local writer Perrow gets a global reach

It was World Environment Day yesterday and for Lennox resident Susan Perrow it was World Environment Day in 1992 that led to the creation of the book called Garden of Light that continues to influence children today.

Lismore celebrates World Environment Day

Around 200 students from across the Northern Rivers primary schools attended World Environment Dayat the Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre yesterday.

Environment Day aims to connect people to nature

This year’s UN theme for World Environment Day invites us to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.

How does Splendour site deserve environment award?

Richard Whitling, South Golden Beach. The value of the World Environment Day awards is significantly diminished when one notes the award to North Byron Parklands (Splendour's Yelgun festival site).

Council honours locals on World Environment Day

The United Nations’ World Environment Day was held last Thursday across the globe. The event is intended to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment.

Rainforest Botanic Gardens open

http://youtu.be/fOK-pjuwat0 On World Environment Day, a dream that’s been a quarter of a century in the making was realised: the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens opened...

Our environment in focus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpecLY0rOfg Knox Park in Murwillumbah under the shadow of Wollumbin/Mt Warning was again  the venue for the annual World Environment Day celebrations on Sunday. The...

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour. According...

Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.