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May 13, 2021

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Upside down river

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Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

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‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Any questions?

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A flood-ravaged northern NSW will see another burst of heavy showers and thunderstorms this week fall on already saturated catchments.

‘Rain totals last week exceeded 200mm at Moree and passed the 150mm mark at Armidale, Glen Innes, Guyra and Inverell. Widespread flooding resulted along the Namoi, Gwydir, Severn and Macintyre rivers with peaks still ahead for Goondiwindi and Wee Waa,’ said Tom Saunders, Senior Meteorologist at the Weather Channel.

‘These totals proved some of the heaviest November rain on record for some towns including Guyra, Glen Innes and Moree.

‘The rain cleared on Saturday, but a band of heavy showers and thunderstorms will sweep east through NSW on Wednesday and Thursday. Up to about 50mm of rain will fall over the flooded catchments in the north, possibly enough to cause some renewed secondary flood peaks. However, this week’s rain is unlikely to cause the current flood peaks to worsen,’ he said.

‘Drier weather will return for the remainder of the week, but La Niña conditions through the Pacific and warmer than normal ocean temperatures in the Indian Ocean will combine to maintain above average rain through northern NSW through summer.’

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