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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

ScoMo does it again

ScoMo recently travelled from the ACT to Sydney, not something to be recommended at the moment. What is an essential...

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did...

September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Found – Have you seen Steve? Missing person

Mullumbimby man Steve Mustchin went missing at 11am this morning from Byron Bay Hospital and his family are asking locals to keep an eye out for him.

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inGrained Foundation grants program returns

In its third year, the inGrained Foundation’s Northern Rivers Large Grants Program returns with a $100,000 funding pool, ready to support a diverse range of local not-for-profits.

The power of planting for climate

On Tuesday, 16 March at Dingo Lane Farms in Myocum, Zero Emissions Byron launched the Replant Byron Alliance, aiming to both encourage landowners to drawdown carbon via biodiverse and productive land uses, and to quantify the collective impact of tree plantings.

Transition

Sapoty Brook, Wilsons Creek In response to Geraldine Crumpton’s letter (20 January), Byron Shire’s North Coast Climate Action Group formed one of the first transition...

Latest electric vehicle technology on show June 8

Want to hear about electric utes, mopeds, and motorbikes? Did you know you can now rent a classic car, such as a Landrover or VW, converted to EV?

What’s the bloody emergency?

It's time to pull your fingers out and actually start to significantly reduce your carbon emissions pretty smartly, folks, or we’re stuffed.

Mullumbimby first street to declare on energy use

With the federal energy policy in tatters individuals have been getting ready to take on the energy challenge themselves and Tristran Parade in Mullumbimby has just become the first street to declare their commitment to create a clean energy future.

Plastic free daze

For the third year the Shire is participating in the global Plastic Free July campaign along with more than two million people in 159 countries.

Zero Emissions Byron event June 27

While many governments around the world are introducing measures to address climate change, the Australian government has failed to develop an action plan to reduce Australia’s emissions.

Change the world one action at a time

Have you been wondering how to take action on climate change and reduce your carbon footprint? Repower Byron Shire, launched on Sunday 17 September,...

Sustainable inspiration: book now for sustainable house day tours

It can be where sustainable meets art and that is certainly the case for Nina Bishop who designed and built her sustainable mud brick home LightFeat near Mullumbimby. Nina is opening her house this year, for the second and last time, as part of the Sustainable House Day.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.